Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: New Line’s Fresh, Funny ‘Be More Chill’ Has Real Heart

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: New Line’s Fresh, Funny ‘Be More Chill’ Has Real Heart

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Every generation has a musical that captures the zeitgeist of the moment, that speaks to them in a special way.... Details
Getting Churched – Black Rep’s ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ Rages and Praises Its Way Through the Ruins

Getting Churched – Black Rep’s ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ Rages and Praises Its Way Through the Ruins

By CB AdamsContributing Writer During a weekend hyper-inflated with entertainments of mass distraction – in particular, the Game of Thrones series finale and the St.... Details
Steamy ‘Night of the Iguana’ a Multi-Layered Masterpiece

Steamy ‘Night of the Iguana’ a Multi-Layered Masterpiece

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Desperation hangs thick in the air in Tennessee Williams’ richly detailed “The Night of the Iguana,” the remarkable centerpiece to... Details
Joyous ‘Come from Away’ Reminds Us of the Power of Community

Joyous ‘Come from Away’ Reminds Us of the Power of Community

C By Joe GfallerContributing WriterIt is often said that crisis brings a community together. Too often in recent years real or manufactured crisis in our... Details
Cirque du Soleil Breathes Inspired Life into ‘Corteo’ for Arenas

Cirque du Soleil Breathes Inspired Life into ‘Corteo’ for Arenas

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Ethereal, graceful and beautiful – those were my initial impressions of Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena tour, “Corteo,” which is... Details
‘Miss Saigon’ Revival Breathtaking and Heartbreaking

‘Miss Saigon’ Revival Breathtaking and Heartbreaking

New production on national tour now at the Fox Theatre By Joe GfallerContributing Writer“Miss Saigon” holds a powerful mirror up both to its own complicated history... Details
Shepard’s Brilliant ‘True West’ Blazes in Gritty St. Louis Actors’ Studio Production

Shepard’s Brilliant ‘True West’ Blazes in Gritty St. Louis Actors’ Studio Production

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Menace is in the air as a tempestuous sibling rivalry escalates in the late great Sam Shepard’s muscular masculine opus,... Details
Modern-day Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ Interpretation Puzzling

Modern-day Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ Interpretation Puzzling

(Because of Word Press Upgrade bugs, site was unavailable April 7-16, and this review was not posted during the run. Sorry for the delay/inconvenience. –... Details
Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Jennifer Theby-Quinn, one of the most radiant life forces in local theater, joyfully slips into a vivacious literary heroine with... Details
Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Spry actors Joe Hanrahan and Shane Signorino slip into 21 different characters to play the denizens of “Popcorn Falls,” a... Details