Sunday, 21 October 2018 13:06

Arts Capsule: You can't go home again

If George Bernard Shaw were alive today, he might have written something rather like the show on the main stage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis right now, Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2.

Saturday, 15 September 2018 13:16

Arts Capsule: The land we belong to is grand

Oklahoma!, the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that's getting a bang-up presentation right now at Stages, had a troubled beginning.

Thursday, 23 August 2018 23:19

Arts Capsule: The light fantastic

The Light in the Piazza, the 2005 musical theatre adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella of the same name, is something of a miracle.

Saturday, 30 June 2018 17:27

Arts Capsule: Light rain

"Singin' in the Rain," the 1983 stage adaptation of the beloved 1952 movie musical, will probably never make anyone's list of Best Musicals of All Time. But The Muny's production of the 2012 London revival is, to paraphrase the Bard, entertaining enough and 'twill suffice.

Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:42

Arts Capsule: Dark rainbow

There's no doubt about it, Angela Ingersoll is Judy Garland in Max and Louie Productions' End of the Rainbow, and I don't know how she does it every night.

Sunday, 17 June 2018 16:33

Arts Capsule: Radical, dude

When Christoph Willibald Gluck's "Orfeo and Euridice" was first performed back in 1762, it was considered somewhat radical. Opera Theatre's lively and fanciful production is radical as well, although in a very different way.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 13:40

Arts Capsule: The age of gold

The Muny is celebrating its centennial this season, and they're kicking it off this week with a big, bright theatrical present in the form of the musical revue "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

Looking for a lightweight, feel-good summer musical that sends you away with a smile on your face and probably a memorable tune or two in your head? If so, let me direct your attention to Stages St. Louis's excellent production of I Do! I Do!, which runs through July 1st.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:24

Arts Capsule: The enemy within

"If you're not outraged," reads a popular bumper sticker, "you're not paying attention." That pretty much sums up my reaction to the world premiere of "An American Soldier" at Opera Theatre.

Saturday, 02 June 2018 17:41

Arts Capsule: Star-crossed and moonstruck

What do La Traviata and Romeo and Juliet have in common? Good question.

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