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Grand Theater Camp for Young Performers

Metro Theater Company’s mission is “inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we create professional theater, foster inclusive community, and nurture meaningful learning through the arts.”  As John Wolbers, the Resident Teaching Artist says, “What’s not to love?” For almost a half century, Metro has provided excellent opportunities for young people to explore and experience theater and…

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Themes of “And It Shall Be Forgiven” Leave Audience With Food For Thought

I arrived to Clayton Community Theatre this past Saturday evening, just as the sun dipped low in the summer sky. The air was brisk, a rare occurrence for St Louis in June. The mission? To review CCT’s workshop production of “And It Shall Be Forgiven” written by local playwright, Jason Slavik, and directed by St. Louis costuming legend, Tracey A….

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Clayton Community Theatre To Present “And It Shall Be Forgiven” By Local Playwright

No plans Saturday night? Why not see Clayton Community Theatre’s (CCT) workshop production of And It Shall Be Forgiven, written by local playwright Jason Slavik and directed by costuming legend, Tracey A. Newcomb. It will mark her St. Louis directorial debut, and the second production in the play’s history. I arrived to Clayton Community Theatre’s performance space on a balmy…

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Talent Spotlight: Sarah Collette

Sarah Collette is a funny lady. She is immediately personable, with a laugh that explodes from her when she finds her jokes particularly amusing. Having grown up in Eureka and earning a BFA in Acting from Millikin University in 2007, she attributes much of her success to naiveté and risk-taking. “I left [Millikin] feeling prepared from a craft standpoint, but,…

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School Spotlight: University of Missouri- St. Louis

When considering university acting programs, our minds tend to gravitate to the coasts. Want to go into theatre? Look into Columbia, Julliard, Brown University, Yale School of Drama, or Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Like theatre, but want to delve into film? Check out University of Southern California, University of California–San Diego, UCLA, or CalArts. But where are the…

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Midnight Company Presents TITLE AND DEED

The Midnight Company has been granted the rights to present Will Eno’s acclaimed one-man show TITLE AND DEED.  Midnight will present TITLE AND DEED at Avatar Studios,  2675 Scott Ave, 63103 in Downtown St. Louis, near Jefferson & Market (Midnight presented their January show, LITTLE THING, BIG THING at Avatar.) Performances will be June 8 – 24, with shows Thursday…

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Theatre Comes Home

When someone tells you they are going to the theatre, many times an image of a grand performance hall with an ornate stage and a majestic curtain comes to mind.  But theatre can happen anywhere, and the metro St. Louis area has some very unique performance venues that you may not know about including churches, renovated city council chambers, past convents,…

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Accidental Lessons Learned On Stage

This past weekend the Saint Louis theatre community lost a good friend, gifted educator, and exceptional technician.  When initial reports labeled his death the result of a “freak accident,” many in the theatre community began imagining all the awful things that might have gone wrong backstage.  Though it does little to assuage the pain of losing a friend and colleague,…

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