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Theatre Lab’s Production of ‘Closer’ Is Intense in All the Right Ways

Posted: January 21, 2017 at 10:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Opening for two weekends in January, the first in 2017 and only the second production at the beautiful new .ZACK theater in St. Louis (right down the street from The Fabulous Fox), Closer runs audiences through a gamut of emotions. There is humor, sadness, anxiety, and most importantly truth – and the consequences that arise […]

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‘An American in Paris’ Shines Where It Excels, Drags Where It Doesn’t

Posted: January 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The film An American In Paris, starring the brilliant Gene Kelly, begins with an exposition dump. It lasts one minute and thirty seconds to be exact. It tells us everything we need to know; the hero of our story is Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI who stayed on in Paris to pursue his passion for art. […]

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Review: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Fabulous Fox (9/13 – 9/25)

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

When you hear about a musical titled, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” there is little worry about the show resembling the ordinary. Throw in a 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, and there is no question that something really special is going on at the theatre. And if there are still any doubts, […]

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The Hills Are Alive With “The Sound of Music” at the Fabulous Fox (4/28 – 5/8)

Posted: April 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved musical films of all time – The Sound of Music. Starring Julie Andrews as Maria, and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, the remarkable 1965 film was an adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical from 1959 (Starring Mary Martin) – adapted […]

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Review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ – From Spinner Rack to Center Stage

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 9:18 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“One of the most romantic stories ever written.” Or so they say. More romantic than Gone With the Wind? Or Romeo and Juliet? How about Pride and Prejudice? Somehow it is hard for me to believe that the story of a married woman who embarks on a four-day affair while her husband and kids are […]

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Review: ‘If/Then’ at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Have you ever wondered, in your daily life, “what if?” For most people, thousands of decisions are made at regular, without a thought going to what might happen if they were to choose differently, or how the smallest choice may have vastly different outcomes if made differently. “If” I do this, “Then” this might happen. […]

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Disney NEWSIES Delivers at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis (January 19-31)

Posted: January 23, 2016 at 9:50 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! It has been probably twenty years since I watched the 1992 film Newsies, starring a 17-year-old Christian Bale as Jack Kelly – the leader of what would become known as the “Newsboys Strike of 1899.” Aside from starring the future Oscar-winning actor, and being directed by Kenny Ortega, there […]

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‘Wicked’ Defies Gravity and Shatters Expectations at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: December 17, 2015 at 5:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Wicked plays the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from December 9 – January 3! Performances are Mon.-Fri. at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun. at 1pm & 6:30pm, Thur. Dec.10, Dec. 24 & Dec. 31 at 1pm, and Wed. Dec 30 at 1pm. Tickets are $40 to $200, and the running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with […]

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Review: Mamma Mia, Here I Go Again (to the Fox Theatre in St. Louis)

Posted: November 9, 2015 at 6:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Without a doubt, one of the most fun shows you can see live is Mamma Mia! You just can’t beat the energy of the ABBA music, being performed right in front of you by talented musicians, with vocals from an extremely talented cast. It’s like going to a rock concert and a musical, all at once. And […]

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‘Heathers The Musical’ Opens New Line Theatre’s 25th Season With Serious Laughs

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 7:38 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

I’d like to say that I was surprised by just how amazing New Line Theatre‘s opening show of their 25th season was. But I can’t. Because honestly, at this point, what else did I expect? Is it a surprise when show after show, year after year, Scott Miller finds another musical that failed on or […]

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