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‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 9. Interview with The Phantom, Quentin Oliver Lee

Posted: May 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater

Cameron Mackintosh (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) presents a new production of The Phantom of the Opera, making its way to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis May 9-20. Phantom opened in New York in January of 1988, and is currently the longest-running show in Broadway history – with over 12,500 performances. Audiences will have a […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Hamilton’ at the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis (April 3 – 22)

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

My first exposure to Hamilton – or at least what would eventually become the phenomenon – was in 2009, when Lin-Manuel Miranda performed at the White House Poetry Jam. At the time, Miranda was working on a hip-hop concept album called The Hamilton Mixtape, inspired by the biography Ron Chernow wrote in 2004. I was completely blown away […]

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Theatre Review: CHICAGO “Razzle-Dazzles” The Fabulous Fox (March 2-4)

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 9:44 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Chicago premiered on Broadway in 1975, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb – the duo behind Cabaret. The musical is an adaptation of a 1926 play of the same name, based on actual events surrounding two women accused of murder. The alleged femme fatales would become the basis for Roxy Hart and Velma […]

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Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Fabulous Fox (Feb. 2 – 4)

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 9:03 am   /   Live Theater

The Sound of Music opened on Broadway in 1959, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, it was the last musical written by the famous duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein. After winning five Tony Awards, it was adapted into one of the greatest movie musicals of all time […]

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Review: ‘School of Rock’ Musical Lives Up To Its Name at Fabulous Fox

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 9:14 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

It has been several years since I’ve seen the 2003 comedy School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black. But I do remember the film being quite funny, and how entertaining it was seeing Black’s character teaching a bunch of private school kids how to rock. So I expected a fun show […]

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Review: Musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Tells Story of Gloria Estefan (thru Nov. 19)

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Emilio and Gloria Estefan have won a combined 26 Grammys over their illustrious careers. On Your Feet! is a new musical (it opened on Broadway Nov. 2015) which tells the story of how the two got there. In similar fashion to some of my favorite musicals, like Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys, the show aims to tell the story […]

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Review: ‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage’ at the Fabulous Fox (May 12-14)

Posted: May 13, 2017 at 7:59 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Fans of the Dirty Dancing film will love the musical that will be at the Fox for this weekend only. The show may have hit a couple sour notes on opening night, but overall, it was a fun, energetic homage to the hit film. Playing the role of Johnny Castle was Christopher Tierney. Taking over a […]

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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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‘Something Rotten!’ Plays Fabulous Fox Feb 7-19! Interview With Leah Hofmann, St. Louis Native

Posted: February 2, 2017 at 10:02 am   /   Interviews, Live Theater, St. Louis Events

The Tony Award-winning musical Something Rotten! is heading to the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 7 – 19! The musical comedy is set in the late 1500s, where the two Bottom Brothers (Nick and Nigel) are competing to create the next great play against none other than William Shakespeare. We had the pleasure of speaking with […]

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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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