LaBute Festival: New Plays Tackle Harsh Realities, Wild Absurdities in America Today

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Women rule in three of the four sturdy one-act plays presented in…

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Union Avenue Opera Puts Up a Can-do ‘Candide’

By CB AdamsContributing Writer The title Candide (music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire)…

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New World ‘Cinderella’ Features Splendid Voices, Unusual Look

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor This is not your grandmother’s “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” Nor does it…

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Down in the Marrow – Opera Theatre’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Breaks Hearts and Boundaries

By CB AdamsContributing WriterTo mix musical genres – and to begin with the finale of Fire Shut…

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Vive la Revolution(ists) at Insight Theatre Company

By Joe GfallerContributing WriterWho lives, who dies, who tells your story. It’s the refrain that ends Hamilton.…

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Comical and Cute, Stages ‘101 Dalmatians’ Is a Splendid Treat for All

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor The dogs have their day in an inspired young audience production of…

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Mid-Life Crisis Rages in Absurd Comedy ‘Sylvia’ — A Mix of Tricks and Treats

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Oh, that puppy love. American playwright A.R. Gurney’s absurd comedy “Sylvia” presents…

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Aschs to Ashes: Max and Louie’s Brilliant ‘Indecent’

By Andrea BraunContributing WriterIndecent (2017) by Paula Vogel tells the story of a play written by the…

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The Muny’s Flashy, Fun ‘Kinky Boots’ Will ‘Feed Your Fire’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor A powerhouse cast makes sure we fall head-over-high-heels about “Kinky Boots,” a…

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Sopranos in Love – Can’t Stop Believin’ in OTSL’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’

By CB AdamsContributing Writer Opera Theatre’s riveting production of Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea brings to…

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