Author: catemarquis

THE BAND’S VISIT at Fox Theater review

March 2, 2020

– By Cate Marquis – THE BAND’S VISIT was a hit Israeli comedy in which a visiting Egyptian police band getting stranded in a sleepy Israeli town, leading to a funny, surprising and sometimes romantic cross-cultural comedy. This lively award-winning charmer was adapted into a tuneful Broadway musical, that earned 10 Tonys, making it one […]

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SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

January 19, 2020

– By Cate Marquis – There was no more reviled yet wildly popular music than disco, the late 1970s dance music craze, laying the groundwork for club music in decades to come. And the undisputed Queen of Disco was Donna Summer, who had a string of hits at the height of disco’s era. Rock fans […]

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WICKED at the Fox theater review

December 20, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The wonderful Broadway musical WICKED returns to the Fox, bringing back its clever prequel twist to the Wizard of Oz story which explores how the witches came to be good or bad. WICKED is one of those big, splashy, must-see Broadway musical hits that need to be experienced, and one […]

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Fox Theater

October 31, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – One of Broadways’ biggest hits DEAR EVAN HANSEN makes it way to the Fox Theater, for a run through Nov. 3. The musical won six Tonys and a Grammy, and has become a pop culture phenomenon. While the central character, Evan Hansen, is a teenager struggling with the usual difficulties […]

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HELLO, DOLLY! at the Fox Theater review

October 8, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The Fox transforms its stage into a colorful fantasy of 1890s New York when it hosts HELLO, DOLLY! from Oct. 1-13. The venerable musical is a perfect fit for musical-mad St. Louis, and has been a perennial favorite at the Muny. This new Broadway revival is not only filled with […]

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COME FROM AWAY at Fox Theater Review

May 19, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – When 9/11 happened, the whole world was in shock. Amid all the horror, some tales of bravery and kindness also emerged. Among the most striking was the tale of kindness from tiny Newfoundland, Canada, where some planes were diverted after American airspace was shut down. COME FROM AWAY is the […]

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MISS SAIGON at Fox theater review

April 27, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – MISS SAIGON, and its helicopter, return to the Fox stage, Apr. 23-May 5, in a Broadway revival of the searing hit musical set during and after the Vietnam War. The story of young lovers, a Vietnamese girl and American soldier, takes place against the backdrop of the fall of Saigon […]

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WAITRESS at Fox theater review

April 1, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – Since “WAITRESS” opened at the Fabulous Fox, I’ve been craving pie. Small wonder, as this is one yummy, funny, warm show, full of heart and, well, pie. The hit Broadway musical, based on Adrienne Shelly’s film of the same name, runs through April 7. The musical, like the film, really […]

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at the Fox theater review

March 15, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, the story of singer/songwriter Carol King before she was famous, when she was a teen-aged songwriter turning out some of the biggest hits of the generation, returns to the Fabulous Fox, March 12-17. Even before Carol King became an overnight star with the release of […]

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CAPTAIN MARVEL film review – Mark Glass

March 8, 2019

Another Marvel Comics superhero joins her big budget, big screen peers with just enough panache, though less than others – By Mark Glass – Rating: 3 out of 5 stars The latest marvel Comics’ superhero to find new life on the big screen is the eponymous gal of this sci-fi epic. As usual, we begin […]

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