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Review: “Something Rotten!” Offers Fresh Take on Shakespeare, and Lots of Laughs

Posted: February 8, 2017 at 9:29 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

The name Shakespeare isn’t generally synonymous with a laugh riot. Star crossed lovers, taking their own lives at the thought of living without one another. A prince whose father is murdered by his own uncle. A murderous king consumed by paranoia and power. These are only a few examples of his most famous tragedies, for which “The Bard” is […]

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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, Local

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, Local

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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‘Finding Neverland’ Teaches Us Not to Grow Up Too Much at the Fabulous Fox (Through Dec. 18)

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Finding Neverland is the story of J. M. Barrie, and his journey to find inspiration for his most famous play: Peter Pan. Based on the 2004 film of the same name starring Johnny Depp as Barrie, the show is packed full of fantastical musical numbers (unlike the non-singsongy source material). There are plenty of films […]

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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, Local

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, Local

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, Local

“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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Riverdance Makes a Return to the Fabulous Fox For 20th Anniversary World Tour (Feb 12 – 14)

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, Local

I can’t believe it has already been a few years since the Riverdance Farewell Tour came through St. Louis in 2012. It was an incredible show (read the review here), as we sent off the legendary production that had been touring for the better part of two decades across the globe. Fortunately for audiences in […]

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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, Local

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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