…seize the day

Fresh off the heels of Labor Day, a day dedicated to the American worker, I’m sure we’re all feeling refreshed and motivated to jump back into the week… And if not, I have the Tuesday Motivation you didn’t even know you were looking for. It’s Newsies Day! Okay, technically it’s Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day, but I…

…be for reel

The time has come, crusaders, to roll the credits on another summer of blockbusters. But what a summer it was. From super sequels to a “Mamma Mia!” sequel beyond our wildest dreams to some surprise rom-coms. It’s hard to believe fall is nearly here, but PSL season will not be denied, so today we take…

…keep building up impossible hopes

Among musical theater fans, the names Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are practically synonymous with musicals for film and television. This pair of producers is behind some of the most iconic filmed musical moment of the last two decades (and beyond). “Chicago,” all of NBC’s live musicals, “Smash,” and the glory that was the “Wonderful…

…Just Sing a Song

This Sunday I’m wishing happy trails to a St. Louis institution — The Muny. Today marks the end of a season that was a century in the making. For generations of St. Louisan’s summer has meant nights spent under the stars watching pure, theatrical, musical magic on The Muny stage.

…Lead to the Very Best Kind of Something

“Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something. “ Winnie the Pooh In “Christopher Robin,” director Marc Forster gives the Hundred Acre Wood a nice dose of reality and a return to its roots. While the film certainly has its Disney touches, it has ditched the sometimes cloying sweetness that the Mouse…