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Day: March 2, 2023

SPELLS OF THE SEA musical at Metro Theater review

– By Cate Marquis – In the charming children’s musical “Spells Of The Sea,” a tween girl sets out find a magic elixir in the hope of saving her ailing fisherman father, a quest that involves a old lighthouse keeper, pirates, a mermaid, a sea monster and a magical underwater princess. Despite the whimsy, this […]

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CONFEDERATES at Rep theater review

– By Cate Marquis – “Confederates,” the latest play on the Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Mainstage, is, by far, the best show in the Rep’s 2022-2023 season yet. “Confederates” tells two compelling stories in parallel, about two Black women, one a present-day professor at a small Ivy League university and the other an enslaved […]

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UNCLE VANYA at St. Louis Actors Studio theater review

– By Cate Marquis – Why can’t we have more plays like the St. Louis Actors Studio’s excellent “Uncle Vanya” on local stages? Beautifully acted, skillfully staged, this Neil LaBute adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” is a pure delight – insightful, funny, dramatic and full of commentary on human feelings, life and its inequities. […]

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