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Emily Piro

Friday, 22 November 2013 01:01

'Sister Act' is not a bad habit

Broadway is starting to look a lot like Hollywood, and it seems like every week a new musical is announced based on a box office blockbuster. One of the more buzzed about recent additions is a new stage adaptation of "Sister Act," produced by none other than Whoopi Goldberg herself.

Blue Man Group is known for their highly theatrical productions – part concert, part comedy, part multi-media extraveganza.

Sunday, 25 September 2011 17:30

On the verge of 'Passing Strange'

Life is a construct. So the good folks at New Line Theatre suggest with their current offering, Passing Strange. It's the autobiographical Alice in Wonderland story of a real-life musician Stew, reflecting on his most formative years. A privileged, angst-ridden would-be artist seeks identity through sex, drugs, and deconstructionist European ideology. You know, same old.

Monday, 28 March 2011 00:00

Step out of the ordinary

One day, in an effort to make interesting work-lunch conversation, I mentioned that I would be reviewing STOMP at The Fox Theatre. Immediately a friend of mine burst into uncontrollable laughter. I was confused.

Once upon a time, there were a couple of white chicks named Alice Kinsella and Debra Sharn. They liked to sit around. And sing, now and then.

They don't have any eggnog or gingerbread...but Dramatic License Production's staging of This Wonderful Life serves the heartwarming charm you might be craving this holiday season. As you may guess, This Wonderful Life is a stage adaptation (written by Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock) of a certain 1946 classic film bearing a similar title. If you're not a fan of the flick (nor a Jimmy Stewart enthusiast) this particular piece probably won't do it for you...but if you are an annual Frank Capra junkie, then this is a great new way to get your seasonal fix.

Friday, 03 September 2010 13:45

Dozens of Plays, Freshly Drawn and Quartered

Are you a virgin? If you have not yet seen the Immediacy Theater Project's (ITP) evening of shenanigans that is Drawn & Quartered, then the answer is "yes" - in the same way that those naive to the world of The Rocky Horror Picture Show are virgins to midnight movies. It is unlike any theater, or sketch work for that matter, that St. Louis is currently offering - and sweetheart, you don't know what you're missing.

Friday, 18 June 2010 13:46

Greenhouse New Play Festival

KDHX Theater Reviewers Robert Strasser and Emily Piro discuss the three days of HotCity Theatre's Greenhouse New Play Festival.

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