May042014

Top 5 Reasons to see Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration feat. Warren Haynes at the Fox

Published by Emilee at 12:28 PM under Fox Concerts

The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 22. This ground-breaking orchestral program features Garcia’s original compositions, as well as classic interpretations of his timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Collaborating with a 40+ piece Symphony, renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes lends his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.

There are lots of reasons to look forward to this unique show at the Fox, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top five:

5. Your ticket to the perfect night out. Looking for a special date or a fun night out with friends? This show definitely fits the bill. If you’re a devoted Deadhead this is a can’t-miss event, but you don’t have to be a hardcore fan to appreciate this show. The Fox stage has seen some incredible talent in the last 30+ years, but rarely do you get to see a 40 piece symphony rocking out to the Grateful Dead with a living legend.

4. The Grateful Dead + the Symphony = the perfect cultural mashup. Some things just go better together. This show blends the sophistication of the symphony and the eclectic sound of the Grateful Dead together in perfect harmony. Bonus: it’s the perfect occasion to sport that tie dye tuxedo.

3. Warren Haynes. He’s been a member of Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Dead. He’s performed or cut tunes with Phil Lesch & Friends James Hetfield, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock and his longtime hero BB King. With a resume like that, it’s no surprise that Rolling Stone named him one of the top 25 guitarists of all time. And speaking of guitars…

2. WOLF. Haynes’ co-star on this tour is Jerry Garcia’s legendary guitar, Wolf, which he played for twenty years. Made from purpleheart and curly maple with an ebony fingerboard and twenty-four frets, Wolf was custom made for Garcia by Doug Irwin. Originally commissioned for $1,500, Wolf is currently valued at $1.4 million. If there’s anything better than Warren Haynes playing the Grateful Dead, it’s hearing their songs played with Garcia’s own guitar.

1. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience. Hear the iconic, timeless music of the Grateful Dead in a brand new way. No two evenings are the same with this show. “The power that a symphony offers will bring these songs to places they have never been before,” said Haynes in an interview with the Boston Globe. “And these songs have been to a lot of places.”

 

What: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes

When: Thursday, May 22 at 8:00pm

Tickets: MetroTix.com, 314-534-1111 & at the Fox Theatre Box Office


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Apr192014

Presenting the Fox Theatre's Fabulous 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series!

Published by Kristin at 12:05 AM under Fox Broadway

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is proud to present our 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring the smash hit Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Of the six season ticket package shows, four of them will make their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. Fox Theatre audiences can look forward to the unforgettable songs and sensual dancing featured in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage; the American dream story behind the hits in Motown The Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera; the enchanting revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; and the hilarious stage production of A Christmas Story.

Read on for some thoughts on each show from Kristen Caskey, President of Fox Theatricals!

 

We have a tremendous offering of shows this year. And I can finally tell you about them!

 

Dirty Dancing | October 21 – November 2, 2014

We launch our season with Dirty Dancing which is commencing its North American tour. I saw this production in London where it was a major hit, and the entire audience danced in the aisles by the end (yes, me too). All of your favorite cinematic moments are brought to theatrical life and supported by that unforgettable score. If you remember the first time you saw Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing promises the same joy, nostalgia and fun.


Motown The Musical | November 18 – 30, 2014

Motown arrives for our Thanksgiving festivities- and I do think we'll be giving thanks for this show. An audience favorite since its first Broadway performance, Motown the Musical is jam packed with your favorite hits from that era. The show centers on the story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy and traces his meteoric rise from aspiring songwriter to music mogul. With a dynamic story and memorable score, it's no wonder audiences are flocking to see Motown.

 

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

The Christmas season will certainly be merrier as we usher in A Christmas Story the Musical. Not only did I love revisiting this beloved story, but I was reminded how much it captures the Midwest- and specifically, our unparalleled Midwestern winters! A Christmas Story has the distinct honor of being a holiday musical that was not only critically acclaimed, but also nominated for the Tony Award for Best New Musical and Score. A perfect holiday show for the family...

 

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

Let the winter be brighter with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic musical continues to dazzle Broadway audiences and has been gloriously reinvented by some of Broadway's greatest talents. It's the story and music you love- with a witty update by the award winning writer Douglas Carter Beane that features some of the most gorgeous costumes you've ever seen.

 

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

There are a short list of musicals that fall on everyone's "favorite" list. Certainly, The Phantom of the Opera is one of them. We are thrilled to welcome back Phantom to the Fox in a critically hailed and powerfully re-imagined production that promises to be an evening to remember. Simply put, you don't want to miss it.

 

Kinky Boots | March 24 – April 5, 2015

Finally, we close our season with the smash hit and 2013 Tony Award winner for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots. For those of you who inquired when Kinky Boots was coming to the Fox, it's here! We take special pride in this show as Fox is part of the producing team through our relationship with the Independent Presenters Network. Kinky Boots has an uplifting story with a powerful message and features a remarkable (and Tony Award winning) score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Come find out why this show is raking in the awards and breaking box office records.

There’s so much to enjoy in our 2014-2015 season. We are thrilled to share it with you and look forward to seeing you at The Fabulous Fox!

 

Series Specials 

Five specials for the 2014-2015 Season will be offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates. The enduring classic, Annie, returns to the Fox December 2-7. The Fox welcomes A Christmas Carol to its stage for the 26th time December 12-14. Million Dollar Quartet will rock the Fox stage February 27-March 1. Back by popular demand, Stomp returns April 10-12. The boys are back! The Rat Pack Is Back! visits the Fox stage May 15-17. 

New six-show season ticket packages will go on sale June 1st. Current U.S. Bank Broadway season subscribers will receive their renewal information beginning the week of April 21. Dance St. Louis subscribers will also receive information about priority ticket purchase for Dirty Dancing and Stomp. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. For more information, please 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. 

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

 (Subscription Season in Bold)

Dirty Dancing * October 21-November 2, 2014

Motown * November 18-30, 2014

Annie * December 2-7, 2014

A Christmas Carol * December 12-14, 2014

A Christmas Story * 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

The Rat Pack is Back! * May 15-17, 2015


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Apr112014

Fabulous ONCE Giveaways!

Published by Emilee at 4:11 PM under Contests | Fox Broadway

Attention Once fans! In celebration of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 20th Anniversary and their recent release of Once on Blu-Ray DVD, you can win all kinds of FABULOUS prizes! Read on to find out what you can win and how to enter!

WIN A FABULOUS GETAWAY

Enter to win a “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” trip to Ireland!

Prize includes roundtrip airfare for two (2) to Dublin and five (5) nights of accommodations, plus more! Visit FoxSearchlight20th.com/Once for entry and details.

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company © Joan Marcus

SEE ONCE…TWICE!

Comment below with your favorite song from Once for your chance to win a copy of the Academy Award®-winning film on Blu-Ray DVD! One lucky winner will also receive a four-pack of tickets to see Once at the Fox on Sunday, April 20th at 1pm. 19 DVD winners and 1 grand prize winner will be chosen at random and notified Thursday, April 17th at 5pm.

Don’t miss Once the musical on stage at the Fox now through April 20th! Tickets are available through MetroTix.

 

Comment below with your favorite song from Once for your chance to win 4 tickets to see the show live at the Fox on Sunday, April 20th AND a copy of the film on Blu-Ray DVD!


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Apr022014

St. Louis Teen Talent Competition is this Friday, April 4th at the Fox!

Published by Emilee at 3:58 PM under

Hosted by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The St. Louis Teen Talent Competition returns to the Fox Theatre this Friday, April 4th! To join in the year-long celebration of St. Louis’ 250th Anniversary, this year’s Teen Talent Competition theme is inspired by the iconic W. C. Handy song “St. Louis Blues.” In honor of the theme, the 8pm show will kick off with a birthday cake and a musical number featuring the Fox Tellerettes. This family event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are required and available now at no charge at The Fox box office and through Metrotix.

Phyllis Smith, St. Louis native and star of NBC’s “The Office” will return as one of the event’s judges! She will be joined by Shelby Ringdahl, Miss Missouri 2013; David Halen, Concertmaster with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Ken Page, native St. Louisan and Broadway performer; Carl Nappa, Independent Producer, Engineer and Executive Director of Technology & Sound Engineering at Nelly’s ex’treme Institute in St. Louis; and Mike Isaacson, Executive Producer of the Muny and Producer with Fox Theatricals in New York.

2014 Teen Talent Act, the Underground Tappers (Photo courtesy Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation)

St. Louis native Tony Parise, Broadway actor, director and choreographer is writing the script and directing the finals. He will be working with choreographer Yvonne Meyer Hare (also a St. Louis native) to prepare the final acts to compete in front of a live audience at The Fox. Finalists include tap, hip hop and contemporary dancers; classical and contemporary musicians; rappers and singers; and a hula-hooper.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate the incredible talent of St. Louis’s teens this Friday, April 4 at 8pm!


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Mar252014

A Drink Fit For Royalty: Recipe for the "Killer Queen" Cocktail

Published by Emilee at 12:53 PM under Fox Broadway

She's a killer queen

Gun powder, gelatine

Dynamite with a laser beam

'N'guaranteed to blow your mind anytime

-“Killer Queen” by Freddie Mercury


Featuring over 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, performed by a stellar cast and phenomenal band, We Will Rock You has taken the Fox Theatre stage by storm. This outrageously fun show has had audiences on their feet every night and has had our resident mixologists getting creative behind the bar.

Inspired by the dominatrix dictator in We Will Rock You, the Killer Queen Cocktail is equal parts glamour and spice. Dressed to kill with a royal ruby hue and a dusting of gold, this dynamite drink is guaranteed to blow your mind!

This deliciously twisted recipe comes from the brilliant minds of Fox Club bartenders Kelly Paarlberg and Erin Francis. Cheers!

Killer Queen Cocktail

Ingredients (makes one cocktail):

2 oz. Goldschläger

1 oz. Apple Pucker

1 oz. Strawberry Margarita Mix (suggested brand: Jose Cuervo)

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with edible gold dust. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Isn’t it good to be queen?

Don't miss We Will Rock You at the Fox Theatre - on stage now through March 30th!


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