Rosalind Early


Steve Debenport

The world has changed, and so has grade school. Now, kids start to learn coding, mindfulness, and engineering principles in kindergarten. Read more




How do you turn rambunctious toddlers into engaged students without stifling creativity? Read more



Photo by John Lamb, via Stray Dog Theatre's Facebook page

Stephen Peirick's new comedy thriller was read and critiqued before being produced for the main stage, where it runs through June 24. Read more



Photo by Jill Ritter Lindberg

Set in rollicking jazz clubs in 1950s New York, the musical pulses with a live jazz ensemble and excellent singing. Read more


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Photo by Steve Truesdell

For kids, and those who simply want to feel the thrill and awe at seeing people flip, fly, and soar through the air with the greatest of ease, Circus Flora delivers again. Read more

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Courtesy of Shakespeare Festival-St. Louis

To make the transition from emojis to Elizabethan English a little easier, here's a handy guide. Read more

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Pumla (Jacqueline Thompson) interviews Eugene (Christopher Harris) in prison in Upstream Theatre’s "A Human Being Died That Night."

Upstream's new show looks at how, in post-Apartheid South Africa, right and wrong are twisted up and devilishly hard to separate. Read more


The play’s set was built by nine high school students under the supervision of union carpenters and painters as part of The Muny’s T3 (Technical Theatre Training) Program. Read more



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The roughly 90-minute play touches on many of Williams’s abiding themes—sexual repression, insanity, societal outcasts—but its primary concern is restlessness. Read more


When Geoff Myers was a student at Normandy High School, he had never taken a dance class. He ended up dancing professionally—and now oversees every last detail for the dance sequences in "The Lion King." Read more

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The play examines how the Industrial Revolution affected rural Ireland in the mid-20th century, using the interconnected lives of five sisters. Read more

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Photograph by Joan Marcus

You probably know the show pays tribute to Motown records through the story of the label's founder, Berry Gordy. But here are 10 more things you probably don't know. Read more



Photography by John Gitchoff

There is a reason that the ringside boxing ropes are around the entire theater and not just around the stage. "The Royale" is able to draw you into the fight. Read more


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Photo by Matt Wills

It's all about audience participation—and making The Bard bawdy again. Read more



Photography by Jill Ritter Lindberg

From the early assertion that “life is what you do while you’re waiting to die,” through the penultimate song “I am free,” Zorba sells a vision of life that’s not necessarily new—but is extremely seductive. Read more


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Photograph courtesy of Max & Louie Productions

Alexis Roston's award-winning portrayal of Holiday first wowed audiences in Chicago. Read more



Photograph by John Lamb

Neil Labute's play pushes the audience into an uncomfortable situation, and won’t let it turn away. Read more



Cast of the Something Rotten! National Tour. © Jeremy Daniel

The musical is a lot of things—mostly, though, it's a lot of fun. Read more



Courtesy of Stray Dog Theatre

Ibsen's play lives and dies by the actress portraying Nora Helmer; in this production, Nicole Angeli shines in the role. Read more

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Photograph courtesy of Upstream Theatre

We talked to playwright Joanna Evans, who was in town to offer feedback during the play's rehearsals. Read more