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2007 Stories by Dennis Brown

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  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 26, 2007

    Kiss Me, Kate This farcical account of flaring egos during an out-of-town tryout of The Taming of the Shrew is being given... More >>

  • The Show Goes On

    published December 26, 2007

    For the past two years this column page has featured a mid-December progress report on the Professional Theatre Awards Council, which... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 19, 2007

    Greetings! In keeping with the nostalgia of the holiday season, St. Louis Actors' Studio summons up fond memories of the long-gone... More >>

  • Flying Nun

    published December 19, 2007

    Every actor must find his own way into a role. It might be a telling line of dialogue or a putty nose. For Nonie Newton-Breen, who's currently... More >>

  • Wicked Good — or Wicked Better?

    published December 19, 2007

    Wicked's dazzling success makes it wonderfully review-proof. Anyone who waits for the reviews before deciding whether to see the... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 12, 2007

    Greetings! Reviewed in this... More >>

  • Winter of Our Discontent

    published December 12, 2007

    You say it's only mid-December and already you're sugarplum fairied out? You've taken to stealing bells from Salvation Army volunteers just to... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 5, 2007

    The Bomb-itty of Errors The Bomb-itty of Errors is neither a cultural statement on the importance of rap nor a sociological... More >>

  • Buss Stop

    published December 5, 2007

    How exciting it must have been to see Kiss Me, Kate, the theater-smitten musical that's currently on view at the Repertory... More >>

  • You Had to Be There

    published December 5, 2007

    The time is 1939 — and the 1980s. The place: Hamburg, Germany — and Manchester, England. Kindertransport, a harrowing... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 28, 2007

    The Bomb-itty of Errors The Bomb-itty of Errors is neither a cultural statement on the importance of rap nor a sociological... More >>

  • She's Back (in Black)!

    published November 28, 2007

    Let us be merry: The prodigal nun has returned. Six years ago the one-woman interactive entertainment Late Nite Catechism set up house on... More >>

  • Paint It Black

    published November 21, 2007

    A well-tailored African-American man saunters onto the stage. He gazes at the audience, then says, "Put yourself in my place." Sterling North, a... More >>

  • Seldom Scene

    published November 14, 2007

    For a play that is so rarely seen, William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure carries a lot of baggage. No one quite knows what to... More >>

  • Ice Queen

    published November 14, 2007

    Much thought, care and expertise has been expended on the current Saint Louis University staging of Henrik Ibsen's groundbreaking 1890 drama... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 7, 2007

    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Reviewed in this issue. The Clean House A description of the plot, which concerns two... More >>

  • Mirth Maker

    published November 7, 2007

    For many a Broadway musical today, spectacle is the name of the game. But the ambitions of The Drowsy Chaperone, which continues... More >>

  • The Misfits

    published November 7, 2007

    It's easy to get irked when a theater company revisits a venerable three-act play, then takes a wrecking ball to its structure by eliminating... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 31, 2007

    Bad Dates A one-woman show about a shallow, materialistic restaurateur in search of the perfect man, Theresa Rebeck's Bad Dates... More >>

  • Dust Buster

    published October 31, 2007

    Late in Act One, a female physician and her maid watch as the doctor's husband ardently kisses an older woman. Who are they? the young maid... More >>

  • Better than Even Stevens

    published October 24, 2007

    Premier cabaret stylist Steve Ross is no stranger to St. Louis. But the truly ´smarvelous thing about the incomparable Ross is that... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 24, 2007

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  • Seesaw for Yourself

    published October 24, 2007

    If you're going to start a new theater company, one of your most important decisions is also one of the earliest: the choice of your inaugural... More >>

  • Stage Right

    published October 17, 2007

    Talk about turning the world upside down. Imagine the confusion that ensued in Restoration London when King Charles II decreed that at long last... More >>

  • Simon Serious

    published October 17, 2007

    For much of his prolific career, Neil Simon was the Rodney Dangerfield of dramatists. He didn't "get no respect" from the critics, who are often... More >>

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