Author Archives: Lauren Healey

The Men of ‘Mamma Mia!’ at STAGES St. Louis Will Evoke Your Inner ‘Dancing Queen’

STAGES St. Louis is currently home to an epic rendition of “Mamma Mia!” so we chatted with some of the cast to find out what makes this version of a timeless classic such a fabulously groovy time. The musical follows Sophie and her mother Donna as they prepare for Sophie’s wedding. Sophie, desperate to have […]

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Kristen Goodman to Release Debut EP Album

Kristen Goodman will release her debut EP album “I’m Ready…” on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Corner Gates on Cherokee Street. Below, check out our Q-and-A with her. – What inspires/influences your music? I’m inspired by elements of all genres of music.  I grew up on jazz, funk, yacht rock, and Broadway.  I came of age […]

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Big World, Little Om Celebrates Diversity Through Animation

Big World, Little Om is a campaign to create a television program for LGBTQ children and other children living in non-traditional households that will enable them to see representation of their family in a cartoon format. Representation in film and media has become a huge rallying cry for LGBTQ activists, especially in children’s entertainment. Marginalized […]

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Circus Flora’s Harald Boerstler Talks Time Travel, Pride and More

Now in his 27th season with Circus Flora, House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Harald Boerstler joined the Circus in 1990 when founder David Balding asked him to play bagpipes for a benefit in Forest Park. Boerstler then became a regular volunteer. “We had eight volunteers [at that time] who took care of everything, and my […]

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NBC Out Launches #Pride30 List


In celebration of Pride Month this June, NBC Out, part of, has released its inaugural #Pride30 list that recognizes LGBT Americans who are making a difference in their communities. “We decided to launch our inaugural #Pride30 list as a way to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and recognize some of the many people who are […]

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