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Saturday, 08 March 2014 20:53

A strong 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at Winter Opera

Written by Steve Callahan
Winter Opera is closing its seventh season with a very strong production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:02

Beware the gifts of the ancestors

Written by Bob Wilcox
Isabel Allende established herself as a major Latin American writer in 1982 with her first novel, "The House of the Spirits." It traces four generations of a family through the upheavals in Allende's native Chile.
Plays, movies and books about men's "midlife crises" are a dime-a-dozen; it's much less common to see a show that delves, artfully and thoughtfully, into the secret desires of a middle-aged, married woman. Luckily, Dramatic License Productions' humorous, yet realistic,…
"Diavolo," writes the company's Artistic Director Jacques Heim in his program notes, "is a fusion of many different movement vocabularies such as everyday movement, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts, and hip-hop." On stage, that translates into genre-bending theatre pieces…
Marissa Mulder's "The Songs of Tom Waits," which had its premiere last March at New York's Metropolitan Room under the more accurately descriptive title "Tom…In His Words," comes to The Gaslight Cabaret Festival dripping with praise. In a profile of…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:02

Tim Schall takes us back to '1961'

Written by Katie McGrath
Tim Schall's musical exploration of 1961 demonstrates that it was a very good year.  
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:51

The Boys Are Back in Town

Written by Tina Farmer
There's a contemporary swagger present in the Fox Theatre's current production of "Jersey Boys" that slides smoothly into the history of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The combination works well, resulting in a smart, snappy production that thoroughly entertains.…
Ah, bliss! Here's a toast to the post-WWI, emerging from the Depression leisure class. Particularly when they are as delightfully portrayed as by the student actors in Washington University's "You Can't Take It with You." The show breezes along, and…
I've always maintained that actors in general and musical theatre actors in particular have something of a head start when it comes to cabaret. They already know how to give meaning to a lyric and how to connect with an…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:05

'Other Desert Cities' takes the long way home

Written by Tina Farmer
Some family secrets are mere trifles, intended to spare hurt feelings. Others are meant to secure someone's place in the family tree or inheritance. And then, there are those family secrets that cause deep hurt and lasting damage. The Repertory…
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