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2007 Stories by Dennis Brown

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  • Same Olde

    published July 25, 2007

    Non-Anglophiles might be surprised to learn that the man in The Man with a Load of Mischief, currently being staged by Act Inc. in... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published July 18, 2007

    An American Daughter This decade-old talkathon by Wendy Wasserstein plays out in the Georgetown home of a dedicated physician (Mary... More >>

  • Charmed Wife

    published July 18, 2007

    You don't often hear the name Elizabeth von Arnim nowadays, but what an intriguing woman she must have been. In the early 20th century, this... More >>

  • Channel Surfer

    published July 11, 2007

    If you look deep into the back pages of sports encyclopedias, you just might discover that in 1926 Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to... More >>

  • Hello, Muny!

    published July 11, 2007

    Midway into Act Two of Hello, Dolly! as all sorts of delicious high jinks are playing out at the Harmonia Gardens restaurant,... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published July 4, 2007

    The Lion King On its second visit to St. Louis, this Disney juggernaut retains its profusion of color and movement. Dance, mime, puppetry... More >>

  • Muny Happy Returns

    published July 4, 2007

    A conversation with Lewis J. Stadlen is like a verbal stroll through Shubert Alley. Although Stadlen has appeared in occasional movies... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published June 27, 2007

    Grease For the past two summers, the annual poll of Muny audiences has pegged Grease as the musical people most want to see in... More >>

  • Cast Him If You Can

    published June 27, 2007

    Some musical performers are singers who act; others are actors who sing. Kevin Gray is both. It matters not whether he's playing the King of Siam... More >>

  • It's Reigning Cats and Wart Hogs

    published June 27, 2007

    "Please clear the aisles," an usher instructed as the intermission neared its end. "The animals will be coming." That's a directive you don't... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published June 20, 2007

    Anything Goes Summer stock is alive and well in Rolla. An array of appealing young actors buoys Cole Porter's perennially popular shipboard... More >>

  • Oklahoma! OK.

    published June 20, 2007

    It's hard to think of a musical more ideally suited to the vast Muny stage than Oklahoma! Richard Rodgers, who composed the seminal... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published June 13, 2007

    Anna Karenina Colin Graham's 56th world-premiere opera production was his last — the long-time artistic director of Opera Theatre of... More >>

  • Believe in Stephen

    published June 13, 2007

    Thirty miles west of Columbia in bucolic Arrow Rock, where the corn is not yet quite as high as an elephant's eye (though it's getting there), the... More >>

  • Still Funny After All These Years

    published June 13, 2007

    Watching the dizzy shenanigans in Stray Dog Theatre's staging of You Can't Take It With You is the next-best thing to riding the... More >>

  • Sky's the Limit

    published June 6, 2007

    It matters not how many times you've seen Guys and Dolls — and who hasn't, time and again, on film and stage? — I'll lay... More >>

  • The Good, the Bard and the Ugly

    published May 30, 2007

    Belly up to the bar, boys, and take a swig of iambic pentameter. It slides down the gullet real easy. Much ado is being made about the fact that... More >>

  • One of the Guys

    published May 23, 2007

    When the Black Rep announced it would conclude its current season with the classic musical Guys and Dolls, there was no doubting J.... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published May 16, 2007

    The Dance on Widow's Row Four widows seek to jump-start their love lives by throwing a party for the town's most eligible bachelors: It'd... More >>

  • Cincinnati Inquirer

    published May 16, 2007

    Last December in a piece about the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Off-Ramp series, which is staged at the Grandel Theatre, I suggested that the... More >>

  • Put a Spell on You

    published May 16, 2007

    Your word is simplicity." "Could you define that, please?" "Simplicity: A musical play whose virtues are charmingly modest rather than... More >>

  • The Spirit Moves

    published May 9, 2007

    From Hamlet to A Christmas Carol, audiences have always been suckers for a good ghost story. Two current offerings accept ghosts and... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published May 2, 2007

    A Clockwork Orange This stage telling of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novella is enough to make you want to beat your groody in strack. As mounted... More >>

  • A Sharp Knives in Hens

    published May 2, 2007

    It's been less than two years since Upstream Theater debuted in St. Louis, yet already it has established itself as the most innovative company in... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published April 25, 2007

    A Clockwork Orange Reviewed in this issue. Baby with the... More >>

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