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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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THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS ANNOUNCES THE 2021 EDA AWARD WINNERS

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 AWFJ EDA Awards. In our 15th annual awards season, we present EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS AND EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. Nominees in each category are determined by AWFJ’ […]

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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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2021 SLFCA AWARD WINNERS (and Runners-Up)

The members of the St Louis Film Critics Association, a professional association of working film critics, have voted and announced the winners of their 2021 annual Award for 2021. Here they are, along with the runners-up. BEST FILM: Licorice Pizza Runner-Up: (tie) Belfast and The Power of the Dog BEST DIRECTOR: Jane Campion “The Power […]

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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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JULIA – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – Julia Child is a name nearly everyone recognizes, if for nothing else than she has been so often affectionately parodied as the smiling middle-age woman with the high-pitched voice fearlessly wielding a cleaver on a TV cooking show, and carrying on no matter what happens in her live-TV show. But […]

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BELFAST – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 4 stars Kenneth Branagh gives us one of his best films, and his most personal, with BELFAST, a partly autobiographical tale of a boy in North Belfast in 1969. It is more a year-in-the-life story rather than a coming-of-age one but it is a pivotal year […]

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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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