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  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 10, 2007

    The 1940's Radio Hour Director William Whitaker remarks in the program notes for this Washington University Performing Arts Department... More >>

  • Purr Relations

    published October 10, 2007

    This year Muddy Waters Theatre Company is devoting its season to three plays by Tennessee Williams. But the opening offering, Cat on a Hot... More >>

  • Craps

    published October 10, 2007

    Usually in a big auditorium like the Fox, the closer you sit to the stage, the more satisfying the experience. But at The Rat Pack —... More >>

  • Sleep with the Fishes

    published October 3, 2007

    The gang's all here. Michael, Fredo, Sonny. Connie and Kay and Tom Hagen. And of course the Don himself, Vito Corleone, head of the New York... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 26, 2007

    Altar Boyz If Hedwig and the Angry Inch can make hay out of a tawdry rock concert, why not an evening that spoofs a touring... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 19, 2007

    Boesman and Lena Reviewed in this issue. Crazy for You For much of Act One, this lavish paean to the songs of George and... More >>

  • Pistol-Packin' Mama

    published September 19, 2007

    As prelude to the rather astonishing events that are about to ensue, the velvet voice of Dinah Washington fills the auditorium. "Things never are... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 12, 2007

    Fat Pig Reviewed in this issue. The History Boys Reviewed in this issue. Macbeth As if staging an... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published September 12, 2007

    Fear and loathing stalk the stage at the Tower Grove Abbey, where Stray Dog Theatre has taken residence. Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last... More >>

  • English Classless

    published September 12, 2007

    Ever since its debut at England's National Theatre in May 2004, Alan Bennett's The History Boys, a fruit-filled dessert passing... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 5, 2007

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change An intrepid group of local producers is trying to make a long-run go of this sketch-y evening that... More >>

  • Simply Stunning

    published September 5, 2007

    It was love at first sight, and it happened like this: In July 1990, while driving from Atlanta to Los Angeles, I stopped in Houston to see Jekyll... More >>

  • Tale Spin

    published September 5, 2007

    How can you go wrong with a tale that begins with the immortal line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." and concludes with... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 29, 2007

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change An intrepid group of local producers is trying to make a long-run go of this sketch-y evening that... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Actors

    published August 29, 2007

    Among the kaleidoscope of characters that populate the novels of Charles Dickens — Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, Pip and Miss Havisham,... More >>

  • So Long, Farewell

    published August 29, 2007

    As I write these words, the Muny has not released its attendance figures for the season just ended. But when they do, I would expect the... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 22, 2007

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change An intrepid group of local producers is trying to make a long-run go of this sketch-y evening that... More >>

  • Deacons of Light

    published August 22, 2007

    To most of us they are the invisible men, yet lighting designers F. Mitchell Dana, Peter E. Sargent and John Wylie have lit more than 300 plays in... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 15, 2007

    The Full Monty A good musical comedy leaves you exhilarated; a great musical comedy leaves you exhausted. The Full Monty may be a... More >>

  • Economy Class

    published August 15, 2007

    Throughout his long and fecund career, British playwright Tom Stoppard has never been at a loss for words. In Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's... More >>

  • Les Mediocrity

    published August 8, 2007

    Of all the dreary mega-musicals that have clogged the Broadway theater for the last two decades, Les Miserables, the arid "best parts" adaptation... More >>

  • Saturday Night at a Glance

    published August 1, 2007

    Eight local productions: An American Daughter cast: 11; audience: 81 (sold out)... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 1, 2007

    Enchanted April Four miserably unhappy British women share a one-month lease on a medieval castle in Italy. Just as you would hope for in a... More >>

  • Who's Counting

    published August 1, 2007

    Last Saturday night Munygoers saw The Pajama Game by the light of a full moon. At Act Inc.'s Enchanted April a misfiring fog... More >>

  • Night Moves

    published July 25, 2007

    I don't know what your definition of "event theater" is, but when the Muny mounts a musical that hasn't been staged in Forest Park for 39 years,... More >>

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