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The Rep’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Delivers a Witty and Charming Night of Theatre

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Profanities, Slurs, and Limbs Fly in Behanding at Spokane

This play is not for the weak of heart. St Louis Actor’s Studio presents a richly textured production of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane. McDonagh is well known for his dark comedies such as The Beauty of Queen Leeane, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and a personal favorite, The Pillowman. Director Wayne Salomon withholds nothing in his staging of the…

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Tenacious Eats Takes Dinner and A Movie to a Whole New Level

If you’re an adventurous eater that loves to watch movies then Tenacious Eats is the perfect experience for you. Each month, for one night only, Chef Liz and her team stage not just an elegant and unique meal but a night of entertainment, prizes, and laughter. For November, the feature movie was Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, the classic 80’s Thanksgiving comedy starring…

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Freeburg High School Shines With “Sherlock Holmes”

Everyone’s favorite sharp-tongued detective was brought to the stage in Freeburg High School’s production of Sherlock Holmes this weekend. Showcasing the directing talent of Ms. Megan Mitchell and student-director Brett Harris, the classic show brought laughter, mystery, and “a series of lessons, with the greatest saved for last”.

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SATE Brings the Classic Hit “Of Mice and Men” To Life and “It’s a Dream Come True”

For as long as most of us can remember, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men has played a major role in Jr high/ high school English classrooms. Most of us can remember being assigned the novel in eighth grade, and the emotional impact it had while reading. Between the prejudicial issues of the time, and the overall struggle to survive,…

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Open House Theatre, A Small Town Theatre, Brings Big Talent with “Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court”

As a recent St. Louis area implant, I am still learning all the ins and outs of arts and entertainment in the Gateway to the West. I had the privilege of taking a short scenic drive to the thriving metropolis of New Athens, IL—a hidden gem on the outskirts of the Metro-East. In a town with a population that hovers…

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The Hawthorne Players Present an Unpolished Gem with “The Spitfire Grill”

The Spitfire Grill is an unusual musical in many ways. From the opening sequence, the audience quickly learns the method of storytelling is less than traditional. Told mostly through a stream of consciousness musical soliloquies, The Spitfire Grill is sung with a rustic folk patter. The unique melodies pull the listeners to really tune in and focus on the experiences…

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Looking Glass Playhouse presents “Ripcord”

Looking Glass Playhouse in Lebanon, Illinois has a great season this year: they are presenting 4 “new-to-them” shows.  The first was Hunchback of Notre Dame, and this production is a delight called Ripcord. Later this year, we will be treated to Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and  Almost, Maine. The final production of their year will be The Wizard of Oz.

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Crystal Shines Brightly in The Latest Cirque Phenomenon

When I first found out I was going to review a Cirque du Soleil production, I did what any self-respecting person who gets something for free does. I Googled the cost of the ticket prices! Up to $130 worth of expensive. Now that I didn’t know about. But after being taken on a journey of soul and self-searching, while amid…

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