Spry Cast Distinguishes Stray Dog Theatre’s Lightweight ‘Ripcord’

Spry Cast Distinguishes Stray Dog Theatre’s Lightweight ‘Ripcord’

By Lynn Venhaus Winning performances enliven a slickly produced “Ripcord” that sprinkles poignant moments among well-executed broad physical humor. In the vein of classic sitcoms... Details
Albion Theatre’s ‘Woman in Mind’ Vividly Contrasts Fantasy Life with Harsh Realism in an Acting Showcase

Albion Theatre’s ‘Woman in Mind’ Vividly Contrasts Fantasy Life with Harsh Realism in an Acting Showcase

By Lynn Venhaus Something is noticeably off-kilter as “Woman in Mind” embarks on an exploration of mental illness, an unusual dramedy from one of England’s... Details
Merry Ensemble Enlivens Shakespeare’s Frisky Frolic ‘As You Like It’

Merry Ensemble Enlivens Shakespeare’s Frisky Frolic ‘As You Like It’

By Lynn Venhaus Need a vacation? Escape to Forest Park’s Shakespeare Glen for an idyllic summer treat, for “As You Like It” is a robust,... Details
Arts For Life Announces Scholarship Winners

Arts For Life Announces Scholarship Winners

Tickets on Sale for Best Performance Awards June 30; Last Day June 9 for Guaranteed Group Seating Brea D. Johnson and Maddie Hewgley are this... Details
‘Dracula’ Musical Embraces the Myth’s Mystery and the Macabre

‘Dracula’ Musical Embraces the Myth’s Mystery and the Macabre

By Lynn Venhaus The children of the night are making some lusty music in the musical “Dracula,” a different take on the gothic horror classic... Details
Stages St. Louis’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Effusive In Heart and Humor

Stages St. Louis’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Effusive In Heart and Humor

By Lynn VenhausWith its Dream Team of actresses eliciting all the feels, a sterling “Steel Magnolias” is a warm and wry reminder about the connective... Details
‘Les Miserables’ to Kick Off Muny’s 106th Season with Large Cast, Expert Designers, and StL Symphony Chorus

‘Les Miserables’ to Kick Off Muny’s 106th Season with Large Cast, Expert Designers, and StL Symphony Chorus

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for Les Misérables, which opens the theatre’s 106th season and runs June 17-23 on the James S.... Details
Comical Family Dynamics Mark New Jewish’s Heartfelt ‘We All Fall Down’

Comical Family Dynamics Mark New Jewish’s Heartfelt ‘We All Fall Down’

By Lynn Venhaus Whether you have a family that always puts the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional or is going through a temporary rough patch, you will... Details
Take Ten with Alan Knoll

Take Ten with Alan Knoll

By Lynn Venhaus Throughout a long and illustrious career as a professional actor and director, Alan Knoll has been a steady and appreciated presence in... Details
‘Something Old Something New’ in St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s 17th Season

‘Something Old Something New’ in St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s 17th Season

February 2025 will mark the beginning of St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s 17th season, themed “Something Old Something New." The season includes productions of Eugene O'Neill's... Details