St Louis Theater Circle Awards Announces Nominations for 2022

St Louis Theater Circle Awards Announces Nominations for 2022

ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS RETURN FOR IN-PERSON GALA APRIL 3, 2023 TO HONOR OUTSTANDING WORK IN LOCAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER IN 2022 The Muny leads... Details
Winter Opera Brews Up a Bewitching ‘Macbeth’

Winter Opera Brews Up a Bewitching ‘Macbeth’

By CB Adams In his recent review in New York magazine of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Fedora,” Justin Davidson snarked, “’Fedora is an opera... Details
Winter Opera’s ‘La Rondine’ Takes Flight At Kirkwood PAC

Winter Opera’s ‘La Rondine’ Takes Flight At Kirkwood PAC

By C.B. Adams I have an acquaintance for whom the terms Puccini and opera are synonymous. For him, opera and the Italians define the artform.... Details
Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller Subject of PBS Documentary

Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller Subject of PBS Documentary

Nine PBS will air the documentary, The Places Music Has Taken Me: An Unfinished Story of Sarah Bryan Miller, Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 pm, and... Details
Union Avenue Ends Festival Season With Some Scrumptious Sondheim

Union Avenue Ends Festival Season With Some Scrumptious Sondheim

By CB Adams It’s been a bit of a “Sondheim Summer” here in St. Louis, bookended by Far North Theatricals' "Assassins," The Muny’s “Sweeney Todd”... Details
Union Avenue Opera Offers a ‘Falstaff’ Full of Mirth and Girth

Union Avenue Opera Offers a ‘Falstaff’ Full of Mirth and Girth

By CB Adams There’s a moment in the “classic” 1989 movie “Fletch Lives” when Chevy Chase as Fletch says it takes a big man to... Details
Union Avenue Opera Offers Solid Production of ‘Eugene Onegin’

Union Avenue Opera Offers Solid Production of ‘Eugene Onegin’

By C. B. Adams“Eugene Onegin,” the opera based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel of the same name, inspired another great writer, Anton Chekhov, to write... Details
Opera Theater’s Overhauled ‘Harvey Milk’ Is Overwhelmingly Good with Understudy’s Debut

Opera Theater’s Overhauled ‘Harvey Milk’ Is Overwhelmingly Good with Understudy’s Debut

By CB Adams Opera Theatre of St. Louis has concluded a successful and altogether satisfying 48th festival season. But it would be a shame to... Details
Opera Theatre’s ‘Awakenings’ Is a Dream

Opera Theatre’s ‘Awakenings’ Is a Dream

By C.B. Adams I hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it, when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved... Details
OTSL Offers a ‘Carmen’ as Motorcycle Mama with – Alas, the Same Tragic Ending

OTSL Offers a ‘Carmen’ as Motorcycle Mama with – Alas, the Same Tragic Ending

By CB Adams “Carmen” is no stranger to controversy. As far back as its premiere in 1875, audiences and reviewers were put off by the... Details