The Muny’s Flashy, Fun ‘Kinky Boots’ Will ‘Feed Your Fire’

The Muny’s Flashy, Fun ‘Kinky Boots’ Will ‘Feed Your Fire’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor A powerhouse cast makes sure we fall head-over-high-heels about “Kinky Boots,” a flashy and fun musical that soars into the... Details
Performers Light Up Stages’ Exuberant ‘The Boy from Oz’

Performers Light Up Stages’ Exuberant ‘The Boy from Oz’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Although Peter Allen did not get a Hollywood ending, his remarkable true-life story of how he skyrocketed to fame through... Details
Sopranos in Love – Can’t Stop Believin’ in OTSL’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’

Sopranos in Love – Can’t Stop Believin’ in OTSL’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’

By CB AdamsContributing Writer Opera Theatre’s riveting production of Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea brings to mind some dubious advice from philosopher-cum-mob boss Tony... Details
Life is a Highway: ‘Leaving Iowa’ Leaves You Smiling Wistfully

Life is a Highway: ‘Leaving Iowa’ Leaves You Smiling Wistfully

By C.B. AdamsContributing WriterAct Inc.’s family-friendly production of Leaving Iowa, written by the multi-talented team of Tim Clue and Spike Morgan, feels like an adaptation... Details
The Lions In Winter: ‘Lewis & Tolkien’ Peeks At Real Friendship Between Fantasy’s Old Boys

The Lions In Winter: ‘Lewis & Tolkien’ Peeks At Real Friendship Between Fantasy’s Old Boys

By C.B. Adams Contributing Writer The title of the play, “Lewis & Tolkien of Wardrobes and Rings” might imply that attendees will be privy to... Details
Jaunty and Joyous ‘Guys and Dolls’ Opens Revitalized Muny’s 101st Season

Jaunty and Joyous ‘Guys and Dolls’ Opens Revitalized Muny’s 101st Season

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Broadway’s glorious past merges with The Muny’s dazzling state-of-the-art present in “Guys and Dolls” for a sensational start to the... Details
Act Inc.’s ‘Travels with My Aunt’ Proves It’s Not Easy Being – or Playing – Greene

Act Inc.’s ‘Travels with My Aunt’ Proves It’s Not Easy Being – or Playing – Greene

By CB AdamsContributing Writer “Travels With My Aunt,” a 1969 novel by Graham Greene and adapted into this play by Scotsman Giles Havergal, is 10... Details
A Play in Two Parks – ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ a Comic Jewel at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

A Play in Two Parks – ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ a Comic Jewel at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

By Andrea BraunContributing WriterLove’s Labor’s Lost is a “play” in the strictest sense of the word, and it’s fun to watch the characters pontificate, read... Details
No Mansplaining Allowed – Opera Theatre’s Excellent ‘Rigoletto’ Still Relevant After All These Years

No Mansplaining Allowed – Opera Theatre’s Excellent ‘Rigoletto’ Still Relevant After All These Years

By CB AdamsContributing Writer In a cultural marketplace that is embracing new operatic works such as “The Central Park Five” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is... Details
‘Charlie Johnson’ Has Something to Say in Midnight Company’s Solo Show

‘Charlie Johnson’ Has Something to Say in Midnight Company’s Solo Show

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor In The Midnight Company’s charmer of a one-man show, “Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust” is a good match for... Details