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Photo: Jill Ritter Lindberg
My take: As you can see from the description of this show, it could hardly be more relevant during the current primary campaign season, especially in light of the Republican Party's slide into drooling insanity. In her review for KDHX, Tina Farmer says this "is a fantastic production, and several scenes flash with brilliance. The cast are uniformly strong singers and the interpretations of the songs are spot on. " At Ladue News, Mark Bretz says "New Line’s presentation superbly captures the musical essence of the album and show as well as making the most of the straightforward plot."
Amanda Honigfort / St. Louis Public Radio
My take: With the Missouri legislature displaying its contempt for the law of the land these days, the GMC's latest show is both timely and welcome. And the newly-rehabbed Sun Theater looks very cool inside.
R-S Theatrics presents Pirates!, its fifth annual KIDaret fund raiser, on Saturday, March 12, at 7 PM. "Bring your favorite swashbucklers, or just grab a friend from a deserted island and come enjoy some of our favorite members of the R-S family singing fun, non-lame, family-friendly tunes. We at R-S believe that art is important at every age, so don't worry about getting a sitter - bring the kids along!" The performance takes place at Bethel Fellowship Hall located at 7001 Forsyth. For more information: r-stheatrics.com
My take: R-S is a company worth supporting for its daring choices (they took on the local premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Parade, for example) and the performers in this show always constitute a nice cross section of local theatre talent. Should be fun, and certainly less pricey than the Fox's Beauty and the Beast as a family night out.
|KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar|
My take: KT Sullivan is a singing actress of considerable skill and, with a golden, flexible voice and engaging manner, Mr. Harnar is perhaps the ideal cabaret performer. Together I think we can expect great things from them, especially given the fact that Stephen Sondheim is one of the giants of late 20th/early 21st century musical theatre.