Aug182014

Single Tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s 14-15 U.S. Bank Broadway Shows Go On Sale Sunday, September 7!

Published by Emilee at 1:05 PM under Fox Broadway

 

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon.

Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office for the following shows: DIRTY DANCING, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, ANNIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, KINKY BOOTS, STOMP, and THE RAT PACK IS BACK. Please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing for individual shows.

Pepsi Co. will provide light refreshments to guests in line at the Box Office and souvenir gift bags will be available to adults 18 and older, one per household, while supplies last.


 

Dirty Dancing | October 21 – November 2, 2014

In DIRTY DANCING, the classic love story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! DIRTY DANCING is presented by Dance St. Louis.

Motown the Musical | November 18 – 30, 2014

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

Annie | December 2 – 7, 2014

Leapin' Lizards!  The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.  Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Kids’ Night at the Fox will be Friday, December 5.

A Christmas Carol | December 12 – 14, 2014 

When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t know that A CHRISTMAS CAROL was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time. By telling this fable illustrating the unfairness of the Industrial Revolution and the necessity for brotherhood and unselfishness, Dickens gave the world one of its most enduring Christmas stories.

A Christmas Story the Musical | December 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas; An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. This new Broadway musical is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and heartfelt by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A CHRISTMAS STORY captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. It's the Christmas present that you'll cherish all holiday long. A CHRISTMAS STORY is presented by Grand Center, Inc.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella | January 20 – February 1, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

Million Dollar Quartet | February 27 – March 1, 2015

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins along with Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. This show brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, friendships and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” and more.

The Phantom of the Opera | March 4 – 15, 2015

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to St. Louis as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award® -winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour!

Kinky Boots | March 24 – April 5, 2015

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out! “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS." – CBS News.

Stomp | April 10 – 12, 2015

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. See what all the noise is about.

The Rat Pack is Back | May 15 – 17, 2015

What happens in Vegas...all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Produced by Dick Feeney, THE RAT PACK IS BACK features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live 12-piece orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include “That’s Amore,” “My Way,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and many more.

 

2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series Shows and Specials:

(Subscription Season in Bold)

Dirty Dancing * October 21-November 2, 2014 

Motown the Musical * November 18-30, 2014

Annie * December 2-7, 2014

A Christmas Carol * December 12-14, 2014

A Christmas Story the Musical * December 16, 2014-January 4, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella * January 20-February 1, 2015

Million Dollar Quartet * February 27-March 1, 2015

The Phantom of the Opera * March 4- 15, 2015

Kinky Boots * March 24-April 5, 2015

Stomp * April 10-12, 2015

Rat Pack Is Back * May 15-17, 2015


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Jul292014

Here Comes the Sun Theater!

Published by Rachel at 12:23 PM under

Our fabulous neighbor has undergone an extensive restoration and opened its doors for the first time in nearly 40 years. The century-old Sun Theater was originally built in 1913 as a playhouse showcasing works in German, but will now feature performances by Grand Center Arts Academy students. In the future, the theater may also become available to local performing groups.

The process of restoring the Sun Theater was much like the restoration of The Fabulous Fox. The Sun Theater’s restoration process required significant cleaning, repair work, and extensive care and attention when preserving the venue’s historical details. The theater, which originally opened a century ago, was closed in 1972. It fell into disrepair. Water collected inside, trees sprouted on the roof, and some say it looked like a war zone on the inside. Thankfully The Lawrence Group, an architecture firm, bought the theater in 2010 and gave it an $11 million dollar makeover. New classrooms were also added during the restoration so that the theater can be used as a learning space as well as a performance space. For photos of the theater’s impressive restoration, head to NextSTL.

We are so thrilled that this wonderful venue has been restored to its former glory and we cannot wait to enjoy the wonderful performances from the students at Grand Center Arts Academy! 


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Jul222014

If Only These Walls Could Talk: Exploring the Backstage Murals at the Fox

Published by Jocelyn at 2:20 PM under Behind the Jeweled Curtain | Fabulous Fox Theatre

Walking backstage at The Fabulous Fox is like entering a museum. It is unlike any other theatre, filled with history and magnificent artwork. The walls are overflowing with notable signatures, notes from all past performers that have crossed our stage and creative murals that showcase past shows. There is something to look at around every corner and even on the ceilings and elevator doors. Whether it is one of the beautiful, grand Phantom of the Opera murals or signatures from the cast of  the Brady Bunch, there is so much to see!    

The tradition of the signatures started when Tony Orlando asked to sign the wall by the star’s dressing room and the rest is history. Now the walls are covered head to toe with autographs from some of the most iconic performers, including Ray Charles, Alanis Morissette, Eric Clapton, and so many more. It would take someone years to decipher all the autographs and believe us, we have tried!  

The show murals feature a one of a kind artwork done by a member of the touring company that reflects the show’s personality. They do get creative, with 3-D imagery and strategic placement, each one is truly special. Wicked created a grand, spooky mural that takes up two walls and placed in a dark corner to give you the feel of what the show is about. Dream Girls uses actual wigs on their mural and Avenue Q is strategically placed behind stairs with fuzzy orange carpet. Don’t forget to look up and around posts, because show murals like Mary Poppins features artwork on the ceilings.

If you haven’t been backstage on a tour or have never been through our doors, then we invite you to come experience the beauty of our theatre and one of St. Louis' most iconic venues. We offer tours of the whole theatre that will journey backstage, but make sure to come on a non-show day so you can catch the opportunity to go backstage to see the murals. This is a great way to experience the theatre in a new way and learn about the rich history, dating back to 1929, from one of our knowledgeable tour guides.  

Tours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information visit the tours website: fabulousfox.com/fox_theatre_tours.aspx.


Jul112014

An Ordinary Parking Lot Turns into a Peaceful Getaway

Published by Jocelyn at 10:36 AM under

If you need a relaxing spot to read a book or take an afternoon snooze, come visit the PXSTL site this week. The PXSTL site, located adjacent to our parking lot on Washington Blvd, is featuring Reflections with Paul by Paul Artspace. The space has been transformed into an oasis designed for the public to pause and reflect in an urban setting and includes hammocks, photographic and audio elements.

You can "swing" by anytime through July 13, 2014 from sunup to sunset to relax and unwind. This exhibit is free and open to the public. When you visit, be sure to tag your photos with #PXSTL or share them on the event page.

Reflections with Paul at PXSTL. Be sure to look out for other fabulous exhibits that will take over the PXSTL space and be open to the public till October 5, 2014.

Click HERE for additional information about the PXSTL project and the schedule of upcoming events.


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Jun092014

2014 Tony Awards Recap & Performances

Published by Emilee at 10:42 AM under What's Hot on Broadway

Last night, the 68th annual Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, aired on CBS and gave America a live, up-close look at the best of Broadway. There were so many fabulous moments - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder won Best Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch took home the award for Best Musical Revival, Audra McDonald made history with Tony #6, and Hugh Jackman was a charming host. We are still in awe of the incredible performances from Beautiful - The Carole King MusicalLes MisérablesAfter Midnight and more!

Here's a thorough recap of Broadway's big night from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1kKLMhW

If you missed any of the fantastic performances (or you want to watch them again, and again), check them out below:

Hop to it! Hugh Jackman's opening number:

After Midnight gets things off to an energetic start (with some help from Gladys, Patti, Fantasia & Hugh Jackman):

Do you hear the people sing? Les Misérables gave a rousing performance early on in the broadcast. Do you remember seeing this production at the Fox in the fall of 2012 before it made its way to Broadway? 

Seeing Aladdin on Broadway is definitely on our wish list - here's James Monroe Ingleheart (who won the Tony for his portrayal of Genie) and the rest of the fabulous cast of Aladdin performing "Friend Like Me":

The WICKEDLY talented, one and only, Idina Menzel performed "Always Starting Over" from If/Then:

ADRIAN! Rocky wows the crowd with a performance AND an impressive, full-contact boxing match: 

Alan Cumming, reprising his Tony-winning role of the Kit Kat Klub M.C., performs with the cast of Roundabout Theatre's Cabaret:

The cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder killed it (pun intended) with their performance of "I've Decided to Marry You": 

Tony Award-winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall perform "Sugar Daddy" with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Let Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Violet Raise You Up with their stunning performance:

Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber perform "For Good" in honor of Wicked's 10th Anniversary. Who saw Christine Dwyer as Elphaba when Wicked visited the Fox in 2012?

Carole King introduces the live performance from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and joins in with Jessie Mueller (who won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical) for one of our favorite performances of the night:

Bullets Over Broadway wows the crowd with their performance of "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do" and an incredibly impressive tap number: 

Sting performs a number from his upcoming musical, The Last Ship:

Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Finding Neverland perform "Never Neverland":

In one of the most delightful and unexpected moments of the night, Hugh "Biggie Tap Shoes" Jackman is joined on stage by LL Cool J and T.I. for a fun new take on The Music Man:

The night's winners joined Hugh on stage for the closing number: 

What was YOUR favorite performance of the night?


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