Author: catemarquis

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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RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR film review – Mark Glass

March 1, 2019

Fascinating animated crime drama from Hungary combines good story with terrific visuals for a rare and different treat – By┬áMark Glass – Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Even if you watch this animated Hungarian crime drama without the sound or subtitles, your eyes will be dazzled by the unique array of images. But you’d […]

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THE RAT PACK IS BACK at the Fox theater review

February 23, 2019

THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Fox is excellent, fan-pleasing Vegas show – By Cate Marquis – Frank, Dino and Sammy – the “Rat Pack” – took to the Fabulous Fox Theater stage Friday night, or at least THE RAT PACK IS BACK tribute version of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at […]

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EVERYBODY KNOWS film review

February 22, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – Penelope Cruz plays a Spanish-born woman who returns with her two children to the rural Spanish village where she grew up for her younger sister’s wedding. Among those who greet her are her childhood friend Paco (Javier Bardem), now the owner of a successful vineyard and winery. But this joyful […]

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