In 2012, approximately 100 local professional theatrical productions were presented in the St. Louis area.
A new organization called the St. Louis Theater Circle, a group of area theater reviewers, seeks to recognize local professional theater with the inaugural Louie Awards.
The first Louie Awards presentation coincides with the suspension of the Kevin Kline Awards. Earlier this year the Professional Theater Council of St. Louis decided not to hold a ceremony honoring 2012 theatrical productions, citing financial issues.
What fan of history or baseball, wouldn’t love to travel back to 1947 to witness the drama of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in his historic season with the Brooklyn Dodgers? 10-year-old Joey Stoshack has the ability to do just that, even though he was born in 2002. He just holds a baseball card in his hand, thinks about where he wants to go and poof! There he is, 1947, Brooklyn, Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey and oh yeah, suddenly he’s black.