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.
Oklahoma!, the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that's getting a bang-up presentation right now at Stages, had a troubled beginning.
The Light in the Piazza, the 2005 musical theatre adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella of the same name, is something of a miracle.
"Singin' in the Rain," the 1983 stage adaptation of the beloved 1952 movie musical, will probably never make anyone's list of Best Musicals of All Time. But The Muny's production of the 2012 London revival is, to paraphrase the Bard, entertaining enough and 'twill suffice.
There's no doubt about it, Angela Ingersoll is Judy Garland in Max and Louie Productions' End of the Rainbow, and I don't know how she does it every night.
When Christoph Willibald Gluck's "Orfeo and Euridice" was first performed back in 1762, it was considered somewhat radical. Opera Theatre's lively and fanciful production is radical as well, although in a very different way.
The Muny is celebrating its centennial this season, and they're kicking it off this week with a big, bright theatrical present in the form of the musical revue "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."
Looking for a lightweight, feel-good summer musical that sends you away with a smile on your face and probably a memorable tune or two in your head? If so, let me direct your attention to Stages St. Louis's excellent production of I Do! I Do!, which runs through July 1st.
"If you're not outraged," reads a popular bumper sticker, "you're not paying attention." That pretty much sums up my reaction to the world premiere of "An American Soldier" at Opera Theatre.