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BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Res Photo BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Respects to Everyone's Favorite Cousin
by Tanya Seale - Feb 3, 2020

Flanagan has passed. It was terrible how he went. It was terrible that he went. But here you are in the pub with the others to hear the reading of the will and to mourn his passing at a traditional Irish Catholic wake. Not Irish? Or Catholic? Not a problem. Grab a name tag in the lobby before you enter (you'll get a fittingly new name) and a stiff drink or two (now you're set!) and hurry on inside, because you won't want to miss a thing. Flanagan's Wake: The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake kicks off with a pre-show show that sets the tone where, among other happenings...

FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza Photo FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020

Emery Entertainment will present the St. Louis debut of FLANAGAN'S WAKE at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, January 24-March 21, 2020. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a special Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day performance. Tickets are $24.50 and $29.50, and are on sale now through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Groups of 10 or more should call 314-616-4455 for special rates.

Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For MARY POPPINS Photo Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For MARY POPPINS
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2019

Ozark Actors Theatre is thrilled to announce the full cast and creative team for this summer's production of Mary Poppins. The production will be directed by Lee Anne Mathews, and will star Pauline Parkhurst as the practically perfect, titular nanny. Quinn Cason will take on the role of Bert, and St. Louis legend John Contini will play the role of Admiral Boom.

BWW Review: AVENUE Q is Cheeky, Naughty Puppet Fun Photo BWW Review: AVENUE Q is Cheeky, Naughty Puppet Fun
by Tanya Seale - Feb 4, 2019

Avenue Q, winner of the 2004 Tony awards for Best Book, Best Musical, and Best Score, makes its Playhouse at Westport Plaza debut, and, although I've seen other fine productions of this musical, Westport is the perfect venue-intimate and cozy-for this beloved brazen show.

NJT Presents RAGING SKILLET: A Delicious Mother-Daughter Dramedy Photo NJT Presents RAGING SKILLET: A Delicious Mother-Daughter Dramedy
by Julie Musbach - Sep 14, 2018

New Jewish Theatre (NJT) serves up the opening entree to its 21st season with a tasty adaptation of celebrity Chef Rossi's autobiographical memoir, Raging Skillet - equal parts book launch, cooking demonstration, heaping helping of comedy and a side of Jewish mother guilt.  When Rossi's Jewish mother discovers the microwave, home-cooked meals become a thing of the past.

Max & Louie Productions Presents END OF THE RAINBOW Photo Max & Louie Productions Presents END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

It's 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback… again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get "beyond the rainbow" with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play-with-music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures of our time.

Max & Louie Productions Presents END OF THE RAINBOW Photo Max & Louie Productions Presents END OF THE RAINBOW
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2018

It's 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback… again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get "beyond the rainbow" with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play-with-music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures of our time.

NJT is 'Really New' For its  2018-19 Season Photo NJT is 'Really New' For its 2018-19 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2018

As the New Jewish Theatre closes out the first season of our third decade, it's time to make a few changes. So the upcoming 2018-19 Season includes many things that are NEW for the New Jewish Theatre. This includes a new season where four of the five shows are regional premieres which have only been performed a handful of times. Three of the five are comedies.

St. Louis Area Cast Announced for National Tour Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Photo St. Louis Area Cast Announced for National Tour Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2018

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, has announced the cast of the international hit show Menopause The Musical coming to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, in St. Louis for weekly performances beginning Tuesday, January 9 and running through Saturday, March 31.

That Uppity Theatre Company and the St Lou Fringe Present AFTER ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On November 14, 2016, at 7:30pm at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center, That Uppity Theatre Company and the St Lou Fringe, present excerpts from a collection of three minute plays specifically written and curated in response to the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, that took the lives of 49 LGBTQ and Allied people.

Photo Flash: The Muny's MY FAIR LADY Celebrates Opening Night!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2015

My Fair Lady opened last night, June 15 where it will run through June 21 as the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season. Check out photos from the after party below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Alexandra Silber & More in MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by TV - On the Road - Jun 16, 2015

My Fair Lady opened last night, June 15 where it will run through June 21 as the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season. Check out highlights below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexandra Silber, Anthony Andrews & More in MY FAIR LADY at The Muny
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 16, 2015

My Fair Lady opened last night, June 15 where it will throughJune 21 as the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season. Check out a first look below!

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season. 

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley.

BWW Reviews: The New Jewish Theatre's Spellbinding IMAGINING MADOFF
by Chris Gibson - Jan 27, 2015

There's no doubt in my mind that people who are familiar with the despicable actions of Bernie Madoff will never find it in their hearts to forgive the way he bilked so many trusting and innocent victims out of their life savings with his nefarious Ponzi schemes. And yet, with playwright Deborah Margolin's work, IMAGINING MADOFF, we're given an opportunity to examine in detail the man who concocted this plan. It's not that you feel any empathy or understanding for his motives, but that you see him as a real person, and not just another criminal elevated by the media due to his notorious actions. It's a really engaging and thought-provoking piece of theatre that exemplifies the kind of material that the New Jewish Theatre has become so well known for, and it's one that should not be missed at all costs.

BWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Oct 13, 2014

This beautifully surreal production of INTO THE WOODS is the finest production of a Sondheim musical I have had the pleasure of seeing on the stage.

Photo Flash: Publicity Shots for freeFall Theatre's INTO THE WOODS
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 6, 2014

freeFall Theatre's 2014/15 season, AN ESCAPE FROM REALITY, opens with Stephen Sondheim's classic musical take on what happens after happily ever after. INTO THE WOODS is one of freeFall's top-requested shows and is the second Sondheim musical produced at the theatre since the inaugural production of THE FROGS in 2010. Artistic Director Eric Davis has created a new and exciting staging that will delight and intrigue audiences of all ages with its imaginative storytelling.

freeFall to Open Season with INTO THE WOODS
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 30, 2014

freeFall Theatre's 2014/15 season, AN ESCAPE FROM REALITY, opens with Stephen Sondheim's classic musical take on what happens after happily ever after. INTO THE WOODS is one of freeFall's top-requested shows and is the second Sondheim musical produced at the theatre since the inaugural production of THE FROGS in 2010. Artistic Director Eric Davis has created a new and exciting staging that will delight and intrigue audiences of all ages with its imaginative storytelling.

Lee Anne Mathews Named Maryville University Shakespeare Teacher of the Year
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 3, 2014

Lee Anne Mathews, Director of Theater at Crossroads College Preparatory School has been selected as the Maryville University Shakespeare Teacher of the Year, it was announced today by Rick Dildine, artistic and executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and Catherine Bear, Dean of the School of Education at Maryville University. This is the first year Maryville University has sponsored the award which has recognized an outstanding teacher of Shakespeare since 2011.

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