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Go See a Play: What’s Happening April 18-25

You know what’s in bloom besides the daffodils? Fresh, live theater at venues large and small – and in the streets. Shake, shake, shake your Will groove thing. That’s right, all of the Bard’s 38 plays are somewhere in town, in some form, during the next five days (April 18-22). Better yet, some programs are free. But wait, there’s more….

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Go See a Play: What’s Happening April 13 – 17

We quibble with T.S. Eliot about his famous quote. April is the cruelest month only if you can’t fit in all the theater that’s available. Talk about a full menu of offerings! Musicals, comedy, dramas, original and adapted works all in the mix this week, and Shake 38 is on the horizon. Here’s what’s happening in our orbit: “Cardboard Piano”…

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Take Ten with Omega Jones

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Triple-threat Omega Jones has grown into a commanding presence on stage. In recent years, he has played such disparate roles as Magaldi in “Evita,” a jerky jock in “Heathers,” the help in “Grey Gardens,” and the piano-playing Coalhouse Walker Jr. in “Ragtime,” for which he won Outstanding Actor in a Musical from the St. Louis…

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Go See a Play: What’s Happening This Week April 6 – 11

Let’s time travel with our imaginations, artistry provided by talented wizards. Where can we go this week? Back to 17th century New York City or a civil war-torn Uganda at Y2K or mid-1600 Amsterdam or Shakespeare’s time with those wacky kids Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern or to a swanky hotel room in 1930s Washington D.C.  Read on for this week’s selections:

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Go See a Play: What’s Happening Easter/Passover Weekend

Rebirth and renewal are themes as the Easter holiday takes place April 1, the first Sunday after the first full moon of the spring equinox. No shows open this weekend, but a few continue — and interestingly enough reinforce the rebirth and renewal themes, as well as resilience, as a soggy March gives way to inevitable growth. Passover starts Friday…

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Go See a Play: What’s Happening This Weekend March 23

Oh, it’s March Madness all right. Marching, Watching, Listening, Cultivating and Cheering — that’s what we’re doing inside and outdoors this weekend. Why not experience a live theater connection to top off a jam-packed Spring-Has-Sprung weekend? Our enthusiasm won’t dampen for underdogs and passionate voices. Here’s what’s happening on local stages. OPENING “Stiff: A Fast-Paced Story About Moving Slow” March…

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Take Ten with Sarah Porter

By Jeff Ritter Contributing Writer Sarah Porter is currently bringing down the house in New Line Theatre’s production of “Anything Goes,” playing the magnetic evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney. And why not? It’s her dream role in her favorite show, and one she doesn’t want to end. The musical opened March 2, and by the next day, the next…

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North County native Taylor Gruenloh’s “Purple Heart City” is personal

Taylor Gruenloh’s outrage over what has transpired in North St. Louis County because of nuclear waste contamination drove him to write “Purple Heart City.” His play is having its world premiere March 16-18 and 23-25 through his theater company, Tesseract, which performs at the .Zack Arts Incubator, 3224 Locust, in midtown, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. He…

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Go See a Play: What’s Happening This Weekend March 16

Whether you’re wearing the green or excited that spring is near, you can select from fresh new offerings and time-honored classics to fit your mood. Need to laugh? Check. Want to go back to the 1930s or even a century earlier? Check – at least four. Want to see a new local play that hits home? Check. Go see a…

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The Latest from Limelight: DST brings the daylight and we bring the bright lights

Greetings, Limelight Readers! Ready to spring forward? We have a spring in our step, and more bright lights to complement the extended daylight. In this week’s “Bright Lights,” our new people-and-entertainment column – we couldn’t wait until Tuesday, we’re getting out the second one now – we have lots o’ news: ‘Lou local Jenna Fischer will be home, lyricist Chad…

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