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FROZEN musical at the Fox theater review

A Fabulous Fox theater packed with tiny princesses in sparkly gowns and the families (and a some dressed-up grown-ups too) enthusiastically greeted “Frozen,” the Broadway musical version of Disney’s hit movie, on the opening night on Nov. 2. The Tony-nominated musical is the latest Disney movie to make the move to the stage, and the […]

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HADESTOWN musical at the Fox theater review

The Tony award-winning Broadway hit HADESTOWN, now on stage at the Fabulous Fox, takes the classic myth of Orpheus, the musician who went to hell and back for his love Eurydice, and transforms it into a energetic, blues-flavored, fantasy tale with a contemporary twist touching on the haves and have-notes, climate change, de-humanizing work and […]

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AIN’T TOO PROUD musical at Fox theater review

The Fox opens its new season with a big crowd-pleaser, the Tony-winning hit Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud The Life and Times of the Temptations.” What’s not to like, with some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, and a terrific story that spans the Temptations’ long-running career and the various changes of the […]

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HAMILTON Musical at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – “Hamilton” returns at last to the Fabulous Fox theater, after a pandemic-caused delay, and an enthusiastic packed house awaited it, eager to see and hear Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical ode to Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers when Miranda, inspired after reading Ron Chernow’s biography, wrote this […]

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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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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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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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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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