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THE NERD at Moonstone Theater Review

The Moonstone Theater Company’s previous production “Grand Horizons” was an intelligent, thought-provoking drama that was pure delight. For it’s last production of this season, Moonstone decided to go lighter. They chose a comedy with no deep intentions, Larry Shue’s “The Nerd.” Gary Wayne Barker directs the 1981 comedy. A young architect in Ohio, Willum Cubbert […]

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – A gorgeously staged, electrifying energetic new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” bursts on to the Fox stage for a run from May 9 – 21. This touring show from London marks the rock opera’s 50th anniversary, and this high-energy production reminds us […]

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GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at Rep Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The Repertory Theater of St. Louis finishes it’s 2022-2023 season strong with a powerful two-person drama, “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” Actually, what we see on stage is not particularly gruesome (the injuries place off-stage) and most of the injuries don’t take place on the playground, but there is blood, pain and […]

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WICKED at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – “Wicked” flies into the Fabulous Fox Theater once again, for a run through May7. This is the seventh time the Broadway hit has appeared here and the show has lost none of its luster. In fact, the Fox Theater says it is it’s most popular show. “Wicked” tells the story […]

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Rep Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The ever-popular Agatha Christie mystery classic “Murder on the Orient Express” brings mystery and glamour to the Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Mainstage for their penultimate show of the 2022-2023 season. Agatha Christie’s Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Armando Duran) is supposed to be on vacation but then the famous detective […]

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TOOTSIE at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The Tony-winning Broadway hit “Tootsie” strides onto the Fabulous Fox stage, bringing laughter and some food for thought on gender roles. It is based, of course, on the Oscar-winning movie TOOTSIE, starring Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor whose reputation for perfectionism has made him practically unemployable, forcing him to […]

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GRAND HORIZONS at Moonstone Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – Legendary and beloved local actor Joneal Joplin is back on stage with Moonstone Theater Company’s “Grand Horizons” – and he brought his son with him. Jared Joplin, an Equity actor like his father, plays the role of Joneal Joplin’s son, in the hilarious and honest “Grand Horizons,” a Tony-nominated play […]

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been a smash hit on Broadway, and the Fox has scored a real coup in bringing hit to local audiences, including original cast members Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham, who played the little girl Scout in the famous 1962 movie, who now […]

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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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