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Chamber Music Society of St Louis Presents “The Russians Are Coming”

Monday night’s sampling of Russian composed chamber music was a delight to the senses. While I do consider myself a lover of various types of music, this was my first visit to the Sheldon Ballroom. The venue is beautiful although seating is very casual, as in round tables and chairs. However, if you enjoy classical music or would like to…

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Evil Dead The Musical Brings Glam and Gore To The Grandel

A standing ovation at The Grandel Theatre in St. Louis was the perfect way to end the Thursday night of blood and laughter everyone experienced at “Evil Dead The Musical.” The songs ‘Housewares Employee’ and ‘Do The Necronomicon’ showcased fantastic harmonies, hilarious lyrics, and choreography and visuals that will have you laughing hours after the curtain closes.

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Join The Alpha Players As They Journey “Into The Woods”

Friday was opening night for The Alpha Players of Florrisant’s musical production of “Into the Woods.” It’s a most-loved, smart confection/collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and judging by the smiles on the faces of the audience, this will be a successful 5 show run for Alpha.  The venue was Florissant Civic Center Theater, which is a beautiful community…

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Kids Produce Willy Wonka as the Act Against Cancer

The story is timeless, the music is memorable, and thanks to Debut Theatre’s young management, this performance will live in our hearts forever. On September 23, people poured into the auditorium of the Chesterfield YMCA for Willy Wonka Jr. produced by Debut Theatre. 

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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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Deborah Cox Channels Whitney Houston With Perfection in “The Bodyguard”

A packed house was treated to a show of magnificent proportions. The Bodyguard is beloved movie and Whitney Houston was a powerful force that drove the movie and the music to stardom. Now Deborah Cox has taken those reins with expert perfection. 

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West End Players Guild’s “A Walk in the Woods” is a Breath of Fresh Air for Theatre Fans

The relationship between the United States and Russia has been fodder for endless films, TV shows and books. From the 40-year cold war to the did-they-or-didn’t-they hacking scandals of today, the association has at times been combative, cordial, but always complicated.

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