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Theatre Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Stages St. Louis

Posted: June 12, 2024 at 7:30 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Stages St. Louis kicks off its 38th season by visiting the south in Steel Magnolias. Told through the backdrop of a beauty parlor, the play explores friendship, grief, aging and the relationship between women. Set in a small town in Louisiana, the story revolves around six friends as they navigate life while supporting one another’s […]

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Theatre Review: MJ the Musical at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: June 2, 2024 at 12:08 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

One of the most prolific and popular artists in history, Michael Jackson’s legacy is a mix of controversies, chart-topping hits, and an unending drive to push the boundaries of the musical experience. Captivating audiences worldwide, Jackson pushed the boundaries of creativity, influenced pop culture, and grew into an iconic figure that continues to dominate the […]

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Theater Review: COMPANY at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: February 29, 2024 at 10:23 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Growing older can make anyone contemplate their place in life. But in Company, turning 35 causes the protagonist, Bobbie, to evaluate the relationships, friendships, and societal norms surrounding her. Featuring Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning music and lyrics, the national tour explores marriage, loneliness, connection, and the human experience. The musical is thoroughly Sondheim – complex […]

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Theatre Review: FUNNY GIRL at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: January 25, 2024 at 5:10 pm   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Hello gorgeous! Funny Girl takes center stage as a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences with its irresistible charm and poignant narrative. An iconic production that debuted on Broadway in 1964 with a movie following in 1968, it solidified the critical acclaim of star, Barbara Streisand. Funny Girl is based on the semi-biographical story […]

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Theatre Review: Alanis Morissette’s JAGGED LITTLE PILL at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: January 22, 2024 at 3:58 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

A more recent popular musical style has been to take popular songs and repurpose them for a musical. This has been successfully done by several musicals (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, & Juliet). Adding her catalogue to the mix, Alanis Morrissette joined with Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) to create a musical using Morrisette’s impressive body […]

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Theatre Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 28, 2023 at 1:34 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

For 30 years, Mrs. Doubtfire’s lilting Scottish “Helloooo” has been a pop culture staple. (Admit it, you read it in the voice, right?) In 1993, brilliant comedic actor Robin Williams brought Mrs. Doubtfire to life instantly bringing quotable insanity to the screen and to millions who can quote many lines. (“It was a run-by fruiting!”) […]

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Theatre Review: Stages St. Louis’ Beautiful and Engaging AIDA

Posted: June 10, 2023 at 9:19 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Loosely based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name, Aida follows the story of a Nubian Princess captured and enslaved during war by an Egypt general. As they learn more about each other, the two fall in love – to perilous consequences. Tim Rice (lyrics) and Elton John (music) joined with book writers Linda […]

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Theatre Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: May 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Jesus Christ Superstar – with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is celebrating 50 years since its initial performances. The current North America tour celebrating this monumental milestone proves why this iconic show highlighting the last days of Jesus’ life has sustained its prominence as a popular musical with theater audiences. […]

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Theatre Review: TOOTSIE at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: March 22, 2023 at 4:53 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In 1982, Dustin Hoffman donned Tootsie’s iconic red sequin dress as he played protagonist Michael Dorsey. The film reached critical acclaim, including being listed on the American Film Institute’s List of 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. Continuing with a Broadway trend of movie adaptations turned into theater, (ie. Mean Girls, Waitress, Legally Blonde, […]

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