Theater

Plays on stage in the St. Louis area

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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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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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Fox Theater review

February 4, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – Humor, heart and “Tradition” all soar in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the new Broadway version of the beloved musical, now on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theater through Feb. 10. The irresistible song and dance number “Tradition” gets things off to an energetic start, in this tale of Tevye the […]

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THE WOLVES at Rep theater review

January 26, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – St. Louis is a soccer city (although the MLS sees unaware of this), so there could not be a better place to stage “The Wolves,” Sarah DeLappe’s play about a girls’ soccer team, which is running in the Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Studio space through Feb. 3. The play, […]

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ALABAMA STORY at Rep theater review

January 12, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The Repertory Theater of St. Louis begins the new year with a true winner, a play that seems to have it all: drama, humor, conflict, human warmth, and history with a message for today. ALABAMA STORY, which runs through January 27, is easily the Rep’s best production this season, and […]

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ANASTASIA musical at Fox theater review

January 3, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The visually dazzling Broadway musical ANASTASIA brings romantic historical fantasy to the Fox stage, Dec. 26 – Jan.6. The new musical is based on the classic story inspired by rumors that surfaced in 1917, shortly after the revolutionary Bolshevik government executed the Russian czar and his family, that the Czar’s […]

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at the Fox theater review

December 23, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – The charming kid-friendly holiday treat RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER returns to the Fox just in time for Christmas. This cute, enjoyable production is the perfect way for parents to introduce youngest kids to both the Fabulous Fox Theater and shows on stage. The live-action musical, based on the classic stop-action […]

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LES MISERABLES at Fox theater review

December 12, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – LES MISERABLES returns to the Fox Theater with its rousing tale of revolution and democracy from Dec.11 – 16. “Les Miz” is a big Broadway musical in the most classic sense, with enormous sets, stirring songs, unforgettable characters and an inspiring dramatic story. With its tale of redemption and sympathy […]

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Fox theater review

December 2, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – Nothing puts you in the holiday mood like A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of miser finding his human heart actually helped popularize the holiday andhas been a staple ever since. The Fox Theater once again hosts A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dec. 1-4. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s entertaining production of […]

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A CHRISTMAS STORY at Rep theater review

December 1, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – A boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas is the center of the hilarious A CHRISTMAS STORY, returning to the Mainstage of the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Nov. 28 – Dec. 23.This is the non-musical stage version, directed by Seth Gordon, inspired by the 1983 sleeper hit movie […]

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