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Gimme shelter

Gimme shelter

Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

My friend the playwright/producer Joan Lipkin (of That Uppity Theatre Company fame) once remarked that theatre in St. Louis was mostly about real estate. What she meant was that there are far more theatre companies in town than there are spaces in which they can perform.

Core group members, L-R: Jennifer Garteley, Dana Hotle, Adrianne Honnold, and Laura Reycraft

Star chamber

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 13:29

For some years now the classical music world has been all abuzz with news of ensembles reaching out beyond the usual performance venues and taking the classics places where they've never been before.

Karlovsky and Company at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013

"Gun Club"
Alex Phillips and David Reddick

There are two types of cafes in the movies. There's the hive of romance -- think Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in "Meet Joe Black" -- a cozy room with warm, milky drinks and longing eyes.

"Country Joe" Rosier at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013

Not Quite Right Improv Group

Perhaps because it was the 11th show I had seen over a two-day marathon of shows, or because it was the last slot of a very long weekend spanning four days and over 100 performances, I struggled with Not Quite Right improv group.

Performing arts review: 'Rhythm City,' 'Asperger's: A High Functioning Musical' and 'Brave Women: Another Revolution' at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013

"Rhythm City"
The Four Fronts

In a tribute to classic American Lindy Hop and early traditional jazz dancing, "Rhythm City" made Kranzberg Cabaret travel back in time with a high-energy act that was guaranteed to make you start hand-clappin' and toe-tappin'.

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