RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at the Fox theater review

December 23, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – The charming kid-friendly holiday treat RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER returns to the Fox just in time for Christmas. This cute, enjoyable production is the perfect way for parents to introduce youngest kids to both the Fabulous Fox Theater and shows on stage. The live-action musical, based on the classic stop-action […]

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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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MARIA BY CALLAS – film review by Cate Marquis

November 30, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 5 stars In many ways, American-born soprano Maria Callas’ life was operatic, with plenty of triumph and tragedy. Early in MARIA BY CALLAS, we see Maria Callas being interviewed by television host David Frost, as she describes her life being divided into two parts, a professional […]

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WILDLIFE – film review by Mark Glass

November 23, 2018

– By Mark Glass – RATING: 2 out of 5 stars (PG-13) If the holidays start bumming you out over your family issues, this dour little drama might make you fell a little better… by comparison. Jake Gyllenhaal is the dad; a nice guy who never seems to find a job that feels right. The […]

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INSTANT FAMILY – film review by Mark Glass

November 16, 2018

– By Mark Glass – RATING: 3½ out of 5 stars (PG-13) First of all, ignore the trailers you may have seen on TV or the internet. There is more drama and less comedy in this mix that those selected snippets might portend. That makes this a more unique and superior slice of family entertainment. […]

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BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – film review by Cate Marquis

November 16, 2018

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars Joel and Ethan Coen spin not one but six Western tales in their excellent anthology THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. Starring a fine cast including James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, Tim Blake Nelson and others, the film’s title is actually the name of the […]

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JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES BACK – film review by Mark Glass

October 26, 2018

  – By Mark Glass – RATING: 3½ out of 5 stars (PG) Although I’ve been a HUUUGE Rowan Atkinson fan for many years, his first two feature films as this eponymous bumbling British superspy did little for the level of his esteem. His Mr. Bean antics were superb. His various incarnations of “Blackadder” for […]

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THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY at Fox theater review

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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