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MOBY DICK at Rep Theater Review

Herman Melville’s classic epic of the sea and obsession, in search of the great white whale, seems like something too difficult to adapt for the stage. But that assumption is proven wrong with “Moby Dick,” now on stage at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis. The Rep’s dramatic, acrobatic stage production of “Moby Dick” captures…

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MAMMA MIA! Musical at the Fox Theater Review

“Mamma Mia!,” the jukebox musical featuring the bouncy songs of ’70s Swedish pop superstars ABBA, is back at the Fox, for a short run through Sunday, Feb. 18. Judging by the nearly sold-out crowd on opening night, fans couldn’t wait for its return. The show, complete ’70s sequined white-spandex and platform boots, didn’t disappoint with…

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FUNNY GIRL Musical at the Fox Theater Review

Katerina McCrimmon and Izaiah Montaque Harris in FUNNY GIRL. Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade “Funny Girl,” the hit revival of the Broadway hit musical about legendary Broadway comedy star Fanny Brice, the role that made Barbara Streisand a star, hit the Fabulous Fox Theater stage on Jan. 23 for a run through Feb. 4….

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Musical at Fox Theater Review

Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill, the Musical” made its Fox theater debut this week, on Firday, Jan.19, for a too-brief run through Sunday, Jan. 21. And what a wow it was. Alanis Morissette’s album “Jagged Little Pill” became a world-wide hit when it was released, a collection of angsty cries that hit the perfect note…

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MRS DOUBTFIRE Musical at Fox Theater Review

With a ringing “Hello, St. Louis,” the touring version of the hit London musical production “Mrs Doubtfire” strode onto the Fabulous Fox stage for a New Year’s season run through January 7. In recent years, there has been a spate of musicals adapted from hit movies, not all of which are worth audiences’ time, but…

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DISNEY’S ALADDIN Musical at Fox Theater Review

It’s colorful, its fun and puts you in a good mood. No, it’s not a Holiday show but “Disney’s Aladdin” has the same mood-lifting effect, delighting audiences with colorful costumes, lively production numbers, and a few more of those wonderful Alan Menken-Howard Ashman songs than the Disney movie, all of which fills the Fabulous Fox…

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TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Fox Theater Review

The legendary Tina Turner has been called “Queen of Rock’n’Roll” but the late music icon got her start right here in St. Louis. This is one of the biographical tidbits included in the hit Broadway musical “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.” Packed with famous Tina Turner hits, “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” also…

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COME FROM AWAY Musical at Fox Theater Review

When 9/11 happened, the whole world was in shock but amid all the horror, tales of bravery and kindness also emerged. One of those was about 7000 stranded airline passengers diverted to Newfoundland, Canada, after American airspace was shut down, who found unexpected kindness from the people of small town Gander. The people on the…

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BEETLEJUICE musical at Fox theater review

What could be more Halloween than “Beetlejuice” on stage at the fabulously ornate Fox Theater? Tom Burton’s 1988 beloved comedy BEETLEJUICE was adapted into a musical for Broadway and now that spooky musical has made its way to the Fox stage. for a run through Oct. 22. Audiences should be cautioned that while the musical…

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THE NERD at Moonstone Theater Review

The Moonstone Theater Company’s previous production “Grand Horizons” was an intelligent, thought-provoking drama that was pure delight. For it’s last production of this season, Moonstone decided to go lighter. They chose a comedy with no deep intentions, Larry Shue’s “The Nerd.” Gary Wayne Barker directs the 1981 comedy. A young architect in Ohio, Willum Cubbert…

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