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
MST’s Ambitious ‘Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ is Extraordinary

MST’s Ambitious ‘Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ is Extraordinary

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Ah, Purgatory. It’s complicated. If our fate hung in the balance between a celestial playground and a worst-case scenario, how... Details
Linda Kennedy Stirs Up Food for Thought in ‘Chef’

Linda Kennedy Stirs Up Food for Thought in ‘Chef’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Linda Kennedy is a whirling dervish as the title character in “Chef,” pacing, pouncing, pouting and preening in a sparse... Details
‘My Yiddishe Mama’ and Me: ‘Raging Skillet’ at New Jewish Theatre

‘My Yiddishe Mama’ and Me: ‘Raging Skillet’ at New Jewish Theatre

By Andrea Braun Contributing Writer You haven’t lived until you’ve celebrated the Passover Seder in a camper sitting on a pick-up truck parked at a... Details
Living Dead Enliven a New Line Original – ‘The Zombies of Penzance’

Living Dead Enliven a New Line Original – ‘The Zombies of Penzance’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Science Fiction, meet Musical Comedy, New Line Theatre-style, with a touch of Midnight Movie Madness. Artistic Director Scott Miller co-directs... Details
The Black Rep’s ‘Crowns’ Joyous Celebration of Culture, Traditions

The Black Rep’s ‘Crowns’ Joyous Celebration of Culture, Traditions

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor At its best, “Crowns” is a jubilant celebration of family, faith and traditions, and the Black Rep’s sharp ensemble radiates... Details
Cast Sparkles in Stages’ ‘Oklahoma!’

Cast Sparkles in Stages’ ‘Oklahoma!’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor The game-changing musical “Oklahoma!” is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and Stages St. Louis has honored that legacy with a rollicking... Details
Razor-Sharp Humorist Robert Dubac is Flawless in ‘The Book of Moron’

Razor-Sharp Humorist Robert Dubac is Flawless in ‘The Book of Moron’

By Connie Bollinger Contributing Writer “The Book of Moron” is not to be confused with the Tony-winning Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.” But both... Details
Strong Acting Complements Rich Voices in Stirring ‘Lost in the Stars’ Opera

Strong Acting Complements Rich Voices in Stirring ‘Lost in the Stars’ Opera

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor A compelling plea for compassion and understanding, Kurt Weill’s mighty “Lost in the Stars” will break your heart and uplift... Details
A Few Good Performances but Mostly ‘King Charles III’ is Royal Pain

A Few Good Performances but Mostly ‘King Charles III’ is Royal Pain

By Andrea Braun Contributing Writer “King Charles III” by Mike Bartlett is set in the indeterminate future when Elizabeth, Queen of England, has died and... Details