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Stray Dog Brings Love, Loss, and Laughter With Spring Awakening

Teenage sexuality is never an easy subject to cover. But Stray Dog Theatre in St. Louis took the challenge in performing Spring Awakening. This Ballad of the Birds and the Bees offered a great story line, great music, and that awkward “should I laugh?” feeling way before Stray Dog got their paws on it.. For the second time!

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Down With Love Brings Perfect Harmony to the Monocle

It was a packed house on Manchester Friday night, as the small back room theatre was filled to its capacity with a well treated crowd at the Monocle. Luke Steingruby and Marcy Ann Wiegert starred in the Cabaret-style show, “Down With Love.” The show takes responsibility for the dozens who enjoyed their evening in The Grove.

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Put On A Happy Face with MASC’s Production of Bye Bye Birdie

The Waterloo-based theatre had a packed house on opening night and they didn’t miss a beat. Monroe Actors’ Stage Company (commonly known as MASC) brings you back to the sock hop era to give you a lot of laughs, love, and (almost) kisses. The show follows a struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Jeff Clinebell), and his secretary/ steady Rose Alvarez (…

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Next Generation Theatre Company Stages Midwest Premiere Perfection

Happiness, Sadness, Love, and Hatred.. Despite their differences, these are all emotions that, as an audience member, mean one thing. You’ve just experienced a masterpiece of a performance. And I’m here to tell you, that is exactly what you will find in Next Generation Theater’s Midwest Premiere performances of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. In this darkened reincarnation of the…

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St. Lou Fringe Review- There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folksinger

“Hallelujah! I’m a bum!” was sung to a well entertained and highly pleased crowd at the Kranzberg Arts Center, in the tail end of a late, 8:00 performance of There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folksinger. The self-wrote one man operetta features a multi-talented musical (can I say genius?) in Willi Carlisle, as he showcased his talent with 5…

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Why Your Community Needs A Theater Group

Community theater groups have been around since….well since there were plays to act out. These groups have been essential to the development of the cities and towns of which they sprout in, and are just downright fun. With me recently becoming part of a miniscule theatre in a small town of about 2000, I’ve seen life in a town the…

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