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‘The Color Purple’ Radiates at The Fox

By Jacqueline McGarry Contributing Writer As a musical, “The Color Purple” intends to make itself known. The Tony-winning 2016 Broadway revival has big shoes to fill. From its origin as Alice Walker’s 1982 epic novel that won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award novel to the Oscar-nominated 1985 Steven Spielberg film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, to its…

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Glamour, Glitz and Grueling Humanity in ‘The Great Gatsby’

Like the plentiful drinks that the men and women of the Roaring Twenties consume throughout the show, O’Fallon Theatre Works splashes “The Great Gatsby” into our laps right away with grand Jazz Age details. Widely considered one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century, “The Great Gatsby,” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald during the decade of decadence, follows…

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The Female Voice Roars At The 2018 ‘Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival’

Featuring a fun and smart collection of four plays, entirely written, directed and performed by very talented women in St. Louis, the second annual Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival took over the Centene Center for the Arts, creating a deliciously intimate and warm environment to showcase all the power and responsibility that comes with the mighty uterus. Slightly Askew Theatre…

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Mustard Seed Theatre’s Post-Apocalyptic Christmas Is Upon Us With Remnant

Mustard Seed Theatre opened their run of Remnant, by Ron Reed, on Thursday, December 7th. The company ran this show for the first time in 2006. With a cast of five, it spins an intriguing tale of a post-apocalyptic world. Taking place on one night–what present time knows as Christmas night–it allows the audience to imagine what might become of…

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Looking Glass Playhouse 2017-2018 Off to a Strong Start with The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Looking Glass Playhouse is opening its 45th season with The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and what a great show to start on! Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, and taking songs from the Disney movie, this production is a beautiful and heart-pricking adventure from start to finish.

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An Interview with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Cast Member Kathleen Wise

Actress Kathleen Wise talks about her acting background, her love for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and all things The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. St Louis Limelight Magazine: How long have you been acting? Kathleen Wise: I did school plays in middle school and high school, and I got really into it then. I went…

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Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Masters the Equation for Theatrical Beauty with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis began its 51st season on Friday, September 8th with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. When I learned that this show was being put on here in St. Louis, I knew I had to see it, because it is adapted from one of my favorite books. (And that is an understatement.)…

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St. Lou Fringe Review: Inconceivable! And Other Absurdities

When I wandered into the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio Theatre on Sunday, August 20 to review Inconceivable! And Other Absurdities, I knew I would see something zany. I had a little, albeit not a lot, of previous experience with Fringe Festival shows, and I tried to make an educated guess of what I was to witness from the title. Other…

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Never Let Them See You Acting: An Interview With A St. Louis Treasure

If you’re a member of the theater community, you’ve probably heard of the incomparable Donna Weinsting. She has been a staple of the theater community for a long time and definitely a true St. Louis treasure. We would like to take a moment to celebrate this amazing actress. Whether she’s acting in a local production or competing in a fundraiser…

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