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“Victor/Victoria” @ Stages St. Louis

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Victoria Grant (Janna Cardia) is a divorced, unemployed opera singer who is hungry and cold when she wanders into Chez Lui late one night.

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“Addams Family” @ Fab Fox

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The weird and wonderful Addams Family comes to devilishly delightful life as the new hit musical The Addams Family makes its St. Louis debut, Sept. 27th-Oct. 9th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

 

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REBEL YOUTH – Part I

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Author’s Note: Rebel Youth is a three part narrative feature series that looks into the lives of St. Louis’ young, twenty-something queer community. We wanted to know how these kids live, how they work, how they identify themselves and stand out in an increasingly homogenous LGBT community. Some of the stories and language may shock you but the series is not about sensationalism. We wanted to give voice to the young, queer rebels in our community and let them speak for themselves. (Names have been altered in Part I for reasons of anonymity).

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Dirty Blonde @ DLP

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Mae West was a tiny woman who was larger than life and a drag queen’s dream. Her distinctive walk which led from the hip is unmistakably her own, as is her voice and intonation.

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Red @ The Repertory Theatre

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The audience at the Rep’s 45th anniversary opener is “seeing red,” and maybe for the first time. In this case, the phrase has nothing to do with anger; rather, it means a way of receiving visual art per Mark Rothko, leading 20th century abstract expressionist painter.

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The Winners @ HotCity Theatre

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It takes chutzpah to call your play The Winners because there are so many potential ways to say it should be titled “The Losers.” But that would be a cheap shot, and I’m not going to do it. I’m tempted to, but I won’t. And, David L. Williams’ new piece is a winner because it was chosen from last year’s GreenHouse shows (the New Play Festival) to receive a full production. 2010 brought us Jami Brandli’s The Sinker that way, and it was a worthy project. I wasn’t even a little tempted to call it the “Stinker.” This one, however, needs a lot more work before it justifies its name.

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End Days @ New Jewish Theatre

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Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01 is upon us, and it is being observed in many public arenas, including theaters. End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer is the New Jewish Theatre’s contribution, and it is mostly successful in balancing respect for the event with much-needed laughter. I liked it a lot.

 

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Out in The City & The Chamber

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We’re just about a month from October 11th, known by the LGBT community as National Coming Out Day. The title is simple enough, but the act has so much history and meaning behind it. Just this week in the political world, we celebrate the announcement of a new candidate for the U.S. Senate who could very well be our first out Senator.

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