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Friday, October 15, 2021

Stray Dog's 'Blue/Orange' raises intriguing questions by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stray Dog Theatre presents offbeat comedy-drama.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production of 'The Gradient' is timely, provocative by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The story takes place at a facility where men accused of sexual misconduct are subjected to an algorithm designed to rehabilitate them.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:42PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will honor Steven Woolf with public memorial by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Public event at Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate longtime artistic director who died in July at age 75.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:42PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

New Line season opener 'Story of My Life' is an engagingly intimate tale of friendship by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two-character show about a friendship that transcends death is quite unlike the irreverent and often irrepressibly wacky fare that has made the company's reputation.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:54PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

'Jersey Boys' is a rollicking and heartfelt jukebox musical by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Stages artistic director Michael Hamilton, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is one for the ages.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:48PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Stages St. Louis announces 2022 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Schedule includes world premiere of "Karate Kid" musical.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:48PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021

'Fire Shut Up in My Bones,' with roots in St. Louis, will make history at Metropolitan Opera by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Terence Blanchard's opera, which had its world premiere in 2019 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, will be Met's first production by a Black composer.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

New Jewish Theatre announces 2022 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Schedule includes a Neil Simon comedy and a musical revue.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

West End Players Guild’s engaging ‘Bloomsday’ laments lost love by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

West End Players Guild presents Steven Dietz’s comedy-drama.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

St. Louis Actors' Studio embraces the absurd in season-opening double bill by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Works by Edward Albee and Harold Pinter open company's season.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:36AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

'Dreaming Zenzile' opens Rep season with triumphant show by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Somi Kakoma wrote and stars in tribute to Miriam Makeba.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:42AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fox Theatre will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Theater patrons also will be required to wear masks at all times.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM

Black Rep season opener 'Sweat' explores dark side of American dream by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Economic uncertainty threatens longtime friendships in “Sweat,” the powerful and poignant production that opens the 45th Black Rep season.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM

Muny favorite Emily Skinner promises cabaret that's 'nakedly all me' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Emily Skinner, who recently appeared as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Muny production of "Chicago," brings solo show to Blue Strawberry.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Muny closes season with a razzle-dazzle trip to 'Chicago' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's a savvy visualization of their worldview and a witty setting for songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, the team most famous for "Cabaret."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:36PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Stages St. Louis will present pre-Broadway tryout for new 'Karate Kid' musical by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stages executive producer says the production could help establish St. Louis as a city for Broadway tryouts.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:03AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Muny brings the rhythm with exuberant 'On Your Feet!' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bursting with songs that just about dare the audience to dance, "On Your Feet!" traces Gloria Estefan's arc from aspiring singer to indisputable star.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:32PM
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' steps lively at the Muny by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This tale of Oregon backwoodsmen who long for romance but have little experience with women is bursting with big emotions and catchy songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:12PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

'Always ... Patsy Cline' is a crowd-pleasing season opener for Stages St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Diana DeGarmo and Zoe Vonder Haar star in Stages' popular tribute to legendary country singer.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:06AM
Friday, August 6, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Muny comes alive with captivating, storybook production of 'The Sound of Music' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

That the classic musical is still capable of charming the most diehard cynic is a tribute to its wonderfully engaging songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06AM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Max & Louie's 'Tiny Beautiful Things' is a warm hug by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michelle Hand portrays an advice columnist in a richly theatrical piece that addresses themes of loneliness, alienation and despair with an indisputably American spunkiness.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Muny heats up with memorable production of 'Smokey Joe's Café' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Set against the backdrop of St. Louis' historic Gaslight Square, Muny season opener conjures a mood of nostalgic enchantment.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:18AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

Dance St. Louis announces 2021-22 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Programs will be presented at Touhill Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:06PM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

After long intermission, Muny brings sound of music back to Forest Park by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After postponed 2020 season, the sound of music — and "The Sound of Music" — returns to Forest Park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Black Rep announces 45th-anniversary season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Black Rep season will include works by esteemed playwrights August Wilson and Lynn Nottage along with those of up-and-coming dramatists.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

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