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STICK FLY at Rep Theater Review

“Stick Fly,” the current Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Mainstage production, centers on a wealthy African American family, the LeVays, as they gather for their annual summer vacation at the family’s stately Victorian home on Martha’s Vineyard, in this family drama comedy, that touches on class, race, privilege, sibling rivalry and father issues. “Stick Fly” […]

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MEAN GIRLS musical at Fox theater review

Every high school has its version of “mean girls,” a clique of pretty girls who revel in social bullying, which was the subject of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie “Mean Girls.” Now, “Mean Girls,” the Broadway musical version of that coming-of-age comedy, struts into the Fox to make the rules about who is cool and who’s […]

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THE PROM at Fox Theater review

Not even a Covid outbreak among the cast could stop “The Prom” from taking to the Fox stage, although it did delay the Broadway musical’s start a few days to Friday, Jan. 28. It also brought some change of cast, but you would never have guessed that from the fabulous work of these performers in […]

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CATS at Fox Theater review

The Fox welcomed the holiday season with one of Broadway’s old favorites, “Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s wonderfully charming and comic “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” You do not need to have read book but doing so makes the show even better, particularly if you have the version with Edward […]

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Rep

The cast of “A Christmas Carol” at the rep, through Dec. 23, 2021. Photo Credit: T Charles Erickson. Courtesy of the Repertory Theater of St. Louis Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol” is a favorite fixture of the holiday season with countless versions, including musicals, gracing various stages. This year, the Repertory Theater of St. […]

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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theater

– By Cate Marquis – It’s great to be back at the Fabulous Fox! Covid closed theaters everywhere last year, but now live theater is finally back, albeit with pandemic precautions, which are posted on the Fox website. The Fox Theater comes back strong with a lively musical adaption of the fan-favorite movie “Pretty Woman.” […]

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JULIA – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – Julia Child is a name nearly everyone recognizes, if for nothing else than she has been so often affectionately parodied as the smiling middle-age woman with the high-pitched voice fearlessly wielding a cleaver on a TV cooking show, and carrying on no matter what happens in her live-TV show. But […]

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BELFAST – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 4 stars Kenneth Branagh gives us one of his best films, and his most personal, with BELFAST, a partly autobiographical tale of a boy in North Belfast in 1969. It is more a year-in-the-life story rather than a coming-of-age one but it is a pivotal year […]

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