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Standing Ovation

Give Us Your Hands If We Be Friends

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Applauding is a theatrical social contract of many, many years' practice, and appreciation denied is appreciation diminished. I'm not suggesting that every production should contrive a unique curtain call; to do so would then make them as boring as standing ovations have largely become.

The Knee-Jerk Standing Ovation

Warren Adler | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Going to the Broadway theater used to be an entirely different experience. Pardon the nostalgia but not everything new is as shiny as it seems. From my perspective the experience is badly tarnished and needs a rehab.

WATCH: Stop The Standing Ovations

Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy

When "Conan" writer Deon Cole watched Octavia Spencer win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday, he was happy for her. But there was...

Ballet Performance Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Mirza Grotts

It's that time of year: the opening of the ballet season. Common sense and courtesy will vastly improve the enjoyment of everyone's theatre experience...

WATCH: St. Louis Team Wins Beer Pong World Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A St. Louis-area team was crowned with the ultimate college honor this week: World Champions of Beer Pong. The team, who call themselves Standing Ova...