MOULIN ROUGE musical at Fox Theater review

Baz Luhrman’s wild, crazy movie musical MOULIN ROUGE was a big screen explosion of color, dazzle and pop-music favorites, in what was dubbed a jukebox musical. The romantic fantasy movie was highly theatrical as well as cinematic, and when it finally was adapted into a Broadway musical, it was a hit, The only question: what…

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Musical at Fox Theater Review

The hilarious musical “The Book of Mormon” returns to the Fox with all the rude, irreverent, laugh-out-loud satiric humor you would expect from the guys who brought us “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Joined by Robert Lopez, one of the creators of the equally irreverent musical “Avenue Q,” this triumvirate of jokers created…

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Rep Theater Review

The Repertory Theater of St. Louis finishes it’s 2023-2024 season on an exceptionally strong note, with the excellent drama “August: Osage County.” Despite a rocky post-pandemic situation that had threatened the season or more, this strength of this last production of the current season gives one hope. It is a testament to the outstanding strength…

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COMPANY Musical at Fox Theater Review

Having company over for an evening makes for a good time. Seeing “Company” at the Fox makes for a good-time evening of laughs and songs by Stephen Sondheim. This Broadway revival of what is probably Sondheim’s funniest play won Five Tonys including Best Musical Revival. The musical comedy focuses on a singleton whose friends are…

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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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