I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Valerie Fletcher Eliot, who was married to the poet T.S. Eliot, who grew up in St. Louis and then moved permanently to England although he occasionally mustered enough nostalgic feeling to write poems about the Mississippi (which he described as "strong brown god--sullen, untamed and intractable"), ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
Repo! The Genetic Opera features a who's-who of cult actors and musicians, including Alexa Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley and Paul Sorvino. The list of musician contributing to the soundtrack is even more impressive: Joan Jett, Poe, Cl ... More >>
Cats for your kittens
Nice blazer, Joseph
Dennis talks theater with a symphony conductor — and a theatrical one, at that.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold encapsulate the local theater scene.
The Musical of Musicals is a real hoot.
Sebastian Bach: Actor, singer, fighter, lover, pal of Axl Rose
Spamalot roars into town.
Dennis Brown reviews Spamalot Last November Wicked was St. Louis' must-see musical. This month the Fox is hosting another wicked hit. Monty Python's Spamalot is a sly send-up of...well, just about everything. The evening is fraught with spoofs, parodies and puns. Have you always longed to see s ... More >>
A Fox production puts the “Bomb” in Bombay Dreams
The Muny improved this year -- but 2004 wasn't a hard act to follow
We explore Dr. Who's link to the White Stripes, get medieval on Into the Moat and imagine 50 Cent's future business endeavors
Ken Page throws his homegrown weight behind Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
Opera Theatre's Beauty and the Beast is built to thrill
We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity
Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own
Week of December 22, 2004
Starlight Express is the limit
In Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti scores a trifecta: murder, madness and suicide
Document of Death (Hammerheart/Martyr Music Group)
Characters & Company's production of a Broadway near-miss dissects the American fixation on beauty pageants
Diners who value consistency and approachability over novelty and depth of flavor will enjoy the Seven Gables Inn