Tag: musical

Disney’s THE LION KING Roars at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis (Review)

Posted: June 7, 2022 at 9:09 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It goes without saying, The Lion King is a fantastic musical. Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, the Broadway show opened in 1997 and won six Tony Awards, including: Best Musical, Direction (Julie Taymor), Choreography, Scenic Design, Costume Design, and Lighting Design. It holds the record for the 3rd longest-running show in Broadway history, […]

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Theatre Review: New Line Opens 30th Season With THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Posted: October 7, 2021 at 1:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Write what you know.” That’s a quote attributed to Mark Twain, and also advice author Thomas Weaver – one of two main characters in The Story of My Life – keeps telling himself. It sounds easy enough… and logical. But isn’t it true that what we know changes over time? Not just the facts we […]

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Movie Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera

Posted: June 11, 2021 at 7:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

The movie event of the summer, In the Heights, finally sees a release theatrically as well as a same-day premiere exclusively on HBO Max. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and adapted from the musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes and the mastermind behind the Broadway hit Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights is a love letter […]

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Theatre Review: THE BAND’S VISIT Is a Memorable One – Playing Fabulous Fox Through March 8

Posted: February 28, 2020 at 10:57 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” This is how the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical The Band’s Visit opens. From the very first line – not even spoken, but projected above the stage – the audience is laughing, and […]

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Theatre Review: JERSEY BOYS at The Fabulous Fox – Oh, What a Night!

Posted: February 3, 2020 at 11:57 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Some of the most fun musicals out there are jukebox musicals. You go to hear music that you love – while being entertained by a fun story that pieces all of the songs together. What I adore about Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is that the musical lets the […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Footloose’ at The Muny Makes Us Want to Dance

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose is a musical that captures the fun spirit of the source material – while continuing to tackle subjects that are just as relevant today as they were back then. Directed by two time Tony award-winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten! and Peter and the Starcatcher), the show deals […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ Rolls a 7 As It Opens Muny’s 101st Season

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   Local

St. Louis could not have asked for a more beautiful evening than what we received for the opening of The Muny’s 101st season. For Guys and Dolls, the audience got their first look at the beautiful new stage that was built over the past nine months. The sound was clear, the lighting wonderful (designed by […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Come From Away’ at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 9:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Sometimes for significant moments in your life, you remember the events and people that surrounded them more than the actual moment. That’s the essential idea behind the new musical, Come From Away, which tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes headed to the US were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Avenue Q’ is All Laughs With No Strings Attached

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 11:31 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

For the first time since the national tour in 2010, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q is back in St. Louis – and better than ever! Playing now at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza through March 3, this is one of the funniest shows you can see at the theater. And although it is mostly […]

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Review: CHICAGO Brings Dance, Liquor and “All That Jazz” to The Muny in St. Louis

Posted: June 26, 2012 at 6:00 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

When I saw the movie adaptation “Chicago” almost a decade ago, I knew absolutely nothing about it the story, the music, the dancing, anything.  And I was completely astounded.  It quickly became one of my favorite films of all time.  I loved the music.  I loved the dancing.  I loved the actors in the roles. […]

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