TONY AWARD-WINNING HITS “THE BOOK OF MORMON,” “WAR HORSE,” AND “ANYTHING GOES” HEADLINE THE 7-SHOW 2012-2013 U.S. BANK BROADWAY SERIES AT THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE!
In 1982, the Fabulous Fox underwent a major restoration that resulted in the glorious theatre it is today. It was the passion and endeavors of committed individuals, namely Bob Baudendistel, Mary Strauss and Leon Strauss, who realized the dream of restoring the Fox to its original splendor.
During these past 30 years, it’s been the support of people like you- our patrons, our subscribers, our sponsors- that’s allowed us to grow to where we are today. All of us at The Fox are thrilled to celebrate 30 Years of Broadway in St. Louis and grateful for the continued faith all these years.
While I have worked at Fox for over 15 years, this is my first year programming the Broadway series, and it’s been quite a joy putting together this season. In addition to the grandeur of this majestic theatre, what has always impressed me when I see our shows is how our audiences embrace such a wide range of diverse and entertaining productions. This upcoming season honors that tradition.
Les Miserables - October 16-28, 2012
I’m sure many of us can remember the first time we saw Les Miserables. My parents were subscribers at what was then The Shubert Theatre in Chicago and this musical changed my life. Unlike every little girl my age, I wasn’t obsessed with Eponine. It was watching my father cry when Jean Valjean sang “Bring Him Home” that did me in. This international sensation is the third longest running musical in Broadway history and THE longest running show in the world. “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own” and, of course, “Bring Him Home” are just a few of the songs that have become Broadway standards. To commemorate the show’s 25th Anniversary, this completely re-imagined production looks at Les Miserables in a whole new light, promising to move you in ways you would expect and dazzle you in ways you can’t imagine. We invite you and your family to be enthralled once again by this sweeping masterpiece.
Blue Man Group, November 20-December 2, 2012
In 1991, a very unlikely Off-Broadway show became a smash sensation. It was truly a “You have to see it to believe it” moment. A show with three men dressed in blue who never spoke a word. They performed amazing feats on drums and comedic bits with marshmallows and toilet paper. A combination of rock concert, performance art, and theater, Blue Man Group puts on an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The show has become its own unique brand of entertainment, with major productions in nine countries and tours all over the world. Blue Man Group has taken the best moments from all their previous shows and launched their first National Tour. The show is wowing audiences across the country and we are very excited to bring them to St. Louis.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, January 29-February 10, 2013
Traveling by bus from across the world comes the story of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Based on the popular film of the same name, this musical is the colorful and dazzling story of 3 struggling drag performers journeying through Australia to make a gig at a far-away and isolated resort. Filled with the universal themes of being true to oneself and recognizing the love of family and friends, this joyful musical will make you laugh, dance and cry. Plus, it features songs from the likes of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Donna Summer and the most outrageous, imaginative, eye-popping costumes you've ever seen. Priscilla Queen of the Desert promises to move you as much as it entertains you.
The Book of Mormon February 19 – March 3
Last year’s Tony Award winner for Best Musical, and the hottest ticket in New York City right now, is coming to St. Louis. The Book of Mormon is the brain child of the Emmy-Award winning creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and the Tony award winning co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. This hysterical, exhilarating and surprisingly touching musical took Broadway by storm, winning 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. “60 Minutes” did an in-depth piece on The Book of Mormon. If you’d like further insight into the show and its creators, it’s a great piece to watch. The Book of Mormon promises to be an unforgettable evening in the theater.
War Horse, March 13-24, 2013
All of us at the Fox are very proud of the relationships we share with this city’s arts community. We’ve enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and we’re honored to continue that tradition next season with the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Play War Horse. From the National Theatre in London to Lincoln Center Theatre in New York, War Horse has astounded audiences and critics with its dramatic and imaginative telling of the amazing journey of a boy and his horse through World War I. Steve Woolf, artistic director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis says, “What makes this production particularly remarkable is the ingenious puppetry created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who in fact won a special Tony Award this past year for their work on War Horse.” He’s right. To see the work of these puppeteers takes your breath away.
Million Dollar Quartet, April 23-May 5, 2013
Next, we’re going to shake things up a bit with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins and a certain night in 1956, when history was made. These four icons gathered at Sun Records studio with producer Sam Philips for the first and only time. What transpired is a story of legend - one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet is the Broadway hit that imagines this night with all its splendor and drama. This terrific show features a score of hits that includes "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?" and more. I promise you that you’ll want to dance along in the aisles.
Anything Goes, May 28-June 9, 2013
We are honored to again partner with Dance St. Louis on the 2011 Tony Award winner for both Best Choreography and Best Revival of a Musical, Anything Goes. And anything does go when the S.S. American heads out to sea with two unlikely pairs setting off on the course to true love. This rollicking revival proves that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. The lush score includes such Cole Porter classics as “I Get a Kick out of You,” “De-Lovely,” and “You’re the Top.” Julie Kruempel of Dance St. Louis remarked, “What makes this production of Anything Goes so special is the splendid choreography of Tony Award-Winner Kathleen Marshall. This first class production exemplifies why Anything Goes is one of our beloved musical theatre classics.”
Three specials for the 2012-2013 season will be offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates. After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in three previous engagements, Wicked will defy gravity once again at the Fox from December 12th, 2012-January 6th, 2013. The international percussion sensation Stomp returns to the Fox for a limited engagement on January 11th-13th, 2013 presented by Dance St. Louis. Finally, Rock Of Ages will return by popular demand from May 24-26, 2013.
Disney’s The Lion King, one of the Fox Theatre’s 2011-2012 off series specials, plays the Fox August 15-September 2, 2012 and will also be available as a Swap One show for 2012-2013 U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers. Single tickets for The Lion King will go on sale April 14.
Current U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers will receive their renewal information in April with new subscriptions going on sale in late May. Dance St. Louis and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis subscribers will also receive information from those organizations about priority purchase of each organization’s sponsored shows. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. For more information, call the Fox Subscription office at 314-535-1700. Groups of 15 or more should call 314-535-2900 for special rates and reservations. The Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is presented by U.S. Bank.
We thank you again for your continued support of The Fabulous Fox and look forward to celebrating our 30th Anniversary season with you!