Cagey ‘Farragut North’ Pulsates with Passion and Purpose at STLAS

Cagey ‘Farragut North’ Pulsates with Passion and Purpose at STLAS

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor What price glory? St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s savvy state-of-play production of “Farragut North” sketches a fascinating world that we have... Details
Carole King’s Joyous ‘Beautiful’ Is Voice of Generation

Carole King’s Joyous ‘Beautiful’ Is Voice of Generation

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King’s joyous and wistful music is the sound of a generation and her remarkable life story parallels... Details
Brilliantly staged and acted ‘District Merchants’ triumphs at New Jewish Theatre

Brilliantly staged and acted ‘District Merchants’ triumphs at New Jewish Theatre

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor A brilliantly staged and acted “District Merchants” raises timely questions on oppression in a modern reworking of Shakespeare’s 420-year-old “Merchant... Details
A Kinder, Gentler Scrooge in Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s Fox Show

A Kinder, Gentler Scrooge in Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s Fox Show

By CB Adams Contributing Writer We are living in the age of the Christmas-industrial complex. Never before have we had such a wealth of holiday... Details
Jolly ‘A Christmas Story’ Travels Heartwarming Memory Lane at The Rep

Jolly ‘A Christmas Story’ Travels Heartwarming Memory Lane at The Rep

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor As comforting as a cup of cocoa, “A Christmas Story” is bathed in the golden glow of nostalgia, evoking warm... Details
R-S Theatrics’ ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Bittersweet and Profound

R-S Theatrics’ ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Bittersweet and Profound

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Something so simple yet so profound, “Every Brilliant Thing” harnesses the euphoria of a fresh outlook, the childlike wonder of... Details
Mustard Seed’s Reprise of ‘All Is Calm’ Strongest One Yet

Mustard Seed’s Reprise of ‘All Is Calm’ Strongest One Yet

By Andrea Braun Contributing Writer“Last night I had the strangest dream I ever had before. I dreamed that men had all agreed to put an... Details
Bold, Brilliant ‘Admissions’ Burns White-Hot at The Rep’s Studio

Bold, Brilliant ‘Admissions’ Burns White-Hot at The Rep’s Studio

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor “Admissions” doesn’t just confront the elephant in the room, it awakens a stampede. With brilliant scorched-earth dialogue and willingness to... Details
Variety’s Best Yet ‘Little Mermaid’ Sparkles and Shines

Variety’s Best Yet ‘Little Mermaid’ Sparkles and Shines

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Radiant performers in a shimmering production of “The Little Mermaid” chased the gloom away on a chilly, gray day, as... Details
Mommy’s Home! The Rep’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ Is Clever Re-imagining

Mommy’s Home! The Rep’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ Is Clever Re-imagining

By Andrea Braun Contributing Writer It’s difficult to see Nora Helmer, protagonist of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, in a positive light, not because... Details