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    Six G Thangs You Can Do this Weekend

    published Jul 31, 2015

    August is the only month that has a "g" in its name. And no one plays the game like a G, son. Respect. Here are six G-thangs you can do this weekend. 1. Good movie? Tommy Wiseau's The Room What elev... More >>

  • St. Nicholas and The Good Thief

    published July 23, 2015

    If you're in the market for a different sort of theatrical experience, check out the Midnight Company's short (but solid) repertory season at... More >>

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    Theatre Nuevo Presents a Flawed But Memorable Experiment at the Chapel

    published Jul 30, 2015

    This Is Not Funny is a devised comedic theatrical experiment. Which says something, but what exactly? The stage is the floor of the performing-arts space called the Chapel, there's a curtain on a clot... More >>

  • Camp Lik-A-Twa-Ta-Lotta

    published July 23, 2015

    You're too old for summer camp, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the summer camp experienced in every '80s movie about a bunch of misfit... More >>

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    Anything Goes Is a Joyous Romp, Thanks to Cole Porter

    published Jul 29, 2015

    The plot of Anything Goes is ridiculous, the characters are virtual caricatures and the dramatic conflicts could be charitably described as "hackneyed." And yet there is no denying the power created w... More >>

  • Move Live on Tour

    published July 23, 2015

    Between the two of them, dancer/choreographers Julianne and Derek Hough have won seven Dancing with the Stars Championships, as well as... More >>

  • Ferguson Matters

    published July 16, 2015

    he protests and police actions in Ferguson are not quite a year-old memory, and the people of St. Louis continue to struggle with what happens... More >>

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    Six Things to Do This Weekend for $15 or Less

    published Jul 24, 2015

    July is winding down, but summer isn't over yet. This is a weekend to remember the films, philanthropists and summer camp fantasies of our youth. See you all on the ice. 1. Celebrate 20 Years of Bei... More >>

  • Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

    published July 16, 2015

    Sixteenth-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch has baffled the critics for years. Were his images of devils and fantastic animals merely for... More >>

  • Weldonkrieg

    published July 16, 2015

    If you want to be a Civil War reenactor, the equipment list is long but mostly attainable -- there are companies that cater the historic... More >>

  • The Fantasticks

    published July 16, 2015

    Hucklebee and Bellomy are neighbors who dream that one day their children will fall in love and marry. To ensure this happens, the two concoct a... More >>

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    The LaBute New Play Festival Generates Excitement and Drama

    published Jul 17, 2015

    In its three short years of existence, the LaBute New Theater Festival has become a bona fide event. Opening night last Friday saw a full house of eager people who were there to see new plays – ... More >>

  • A LaBute-iful Night

    published July 16, 2015

    In its three short years of existence, the LaBute New Theater Festival has become a bone fide event. Opening night last Friday saw a... More >>

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    Smart Production of The Killing of Sister George Focuses on Human Nature, Not Sexuality

    published Jul 15, 2015

    The Killing of Sister George caused quite the scandal in 1965 London for its outright portrayal of a lesbian relationship. What's interesting in 2015 is not the lesbian part, but the relationship part... More >>

  • The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

    published July 2, 2015

    The famous 1971 show at the Whitney Museum of American Art established quilting as a valid (and vital) contemporary art form, and it sparked a... More >>

  • La Traviata

    published July 2, 2015

    If you missed the Met's well-received La Traviata when it was broadcast in April, the summer encore series always you to redress... More >>

  • Heritage and Freedom Fest

    published July 2, 2015

    O'Fallon's Heritage and Freedom Fest offers more bang for your buck this Independence Day with three nights of family fun, from 5 to 10... More >>

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    The Fantasticks Doesn't Quite Live Up to Its Billing

    published Jul 08, 2015

    The Fantasticks is an unassailable classic of American theater. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's allegorical musical had a legendary 42-year run off-Broadway, weathering the social changes of the 1960s,... More >>

  • Hairspray

    published June 25, 2015

    Tracy Turnblad is a woman on a mission. Her dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, and she finally makes it. Even after she becomes... More >>

  • Circus Flora

    published June 25, 2015

    Circus Flora invites you to take a trip back to the good old days with its new show, One Summer on Second Street. Set on a typical... More >>

  • La Rondine

    published June 25, 2015

    What do young men know of love? Nothing, and so Ruggero falls head-over-heels in love with the glamorous Magda. Little does he know that this... More >>

  • The Barber of Seville

    published June 25, 2015

    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis opens its new season with the frothy fun of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville. A wealthy count,... More >>

  • Jefferson, NY

    published June 25, 2015

    "New York art" makes you think of that hard-edged contemporary stuff, but that sort of thinking limits you to art from the five boroughs. New... More >>

  • Emmeline

    published June 25, 2015

    For its final show of the season, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents Tobias Picker's modern opera Emmeline, which is about a... More >>

  • Game of Thrones: The Parody

    published June 25, 2015

    Magic Smoking Monkey has performed the good Star Wars trilogy in an hour, and it has slogged through the entirety (sorta) of Peter... More >>

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