BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of St. Louis in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Fox Theatre - Simply Brilliant


I remember back in the early 80's when the film adaptation of the original French play, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, was a cable staple. It's a wonderful little movie well worth your time, and it spawned a seq... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

WEST SIDE STORY Plays The Fox Theatre 2/14


The tour of the Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to St. Louis. WEST SIDE STORY will open at The Fox Theatre on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

St. Louis Food & Wine Experience Comes to the Chase Park Plaza 1/27-29


The Tenth Annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience, the region's largest international wine tasting and a delicious journey through the sensual pleasures of wine and fine foods, transforms the elegant ... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Superb Production of URINETOWN


URINETOWN is a satirical musical based on the idea that an ecological disaster could create a situation whereby individuals have to pay for the opportunity to eliminate their wastes in public amenitie... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: West End Player's Guild Presents a New Comedy WAKE UP, CAMERON DOBBS


It's nice when a local playwright gets the opportunity to stage their work, and Stephen Peirick's comedy, WAKE UP, CAMERON DOBBS, is certainly a worthy first effort. There are a lot of good lines that... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: That Uppity Theatre Company Partners with Vital Voice on Entertaining Play Festival BRIEFS


Theatre companies are always on the lookout for performance space. There are just not enough venues to house all the groups that have sprung up in the last few years. Even veteran companies have to so... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's CRY BABY!


New Line Theatre, 'the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre,' continues its 21st season of rock theatre through March 24, 2012 with the American regional premiere of the Broadway rock musical CRY-BABY. Check ou... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: High Octane Production of BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theatre


It's amazing to me that Broadway keeps looking to Hollywood for its hits, especially since there are so many great original musicals and plays still being written today. And yet, every now and then a ... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Black Rep's Moving Production of NO CHILD


With NO CHILD, playwright Nilaja Sun brings to light the troubling failure of the "No Child Left Behind" program. It's a fascinating look at one teacher/artist's attempt to reach a group of student wh... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Hot and Sexy LE FREAK C'EST CHIC at the Black Rep


The Black Rep presented Le Freak C'est Chic as part of their Sunday concert series this past weekend (April 1, 2012), and it's an interesting mix of dance, music, and incredible vocalizations that was... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: CAVALIA Wows Crowd and Extends Run


CAVALIA is nearly impossible to describe as a show, at least in terms of giving you a true perspective on all the things that are happening at once on stage, and yet, I can say it's an elegant, athlet... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Black Rep's Excellent Production of Ma Rainey'S BLACK BOTTOM


Revisiting a popular play in the ten work "Pittsburgh Cycle" from August Wilson, the Black Rep has put forth a superior effort. Ma Rainey'S BLACK BOTTOM is especially interesting to me as a musician s... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Peabody Opera House Presents Charming Production of MARY POPPINS


The touring production of MARY POPPINS that's currently gracing the stage of the Peabody Opera House is "practically perfect", featuring eye-popping special effects, a glorious set, and terrific perfo... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Festival's OTHELLO!


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will present a free production of OTHELLO from 5/25 to 6/17, 2012 at Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park nightly at 8pm with previews 5/23-24. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

SHAKE 38 - Performances of All 38 Shakespeare Plays - Begins May 18


From truck beds to basements to coffee shops and rooftops, William Shakespeare's words will electrify the city with the 3rd annual Shake 38 beginning on Friday, May 18, and culminating with the Bard's... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Mindless Behavior to Perform at Fox Theatre, 7/22


American teen pop quartet Mindless Behavior are bringing their #1 Girl Tour with special guests Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist & Kayla Brianna to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on July 22 at 6 p.m.... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Black Rep's Dark and Intense Production of INSIDIOUS


The dictionary defines insidious as "proceeding in a gradual way, but with harmful effects". Playwright Ibn Shabazz's work INSIDIOUS certainly follows that line of thinking, with the eponymous title c... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents Solid OTHELLO


When Iago talks about 'Jealousy...the green-eyed monster,' he might as well be referring to himself. It's his envy of Cassio's promotion under the leadership of Moorish general Othello that sets a devio... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Muny's Lively Production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT


If you like your JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's straight up (no chaser), then the current production playing The Muny may not be your cup of tea. But, if you like it when they give th... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Wonderful, Charming THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Stages St. Louis


There are a number of reasons that Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC is still so popular today. The songs are definitely catchy and familiar, and the story is compelling. But, it takes a go... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

TWELFTH NIGHT Selected As 2013 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Production


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will be producing TWELFTH NIGHT for the 2013 season, it was announced today by Rick Dildine, executive director of the annual outdoor festival at Shakespeare Glen in For... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Nutty Production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL


There's something lovably crass about THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL that makes it a very wild ride, indeed. As an audience, we're accustomed now to the tell-all, show-all, behavior that's se... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theatre Celebrates 30th Anniversary This Summer


This September the Fabulous Fox Theatre will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its 1982 re-opening. Over the past three decades, the Fox has become the premiere arts venue in St. Louis, the cornerston... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Arts & Education Council Finds a Home at Centene Center


On the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Arts and Education Council announces another major milestone in its history - the purchase of its first home at the Centene Center for Arts and Education. Loca... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Imagination Movers Bring 'Rock-O-Matic' Tour to Fox Theatre, 10/14


Touring in support of their latest CD/DVD release 'Rock-O-Matic,' the Imagination Movers will bring their "catchy power pop for kids" (American Songwriter) to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, Octob... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Rep Presents Stellar BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS


It may seem odd that over the course of 46 seasons the Rep has never produced a work by prolific playwright Neil Simon, and yet it makes sense in a way. Simon has actually been overproduced by communi... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Aussie Floyd Plays the Fox Theatre, 11/16


The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a live touring sensation which has now sold over three million tickets worldwide, and the band have created an incredible show for the "Exposed In The Light" 2012 To... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM, 11/14-18


Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream,' by William Shakespeare. The production will run from Nov. 14-18 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre of Webster Uni... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

Jackson Browne Plays the Fox Theatre, 11/2


Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will bring his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entir... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Fabulous NICK LOWE at the Sheldon


Nick Lowe performed a solo session at the Sheldon Concert Hall this past week and put on a whale of a good show, mining his catalog for a collection of material both old and new. Though perhaps lumped... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

The Rockettes to Offer St. Louis Master Class, 11/18


The Rockettes announced today a new dance program, The Rockettes Master Class, as The Rockettes travel to cities across the U.S. providing dance students that cannot make it to New York the opportunit... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

New Line Theatre Honored with Grant from Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation


New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' now in its 22nd season of adult, alternative musical theatre, has been named by the Rex Foundation in San Francisco as one of eight national grant r... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Black Rep's Intriguing Production of ANNE & EMMETT


Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen has crafted an intriguing work with ANNE & EMMETT, which brings together two seemingly disparate people from history, and then proceeds to show how similar their lives ... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: St. Louis Actors' Studio Holiday Offering SEASON'S GREETINGS


I have to confess that I'm not particularly fond of playwright/director Alan Ayckbourn's brand of British farce. I just don't think it translates very well to American audiences, and it requires the a... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: HotCity Theatre's Side-Splitting Production of THE DIVINE SISTER


If Die!Mommy!Die lovingly skewers swinging suburbia, then THE DIVINE SISTER is a swift kick to the groin of Catholicism and religion in general. Like his twin son from a different mother, filmmaker Jo... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Louis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Hilarious Production of THE FOREIGNER


Before his untimely death in a plane crash in the mid-1980's, playwright Larry Shue had penned two community theatre staples, The Nerd and THE FOREIGNER. While I'm not a big fan of the former, the lat... (read more...)

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