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2003 Stories by Dennis Brown

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  • Y Tu Mamma También

    published December 24, 2003

    New Year's Eve will last a little longer than usual this year. At the Fox Theatre, the festivities will be continuing for two weeks -- that's how... More >>

  • Infant Morality

    published December 17, 2003

    Last July the Stray Dog Theatre arrived on the local scene with a spirited inaugural production of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation.... More >>

  • Another One Bites the Dust

    published December 10, 2003

    Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, this season's holiday offering at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, is a baffling deception.... More >>

  • Run of the Millie

    published December 10, 2003

    Millie Dillmount, the sassy string bean from Salina who descends on 1922 Manhattan with the ferocity of a Kansas twister, is not only thoroughly... More >>

  • Get Me Rewrite!

    published December 3, 2003

    Thoroughly Modern Millie flaps into St. Louis this week with the credentials of a bona fide Broadway hit: six Tony awards, including... More >>

  • Something Old, Something New

    published November 26, 2003

    Initially, Barbara Lebow's The Left Hand Singing is about three idealistic college students on their way to Mississippi as... More >>

  • Number One With a Bullet

    published November 26, 2003

    Just the facts, ma'am. The fact is that when the lights dimmed at the conclusion of the opening-night performance of Gary Mitchell's In a... More >>

  • Still Life

    published November 19, 2003

    Last weekend something remarkable occurred on the Washington University campus. An eager, sold-out, nearly all-student audience attended the... More >>

  • Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    published November 12, 2003

    On my way home from the opening-night performance of Starlight Express, traffic slowed to a crawl as drivers paused to gaze at the... More >>

  • Today, Dammit!

    published November 12, 2003

    Early on a January morning in 1952, a bespectacled, decidedly untelegenic University City High grad named Dave Garroway came flickering into the... More >>

  • The Accidental Actress

    published November 5, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Linda Stephens has had some eminent admirers.... More >>

  • Red Sox Fans, Take Heart

    published November 5, 2003

    When she answers her phone in Los Angeles, Andrea Marcovicci isn't in a great frame of mind. The Boston Red Sox have just been eliminated from... More >>

  • Much More Than Fair

    published October 22, 2003

    Anyone planning to attend My Fair Lady, the current offering at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, might take note of the scarlet... More >>

  • The Brush-Off

    published October 15, 2003

    "Artists are so crazy," two dimwitted girls reassure each other as they watch a misanthropic painter sketch them during their weekly trip to the... More >>

  • Ch-ch-ch-changes

    published September 17, 2003

    Latecomers to the Loretto-Hilton theater were denied entry into the auditorium while Repertory Theatre of St. Louis artistic director Steve Woolf... More >>

  • Gimme Miklat

    published September 10, 2003

    Hot on the heels of last season's Lebensraum, the New Jewish Theatre is mounting Miklat, another obscurely titled play in... More >>

  • Shakespeare in Love

    published September 3, 2003

    Every so often in the current St. Louis Shakespeare rendition of Romeo and Juliet, the beleaguered young protagonists speak directly... More >>

  • Splendor in the Grass

    published August 27, 2003

    Nearly six years after its Broadway opening, The Lion King, the most talked-about -- and in many ways, the most innovative --... More >>

  • Muny Musings

    published August 20, 2003

    The just-concluded 85th summer season at the Muny in Forest Park was fraught with incidental pleasures. The seven-week repertory boasted two... More >>

  • A Mixed Big

    published August 13, 2003

    If you want to see a musical that doesn't really work, and probably shouldn't have been written to begin with, Big, the current... More >>

  • Good Humour Man

    published August 13, 2003

    Last year, St. Louis Shakespeare mounted an inferior production of the intriguing Henry IV, part 1. Undaunted, the company is now... More >>

  • Full Speed Ahead

    published August 6, 2003

    No one bothered to tell Spotlight Productions that Titanic is way too ambitious a musical to be attempted by a community theater.... More >>

  • Crazy for Paige

    published July 30, 2003

    What if, every time Albert Pujols stepped up to the plate at Busch Stadium, the slugger hit a home run 330 feet down the left-field line? Or what... More >>

  • Dancing in the Dark

    published July 30, 2003

    There are finales, and then there are finales. "I've Got Rhythm," the eight-minute-long Act 1 finale of Crazy for You, is as good as... More >>

  • Wedding Bell Blues

    published July 23, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Two new offerings, written 275 years apart, share a... More >>

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