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Review: CENTER STAGE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo Review: CENTER STAGE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - June 23, 2022

What did our critic think? Center Stage is a great smörgåsbord of opera- No, no, that's far too Swedish and Lutheran and heavy. If the whole OTSL festival is a great feast, then Center Stage is the delicious icing on the top of that final cake. It's all dessert and no vegetables....
BWW Review: CHICAGO at The Muny Photo BWW Review: CHICAGO at The Muny
by James Lindhorst - June 15, 2022

What did our critic think? Denis Jones (Director/Choreographer) and Barry Busby (Associate Choreographer) have assembled a splendid cast plus an ensemble of highly skilled dance professionals to pack the expansive Muny stage. Their choreography pays tribute to Fosse’s sexy and subtle work but morph ...
BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - June 13, 2022

A marvelously theatrical, dream-haunted evening tells of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk’s life and death....
BWW Review: AWAKENINGS at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: AWAKENINGS at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - June 08, 2022

Dr. Oliver Sacks' best seller becomes a fascinating opera with its world premiere at Opera Theatre Saint Louis. Read the review!...
BWW Review: THE KARATE KID THE MUSICAL at STAGES St. Louis At The Ross Family Theater Photo BWW Review: THE KARATE KID THE MUSICAL at STAGES St. Louis At The Ross Family Theater In The Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
by James Lindhorst - June 02, 2022

Director Amon Miyamoto leads his cast and creative team in staging a production that is familiar, completely original, and theatrically exciting. The choreography and set design work in tandem to create motion on a stage that’s never been seen before. Each member of the cast completely disappears i...
BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 31, 2022

The marvelous Opera Theatre of Saint Louis continues its festival season with perhaps the most popular opera in the world—Mozart’s glorious The Magic Flute! Read our BWW critic's review....
BWW Review: CARMEN at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: CARMEN at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2022

Opera Theatre Saint Louis opens its 47th season with a splendid 'Carmen'. Read our BWW critic's review....
BWW Review: World Premiere of ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE at The Midnight Company At .Zack Photo BWW Review: World Premiere of ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE at The Midnight Company At .Zack
by James Lindhorst - May 12, 2022

Joe Hanrahan’s original play ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE opened on Thursday, May 5th in its world premiere at .ZACK Theater. Produced by The Midnight Company and directed by Morgan Maul-Smith, ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE examines two patients, in a clinical psychiatric lecture format, who claim to have been abduc...
BWW Review: JITNEY at The Black Rep at the Edison Theatre on the Washington Universit Photo BWW Review: JITNEY at The Black Rep at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University Campus
by James Lindhorst - May 12, 2022

The St. Louis Black Rep continued its 45th season tonight with the first preview performance of August Wilson’s JITNEY at the Edison Theater on the Washington University Campus.  JITNEY is the eighth play in Wilson’s ten play Century Cycle that examines every decade in the 20th Century. His goal in ...
BWW Review: TRIASSIC PARQ at Tower Grove Abbey Photo BWW Review: TRIASSIC PARQ at Tower Grove Abbey
by Rob Levy - April 22, 2022

Not for the timid and genteel, Triassic Parq's raunchy and nasty tone coats a story of friendship, change, and acceptance.  ...
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at The Fox Theater St. Louis Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at The Fox Theater St. Louis
by James Lindhorst - April 06, 2022

HAIRSPRAY, the hit Broadway musical opened at The Fox Theater in St. Louis Tuesday evening. HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 in segregated Baltimore. A plump young teen, Tracy Turnblad (Niki Metcalf), tries out to become a dancer on a popular Saturday afternoon show. During her five minutes of fame, Tracy t...
BWW Review: Brilliant Voices in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Winter Opera in St. Louis Photo BWW Review: Brilliant Voices in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Winter Opera in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - March 29, 2022

Such astonishing voices! Winter Opera, in St. Louis, has been offering splendid singers for 15 seasons now. But I've never heard more brilliant voices than those flourished by the cast in Winter Opera's latest production, Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY. These are of truly Olympian quality....
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at The Loretto Hilton Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at The Loretto Hilton Center For Performing Arts
by Rob Levy - March 28, 2022

The Rep’s season finale is a hilarious romp that celebrates the frivolous, delivering a barrage of slapstick fun from start to finish. Murder has never been more fun!...
BWW Review: BEHIND THE SHEET at The Black Rep At COCA Photo BWW Review: BEHIND THE SHEET at The Black Rep At COCA
by James Lindhorst - March 19, 2022

Charly Evon Simpson’s BEHIND THE SHEET is a fictional story, based on real life events, of the inhumane experimentation and treatment of enslaved women who sustained childbirth obstetric fistulas in the birth canal. In BEHIND THE SHEET, Dr. George Barry purchases infirmed slave women from plantation...
BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at The Fox Theatre St. Louis Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at The Fox Theatre St. Louis
by Rob Levy - February 25, 2022

Debuting in St. Louis, this touring version of Mean Girls is an exhilarating tale of adolescent angst that celebrates individuality and equality. An altogether enjoyable theatrical experience, Mean Girls sits at the head of the class, sending other film-to-stage musicals to detention....
BWW Review: STICK FLY at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA Photo BWW Review: STICK FLY at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA
by Rob Levy - February 22, 2022

Exploring themes of class, race, love, and generational dynamics through the lens of an African American family, Stick Fly features a first-class cast giving vigorous performances...
BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at Tower Grove Abbey Photo BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at Tower Grove Abbey
by Rob Levy - February 17, 2022

Now in production by Stray Dog Theatre, Good People ironically offers very little decency in its presentation of working-class Southies looking to catch a break. At its core is Margie Walsh, a tough-as-nails, blue-collar working mother whose desire to do right by her mentally challenged daughter up...
BWW Review: FIREFLIES at The Black Rep Photo BWW Review: FIREFLIES at The Black Rep
by Steve Callahan - February 14, 2022

'A perfect storm of anguish in the Jim Crow South' 'Fireflies' opens at St. Louis Black Rep ...
BWW Review: HILLARY AND CLINTON at West End Players Guild Photo BWW Review: HILLARY AND CLINTON at West End Players Guild
by Steve Callahan - February 11, 2022

A deeply perceptive look at a political campaign (and a political marriage) in crisis. 'Hillary and Clinton' opens at the West End Players Guild....
BWW Review: IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT at Upstream Theater Photo BWW Review: IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT at Upstream Theater
by Steve Callahan - January 21, 2022

An astonishingly fierce tour de force blazes at Upstream Theater...
BWW Review: THE GONDOLIERS at Winter Opera St. Louis Photo BWW Review: THE GONDOLIERS at Winter Opera St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - January 17, 2022

Gina Galati's marvelous Winter Opera company has mounted a delightful production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. It opened last night at the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center to a full and warmly responsive audience. ...
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
by Rob Levy - December 15, 2021

While there have been hundreds of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, few of them have had the energy and contemporary flair of Hana Sharif's revised production currently onstage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis....
BWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART at Union Avenue Christian Church Photo BWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART at Union Avenue Christian Church
by Rob Levy - December 14, 2021

Filled with pathos and weighty drama, A Piece of My Heart, is a gritty, and oftentimes uncomfortable portrayal of what the over 11,000 women stationed in Vietnam dealt with as they nursed, comforted, and entertained troops....
BWW Review: THE GRADIENT at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA Photo BWW Review: THE GRADIENT at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA
by Rob Levy - October 14, 2021

A cocktail of bad bosses, allegations, accountability, and the desire for second chances are shaken and stirred in the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ world premiere of The Gradient....
BWW Review: BLUE/ORANGE at Tower Grove Abbey Photo BWW Review: BLUE/ORANGE at Tower Grove Abbey
by Rob Levy - October 13, 2021

Stray Dog’s Blue/Orange is a relevant exploration of the connection between class, race, and mental health. This finely directed and well-acted production is layered with raw emotions that stay with audiences long after the curtain has come down....