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REVIEW: Engelbert Humperdinck in Fine Form (Ordway)

Englebert Humperdinck in a 2011 concert.  When I was first asked if I would review Engelbert Humperdinck’s concert at Ordway Center, my first reaction was that I thought he was dead.  After going to Sunday’s performance, however, I am glad to say that this octogenarian is not only alive, but possesses

REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar Dazzles (Ordway)

Simon Zealotes (Terance Reddick) leads the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar in his eponymous song. Photo by Rich Ryan. Jesus Christ Superstar began as a concept album in 1970, soon giving rise to numerous ad hoc church performances throughout Britain and the United States.  News of the album spread quickly by radio

PREVIEW: National Puppetry Festival

Mousetrap Puppets' Punch and Judy features the classic comedy characters. Mousetrap Puppets' show and another Punch and Judy by Parasol Puppets play are free Saturday events, playing at 1:15 PM and 2:45 PM.  This week features pageantry and puppets all week long at the National Puppetry Festival 2017 being held at Concordia University in St.

REVIEW: Lovely Tangles in Don’t Dress for Dinner (Gremlin)

Maeve Moynihan & Grant Henderson. Photo by DreamFirstBorn Images. French bedroom farce is in fine form in Gremlin Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner.  French playwright Marc Camoletti wrote the original play, which was presented using Robin Hawdon's English adaptation. Don’t Dress for Dinner was Gremlin's very first production all the way

PREVIEW: The Moody Blues Celebrate 50 (Orpheum Theatre)

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Another notable album that turned 50 this year is the Moody Blues released its first concept album, Days of Future Passed. Although the album was released in 1967, it did not get much attention in the

REVIEW: Celtic Woman Overreaches, Overproduces (Orpheum Theatre/HTT)

A promotional photo of Celtic Woman. The Celtic Woman Voices of Angels show at the Orpheum Theatre had several shining moments but, overall, proved to be a disappointing performance. Overall, the performance would have been a much more memorable Celtic experience if there was less orchestration, more emphasis on the voices,

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