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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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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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THE LION KING musical at Fox theater review

The king is back – “The Lion King,” that is. This stage favorite with its ground-breaking design by Julie Taymor returns to the Fabulous Fox theater, June 1-19, to the delight of families and fans alike. Kids thrilled by the Disney movie will be wowed by this immersive theater experience, as elephants, rhinos and more […]

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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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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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COME FROM AWAY at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – When 9/11 happened, the whole world was in shock. Amid all the horror, some tales of bravery and kindness also emerged. Among the most striking was the tale of kindness from tiny Newfoundland, Canada, where some planes were diverted after American airspace was shut down. COME FROM AWAY is the […]

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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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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at the Fox theater review

– By Cate Marquis – BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, the story of singer/songwriter Carol King before she was famous, when she was a teen-aged songwriter turning out some of the biggest hits of the generation, returns to the Fabulous Fox, March 12-17. Even before Carol King became an overnight star with the release of […]

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