Plays on stage in the St. Louis area

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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October 7, 2018

The Illusionists bring magic to Fox Theater – By Cate Marquis – “The Illusionists” brought a little night magic to Fabulous Fox Theater, Oct. 5-7. “The Illusionists Live from Broadway” was a delightfully entertaining combination of comedy, magic, illusions and stunts conjured up by an international cast of five performers. “The Illusionists” are not the […]

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LOVE NEVER DIES at Fox theater review

September 20, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES continues the “Phantom” story at the Fox – By Cate Marquis – Andrew Lloyd Webber continues his THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with sequel LOVE NEVER DIES at the Fabulous Fox, Sept. 18-30, 2018. The production is the opener for the Fox’s 2018-2019 and that timing couldn’t be better, […]

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EVITA at Rep theater review

September 12, 2018

Crowd-pleasing musical “Evita” opens Rep’s 52th season – By Cate Marquis – The Repertory Theater of opened its 52th season with “Evita,” a hit Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice which has previously graced both the Fox and Muny theater stages. Of course, this is the Rep’s own production, not a Broadway […]

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BOOK OF MORMON at Fox theater review

June 1, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – The hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON makes a return to the Fox Theater, May May 29-June 3. Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the guys behind “South Park,” and Robert Lopez, it is one of the funniest Broadway musicals in recent years but not the typical musical. […]

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Fox theater review

May 12, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – “The Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Weber’s legendary hit musical, returns to the Fox Theater May 9-20. This version is a bit different than the classic fans know, a newly burnished production from Cameron Mackintosh. The effects were buffed up, along with the chandelier and the characters have a […]

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HAMILTON theater review

April 7, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – ‘Hamilton’ is everything you could wish for – except Lin-Manuel Miranda   Sometimes the hype exceeds the real thing but that is not the case for “Hamilton.” The highly anticipated Broadway tour delivers on all expectations. The only thing that could have made it better would be having creator Lin […]

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at Fox theater review

December 29, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA brings magic to Fox – By Cate Marquis –   The Fox Theater brings a magical end to the holiday season with “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” a charming, funny musical that combines hummable tunes and a more modern take on the familiar tale, on stage from Dec. 27 to 31. This […]

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