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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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STICK FLY at Rep Theater Review

“Stick Fly,” the current Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Mainstage production, centers on a wealthy African American family, the LeVays, as they gather for their annual summer vacation at the family’s stately Victorian home on Martha’s Vineyard, in this family drama comedy, that touches on class, race, privilege, sibling rivalry and father issues. “Stick Fly” […]

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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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WAITRESS at Fox theater review

– By Cate Marquis – Since “WAITRESS” opened at the Fabulous Fox, I’ve been craving pie. Small wonder, as this is one yummy, funny, warm show, full of heart and, well, pie. The hit Broadway musical, based on Adrienne Shelly’s film of the same name, runs through April 7. The musical, like the film, really […]

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A CHRISTMAS STORY at Rep theater review

– 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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JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES BACK – film review by Mark Glass

  – 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

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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BOOK OF MORMON at Fox theater review

– 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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SUPER TROOPERS 2 film review

– By Mark Glass – RATING: 3 out of 5 stars (R) As a reminder, my ratings aren’t always about the overall artistic merit of the covered film. In the case of intentionally dumb, gross comedies like this, or other niche fare, I tend to award stars on how good a job they do in […]

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