New shows this week include the return of a holiday favorite at Mustard Seed, a one-woman show at R-S Theatrics, a Ray Bradbury dramatization at Webster Conservatory, and some final entries in the Gaslight Cabaret Festival.

Sunday, 21 October 2018 13:06

Arts Capsule: You can't go home again

If George Bernard Shaw were alive today, he might have written something rather like the show on the main stage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis right now, Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2.

New items include cabaret shows from Mariposa Artists and the Gaslight Cabaret Festival as well as a provocative drama at Mustard Seed and a look a what might have happened after that final scene in Ibsen's A Doll's House.

New this week: a drama based on the true story of an infamous hate crime, a comic look and food and maternal guilt, and the cabaret debut of the star of last year's hit, Ragtime.

New shows this week include a creepy musical at Stray Dog, Shakespeare with a twist at St. Louis Shakespeare, and look at which might have happened after the final curtain of Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Rep.

New on the list: musicals at the Black Rep, the Rep, and Stages, along with political satire at Westport.

New on the list: New plays at Stray Dog and a famous (but infrequently performed) classic of 20th-century drama at SATE.

New on the list: Musicals from the Muny and Stray Dog and cabaret shows directed by a pair of legends in the field.

Sunday, 29 July 2018 15:22

Arts Capsule: Tower of power

Verdi's 1842 Biblical melodrama "Nabucco" ("Nebuchadnezzar") isn't the composer's biggest hit, but it was his first, sealing his reputation as a major new force in Italian opera. Union Avenue Opera's fast-paced and splendidly sung production makes an exceptionally good case for it.

New on the list: A family musical theatre classic, one of Oscar Wilde's Greatest Hits, and the return of an excellent cabaret show from last year.