Plays on stage in the St. Louis area

HAMILTON Musical at Fox Theater Review

April 15, 2022

– By Cate Marquis – “Hamilton” returns at last to the Fabulous Fox theater, after a pandemic-caused delay, and an enthusiastic packed house awaited it, eager to see and hear Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical ode to Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers when Miranda, inspired after reading Ron Chernow’s biography, wrote this […]

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HAIRSPRAY Musical at Fox Theater Review

April 8, 2022

Photo: (from L) Niki Metcalf as “Tracy Turnblad,” Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) as “Edna Turnblad” and company sing “Welcome to the 60s” in HAIRSPRAY. Photo: Jeremy Daniel. Courtesy of Fox Theater – By Cate Marquis – The Fabulous Fox is on a roll, with a fantastically fun “Hairspray,” the touring production of the award-winning […]

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39 STEPS at Rep Theater Review

April 7, 2022

Photo: (left to right) Futaba Shioda, Jimmy Kieffer, Ryan Colbert and Olivia Gilliatt in Patrick Barlow’s adaption of “The 39 Steps,” on stage at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis through April 10. Photo Credit: Jon Gitchoff. Courtesy of the Repertory Theater of St. Louis – By Cate Marquis – “The 39 Steps” closes out […]

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MY FAIR LADY musical at Fox Theater review

March 30, 2022

The delightful Lincoln Center Theater Production of “My Fair Lady,” which is playing the Fox Theater through Apr. 3, checks all the boxes, and then some. It is easily the best production to grace the Fox’s stage so far this season. The Lincoln Center touring company offers beautiful, strong voices and charismatic performances, plus gorgeous […]

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March 12, 2022

With St. Pat’s just around the corner, what better than Irish dance to put you in the mood for all things Irish? “Riverdance 25 Anniversary Show” has Irish music and song but especially Irish dance. It is on stage at the Fabulous Fox through Sunday, March 13. This is the 25th anniversary tour of this […]

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STICK FLY at Rep Theater Review

March 5, 2022

“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

February 26, 2022

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

February 2, 2022

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

December 29, 2021

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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December 21, 2021

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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