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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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THE BAND’S VISIT at Fox Theater review

– By Cate Marquis – THE BAND’S VISIT was a hit Israeli comedy in which a visiting Egyptian police band getting stranded in a sleepy Israeli town, leading to a funny, surprising and sometimes romantic cross-cultural comedy. This lively award-winning charmer was adapted into a tuneful Broadway musical, that earned 10 Tonys, making it one […]

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SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

– By Cate Marquis – There was no more reviled yet wildly popular music than disco, the late 1970s dance music craze, laying the groundwork for club music in decades to come. And the undisputed Queen of Disco was Donna Summer, who had a string of hits at the height of disco’s era. Rock fans […]

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WICKED at the Fox theater review

– By Cate Marquis – The wonderful Broadway musical WICKED returns to the Fox, bringing back its clever prequel twist to the Wizard of Oz story which explores how the witches came to be good or bad. WICKED is one of those big, splashy, must-see Broadway musical hits that need to be experienced, and one […]

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Fox Theater

– 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

– 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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