New Line’s Fine Singers Aim Zingers in a Spirited ‘Urinetown’ That’s As Timely As Ever

New Line’s Fine Singers Aim Zingers in a Spirited ‘Urinetown’ That’s As Timely As Ever

By Lynn Venhaus Zeitgiest, meet “Urinetown.” In this Twilight Zone reality we seem to live in now in the 21st century, the subversive “Urinetown” the... Details
Opera Theatre’s ‘Awakenings’ Is a Dream

Opera Theatre’s ‘Awakenings’ Is a Dream

By C.B. Adams I hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it, when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved... Details
Stray Dog’s Brave, Fierce ‘The Normal Heart’ Is Not Just History, It’s Personal

Stray Dog’s Brave, Fierce ‘The Normal Heart’ Is Not Just History, It’s Personal

By Lynn VenhausAt once an urgent call to action, historical political drama, and heart-wrenching story of love and friendship, “The Normal Heart” captures a specific... Details
One Ring to Rule Them All – Never a Dull Moment Under the Circus Flora Big Top

One Ring to Rule Them All – Never a Dull Moment Under the Circus Flora Big Top

By CB Adams According to Charlotte’s Web author E.B. White, “The circus comes as close to being the world in microcosm as anything I know.... Details
Can’t Help Falling in Love with Baz Luhrmann’s Electric ‘Elvis’ Biopic

Can’t Help Falling in Love with Baz Luhrmann’s Electric ‘Elvis’ Biopic

By Lynn VenhausBaz Luhrmann’s sensational and stylish spin on the man, the myth and the legend, “Elvis” restores the luster to the once fallen King... Details
OTSL Offers a ‘Carmen’ as Motorcycle Mama with – Alas, the Same Tragic Ending

OTSL Offers a ‘Carmen’ as Motorcycle Mama with – Alas, the Same Tragic Ending

By CB Adams “Carmen” is no stranger to controversy. As far back as its premiere in 1875, audiences and reviewers were put off by the... Details
‘The Lion King’ Roars On at the Fox

‘The Lion King’ Roars On at the Fox

By CB Adams One of the key achievements of successful fast food chains is that no matter where you travel, an entrée tastes consistently the... Details
Messy, Lazy ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Is a Colossal Waste of Time

Messy, Lazy ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Is a Colossal Waste of Time

By Lynn VenhausThe sixth and final installment of the “Jurassic” series is ridiculous, weird, and messy.  In a new era, dinosaurs now live and hunt... Details
Opera Theatre of St. Louis Puts A Cerebral Trill On This ‘Magic Flute’

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Puts A Cerebral Trill On This ‘Magic Flute’

By C.B. Adams As Stage Director Omer Ben Seadia writes of “The Magic Flute” in this season’s gorgeously designed program for Opera Theatre of St.... Details
‘Watcher’ Is a Creepy Thriller That Will Make You Close Your Curtains

‘Watcher’ Is a Creepy Thriller That Will Make You Close Your Curtains

By Lynn VenhausAn uneasy feeling of dread grows and intensifies during the creepy “Watcher,” a competent thriller whose elements, while not exactly original, come together... Details