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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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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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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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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – A gorgeously staged, electrifying energetic new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” bursts on to the Fox stage for a run from May 9 – 21. This touring show from London marks the rock opera’s 50th anniversary, and this high-energy production reminds us…

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GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at Rep Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The Repertory Theater of St. Louis finishes it’s 2022-2023 season strong with a powerful two-person drama, “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” Actually, what we see on stage is not particularly gruesome (the injuries place off-stage) and most of the injuries don’t take place on the playground, but there is blood, pain and…

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WICKED at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – “Wicked” flies into the Fabulous Fox Theater once again, for a run through May7. This is the seventh time the Broadway hit has appeared here and the show has lost none of its luster. In fact, the Fox Theater says it is it’s most popular show. “Wicked” tells the story…

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Rep Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The ever-popular Agatha Christie mystery classic “Murder on the Orient Express” brings mystery and glamour to the Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Mainstage for their penultimate show of the 2022-2023 season. Agatha Christie’s Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Armando Duran) is supposed to be on vacation but then the famous detective…

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TOOTSIE at Fox Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – The Tony-winning Broadway hit “Tootsie” strides onto the Fabulous Fox stage, bringing laughter and some food for thought on gender roles. It is based, of course, on the Oscar-winning movie TOOTSIE, starring Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor whose reputation for perfectionism has made him practically unemployable, forcing him to…

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GRAND HORIZONS at Moonstone Theater Review

– By Cate Marquis – Legendary and beloved local actor Joneal Joplin is back on stage with Moonstone Theater Company’s “Grand Horizons” – and he brought his son with him. Jared Joplin, an Equity actor like his father, plays the role of Joneal Joplin’s son, in the hilarious and honest “Grand Horizons,” a Tony-nominated play…

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