Oh What Fun A Wild and Weird Cult Musical Can Be This Time of Year

Oh What Fun A Wild and Weird Cult Musical Can Be This Time of Year

By Lynn VenhausA little bit of horror and a lot of hilarity ensues in the madcap cult musical “Ride the Cyclone: The Musical,” now playing... Details
Pieces of Magic Spun as Inner Peace Memoir in Original ‘Forget-Me-Not’

Pieces of Magic Spun as Inner Peace Memoir in Original ‘Forget-Me-Not’

By Lynn Venhaus A fascinating piece that combines intricate magic feats with intimate storytelling, “Forget Me Not” is an uncommon presentation. Illusionist Kyle Marlett engages... Details
Swinton Takes on Dual Roles in Mind-Bending Ghost Story ‘The Eternal Daughter’

Swinton Takes on Dual Roles in Mind-Bending Ghost Story ‘The Eternal Daughter’

By Alex McPherson Moody, enigmatic, and unnerving, director Joanna Hogg’s “The Eternal Daughter” is a stylistically ingenious ghost story — featuring Tilda Swinton in dual... 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
Tesseract’s Leap of Faith Musical ‘Ordinary Days’ Is a Memorable Journey

Tesseract’s Leap of Faith Musical ‘Ordinary Days’ Is a Memorable Journey

By Lynn Venhaus What a pleasant surprise the leap of faith “Ordinary Days” is – as the inaugural musical presentation of Tesseract Theatre Company, as... Details
‘The Fabelmans’ Lacks That Special Spark of Most Top-Shelf Spielberg Movies

‘The Fabelmans’ Lacks That Special Spark of Most Top-Shelf Spielberg Movies

By Lynn VenhausDear Mr. Spielberg,Your movies have given my family and I so much joy over the years. I was away at college the summer... Details
‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Is A Beautiful, Wise Retelling of a Classic Story

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Is A Beautiful, Wise Retelling of a Classic Story

By Alex McPherson  Visually spectacular and thematically rich, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” is a feast for the senses, a rallying cry for rebellion, and a... Details
‘She Said’ Is an Absorbing Historical Record With Lasting Impact

‘She Said’ Is an Absorbing Historical Record With Lasting Impact

By Lynn Venhaus“She Said” is a brilliant chronicle of a watershed moment in American society -- an important tipping point that helped launch the #MeToo... Details
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Fitting Tribute to Boseman and a So-So MCU Outing

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Fitting Tribute to Boseman and a So-So MCU Outing

By Alex McPherson Overstuffed and overlong, yet retaining a strong emotional core, director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” ultimately plays it safe, for better... Details
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Honors Boseman and Girl Power

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Honors Boseman and Girl Power

By Lynn VenhausVisually engaging and girl-power savvy, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is at its most heartfelt grieving for its king, and the larger-than-life actor whose... Details