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SIX musical at the Fox theater review

– By Cate Marquis – The hit Broadway musical “Six the Musical” brought the six wives of Henry the Eighth to the Fabulous Fox Theater, or at least a pop star version of them, in a very entertaining production, Jan. 24 though Feb. 5. With diverse casting, each of the wives of King Henry VIII […]

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LES MISERABLES musical at Fox theater review

– By Cate Marquis – A simply splendid production of “Les Miserables” stormed the Fabulous Fox stage on Tuesday, Jan. , before a packed house, for a too-brief run until Jan. 22. This is the wonderful Cameron Mackintosh production of Boublil and Schönberg’s “Les Misérables,” the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel that has […]

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FROZEN Musical at Fox Theater – Review

A Fabulous Fox theater packed with tiny princesses in sparkly gowns and the families (and a some dressed-up grown-ups too) enthusiastically greeted “Frozen,” the Broadway musical version of Disney’s hit movie, on the opening night on Nov. 2. The Tony-nominated musical is the latest Disney movie to make the move to the stage, and the […]

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HADESTOWN Musical at Fox Theater – Review

The Tony award-winning Broadway hit HADESTOWN, now on stage at the Fabulous Fox, takes the classic myth of Orpheus, the musician who went to hell and back for his love Eurydice, and transforms it into a energetic, blues-flavored, fantasy tale with a contemporary twist touching on the haves and have-notes, climate change, de-humanizing work and […]

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AIN’T TOO PROUD Musical at Fox Theater – Review

The Fox opens its new season with a big crowd-pleaser, the Tony-winning hit Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud The Life and Times of the Temptations.” What’s not to like, with some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, and a terrific story that spans the Temptations’ long-running career and the various changes of the […]

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THE LION KING Musical at Fox Theater – Review

The king is back – “The Lion King,” that is. This stage favorite with its ground-breaking design by Julie Taymor returns to the Fabulous Fox theater, June 1-19, to the delight of families and fans alike. Kids thrilled by the Disney movie will be wowed by this immersive theater experience, as elephants, rhinos and more […]

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HAMILTON Musical at Fox Theater Review

– 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

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

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

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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