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…Take A Moment

Muny Hello DollyThis Sunday, we’re trying something a little different. We’re writing a kind of love letter. This particular letter isn’t to a specific person, but to a St. Louis institution — the Muny.

For those of you completely unfamiliar with this theater tradition in St. Louis, every summer from mid-June to mid-August, the Muny produces seven musicals on its half-a-football-field size, outdoor stage. Tonight is the last night of their 96th season, so they’ve been doing this for a while.

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…Get On With The Show

2WC Theatre

It’s here theater fans! It’s Tony Day! The one day of the year we get to cleverly weave our obsession into popular dialogue. Or at least it was the one day of the year, until NBC launched their live musical series…seriously NBC, just tell us who is playing Peter Pan! Read the rest of this entry

…have confidence

The Lyric Opera's "The Sound of Music"

This week I’m taking a slight detour from the Summer of Blockbusters to visit everyone’s favorite Austrian, singing almost-nun. The Chicago Lyric Opera has staged a beautiful production of “The Sound of Music” and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gush. Read the rest of this entry

…think of lovely things

NBC made many, many theater fans very happy yesterday with the announcement of their next live musical: Peter Pan. Read the rest of this entry

…Start at the Very Beginning

By now you’ve probably all heard opinion upon opinion about NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” that aired on Thursday night. The snark fest began well before the telecast began and continues on.

So instead of adding to the deluge of obvious complaints about the production (it’s been firmly established that Carrie Underwood’s acting was less than stellar) we thought we’d start thinking ahead to next year’s holiday special. NBC, we have some thoughts. Read the rest of this entry

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