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“The Drowsy Chaperone” review

November 21, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Musicals.  When done right, these productions turn out to be some of the most memorable onstage performances of all-time. Mix in comedy with catchy tunes and a memorable story, and it’s easy to see why shows like Wicked and The Book of Mormon are receiving widespread critical acclaim across the country.  I had never seen […]

The Magic Flute Review

November 1, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

  What’s so magic about The Magic Flute?  The answer is…well, a lot of things.  It’s one of Mozart’s most recognizable operas and features some pieces that you have most definitely heard at one point or another if you have listened to any of this legendary composer’s works. The Magic Flute focuses on a fairly […]

A Smart Mixture of ‘Midsummer’ comedy

October 4, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most revered comedies.  It’s been done in nearly every time period in many different ways, yet Missouri Western’s production smartly mixes some modern comedy elements with a unique setting to give it new life. The first act of the play sets up the three groups whose stories […]

Novice Review of Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 4, 2013 Comments

Nicholas Ingram

I am a complete novice when it comes to Shakespeare since I have only read Romeo and Juliet and have seen the film adaptations, so going to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream I did not know what to expect. The play contains three main plots that consist of the story of the lovers, the mechanicals, […]

Along for the Murder-Ride

Along for the Murder-Ride

August 26, 2013 Comments

Brian Duskey

The aching problem with the horror movie genre is that there are very few original minds behind projects If that is the sickness, Adam Wingard’s home invasion flick—You’re Next—is a fresh new medication. The first few scenes of the film do not set up for anything extraordinary. It’s a basic home invasion story with no […]

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