Rosalind Early


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. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:44 AM Theater


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. more

Mar 14, 2017 2:55 PM Theater

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Photo by Matt Wills

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

Mar 9, 2017 2:36 PM Theater


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. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:15 PM Theater

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Photograph courtesy of Max & Louie Productions

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

Feb 15, 2017 3:01 PM Theater


Photograph by John Lamb

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

Feb 14, 2017 4:16 PM Theater 2 Comments


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

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

Feb 9, 2017 3:23 PM Theater


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. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:36 PM Performing Arts


Photograph courtesy of Upstream Theatre

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

Jan 25, 2017 2:07 PM Theater


Photograph by Joan Marcus

At turns funny and poignant, the award-winning show ruminates on gender identity, love, and sacrifice. For the uninitiated, here are a few facts about the gender-bending musical, which opens this weekend at the Peabody Opera House. more

Jan 23, 2017 3:48 PM Theater


Photograph by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

"All My Sons" is about the underside of the American dream and, thanks to the Rep’s production, feels just as relevant today as it did when it debuted 70 years ago. more

Jan 10, 2017 10:56 AM Theater


Courtesy of YoungLiars

In “Burrow,” a one-man show from the new theater group YoungLiars, a disturbed narrator describes, with exacting specificity, his underground burrow and how he created it. more

Oct 18, 2016 9:23 AM Theater

Cut costs with some monetary assistance. more

Aug 18, 2016 6:00 AM Education

Which St. Louis high school is right for you? more

Aug 18, 2016 6:00 AM Family


Courtesy of Shakespeare Festival-St. Louis

It's one of Shakespeare's best-known plays, but innovative set design and a live, original score will set this production of "Midsummer" apart. more

May 31, 2016 1:33 PM Theater


Courtesy of Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Check out this list of theater options (with tips on how to score great tickets and which shows are season musts) to make sure you don’t miss any of the city’s thought-provoking, fun, or festive summer shows. more

May 16, 2016 10:01 AM Theater

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Photograph by ProPhotoSTL, courtesy of Upstream Theater

Audience members who are expecting a straightforward presentation of this iconic play are in for a surprise—Upstream wants us to see Williams' play with fresh eyes, both the universal and St. Louis­–specific elements of it. more

Apr 26, 2016 9:11 AM Theater

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Courtesy of Idris Goodwin

Goodwin's new play explores the heavywright prizefighter’s origins, while also helping St. Louis grapple with current racial tensions. more

Feb 9, 2016 9:20 AM Theater

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Courtesy of Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble

We're used to Shakespeare being set in all manner of eras and places. But Slightly Askew Theatre's setting "As You Like It," in the Ozarks during the '30s, complete with old-time roots music, is truly novel. more

Feb 2, 2016 8:32 AM Theater

The latest Disney touring production to hit St. Louis isn't a fairy tale about lions or mermaids, but is loosely based on a historical event: the newsboys' strike of 1899. more

Jan 21, 2016 3:46 PM Theater

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