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Murdering Marlowe @ West End

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Kit__Will

Some shows should have much longer runs than two weeks, but since Murdering Marlowe closes after next weekend, seizeth the day! This is a wonderfully inventive, clever take on the presumed rivalry between two young playwrights, William (Will) Shakespeare (Michael B. Perkins) and Christopher (Chris, though often called “Kit”) Marlowe (John Wolbers).

 

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Baby @ Citilites at the Gaslight

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Should you see Baby, currently in its second of three weeks at Citilites, you might be as surprised as I was to learn this is Nick Moramarco’s maiden voyage as a director. He has pulled together a smart show with nine actors sometimes all on stage at once in a space the side of a postage stamp. Of course, there is a lot more to direction than moving the players around, but that skill is integral to a show’s pacing.

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Talking Suicide & LGBT Youth

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There has been quite a bit of mainstream press regarding the rash of suicides of LGBT youth over the last year. It has been a challenging thing to see and understand as the press has picked up these stories. What’s unfortunate is that this perceived spike is more likely indicative of the press finally picking up on stories that many of us within the LGBT community have been aware of for some time.

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Cannibal: The Musical

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The next time you find yourself caught on the horns of a dilemma, you might think: “What would Alferd Packer do?” Packer (Keith Parker) finds himself on trial for murder and cannibalism, with the added distinction of being the only convicted cannibal in American history, according to the background notes on the event. The real Alferd Packer was sentenced to “be hung by the neck until you are dead, dead, dead,” but it didn’t quite work out that way.

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Dildine “Standing on Ceremony”

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Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, which premieres in an open-ended engagement Off Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre this fall, will join with Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Greg Reiner, Executive Director) for Standing on Ceremony: The National Event, to help take the play’s message across the country (and the globe).

 

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Dine & Drinks: Bar Bosses

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Mixology2

“I need a drink!”

 

It’s the phrase many bartenders can count on hearing on any given night of crafting martinis, Manhattans and highballs behind any St. Louis water hole. We wanted to get inside the minds of these bar bosses so we decided to talk to a collection of mixologists and bartenders to get their take on the revival of cocktail culture in St. Louis. Trust—this will be a sweet hangover!

 

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Political VOICE: The Road Ahead

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Politico

The Saint Louis region has recently seen a number of LGBT supportive measures move forward. In 2009, the City of Saint Louis updated its nondiscrimination ordinance to include gender identity; Governor Nixon issued an Executive Order last year protecting State employees from discrimination; University City passed a Domestic Partnership registry in May, and quickly thereafter, Olivette passed both a registry and a fully inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Patrick Wetzel Talks “Billy Elliot”

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BillyMain

One of Broadway’s finest productions will hit the boards of St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre, Nov. 1-13. Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the wildly popular 2001 film and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

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