…take a bow

This weekend one of my favorite Saint Louis summer traditions closes out its season, and what a season it was. For those not from St. Louis, let me elaborate. There are certain things that define the summer season in this midwestern town. For some, it’s baseball (which admittedly extends the season into October…usually), for others…

…Meet in the Middle

This weekend saw a lot of back and forth between people with differing opinions on Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Some thought comedian Michelle Wolf’s words were on the nose. Others thought they were highly inappropriate. Not surprisingly the coverage saw very little middle ground. No matter where your opinion lies, this polarizing response seems…

…try to explain

This Monday, music fans are, no doubt, recovering from last night’s top honors and incredible performances. And who am I to get in the way of continuing that celebration? Last night’s festivities included a truly iconic moment featuring a truly iconic performer. As a tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Patti LuPone performed the song…

…take another look

In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.” In a world screaming for originality,…

…find magic to do

Can you feel it? An extra spark of something in the air. Can you hear it? The faint, distant hum of orchestral accompaniment. Can you see it? The oncoming parade of jazz squares, jazz hands, and maybe a monologue or two. It’s Tonys Week, crusaders! Which if you’re as big of a theater dork as we…