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Neighbors: Anti-Heroes for Everyone
by Sandra Olmsted
Director Nicholas Stoller tackles another perpetual adolescence movie with Neighbors, a frat house movie with none of the charm or amusing characters of the granddaddy of all frat films, Animal House. In Neighbors, the main characters aren’t even the frat boys, but the neighbors to the frat house, Mac and Kelly Radner ( Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, respectively), a young couple barely passed their own college year and struggling to enjoy first-time parenthood. With a new baby in the house and a mortgage, a fraternity buying the house next door is hardly good news, and predictably, they handle it all wrong, presumably because of their own mixed feelings about getting older and having conflicting responsibilities and desires.
By Sandra Olmsted
Director Nick Cassavetes teams up again with Cameron Diaz this time for a revenge comedy that offers three often scantily clad female leads — Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton — and neatly scripted madcap comedy deftly directed. First time screenwriter Melissa Stack provides a solid backbone for the comedy and plenty of comic moments for Cassavetes to bring to life.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 29 – May 11 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
The Swing of Hearts is the title of an upcoming “Romantical” evening of heart-felt song with Wayne Coniglio leading St. Louis’ finest 35 piece studio orchestra, featuring Cecil Cope from Memphis and St. Louis’ own Elsie Parker. They will appear on April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in tandem with special guests Bob Ceccarini and the River City Ramblers.
Dance St. Louis will present Diavolo on Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 at 2 and 8 p.m. The shows will be held at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets atre $35 – $55 for evening performances, and $35 for the Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at the Dance St. Louis box office at 3547 Olive St. in the Centene Center for Arts and Education in Grand Center, by calling 314-534-6622, or by visiting dancestlouis.org.