Story: Summertime – and the commercial living on the Atlantic coast in Massachusetts depends on tourists heading to the beach to soak up the sun and swim away their cares for hours on end in the ocean. So naturally, a life-threatening great white shark is the last thing Amity Island Mayor La…

Having recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, Scott Schoonover applied in 1994 for the post of music director at Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis’ Visitation Park neighborhood. He was offered the job in part because of his dream to start an opera company.

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It’s said that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. In the case of William Roth, founder and producing director of St. Louis Actors’ Studio, contacting notorious playwright and director Neil LaBute several years ago resulted in the two artists realizing they shared a passion for seeing new wor…

Laura Lebeda’s Golden Owl may well prompt a frisson of kineticism in many viewers. That 40- by 30-inch work, created with charcoal and acrylic wash on paper of an unspecified type, seemingly takes the two-dimensional into three dimensions in a pleasantly compelling way.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis executive producer/director Tom Ridgely coaxes delightful performances from his polished ensemble in this sparkling presentation of one of the Bard’s wittiest and most engaging comedies.

Modern masters whom Sheppard Morose cites as her greatest influences include not only Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Mies Van der Rohe and Pablo Picasso but also Helen Frankenthaler.

Rep Augustin Family Artistic Director Steven Woolf brings down the curtain on his illustrious tenure with The Rep with this rollicking presentation of England’s Mischief Theatre company’s fun-filled comedy of high-energy errors, expertly directed by Melissa Rain Anderson.

The unspeakably languorous arrival of spring coupled with the submission of St. Louisan Bryan Robertson’s food-chain promotes the brain-thawed notion of C.P. Snow as a bit of a chowderhead.

Steven Woolf, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ Augustin artistic director, makes his final directorial effort at the helm of The Rep a smashing success.