What's Hot On Broadway: Fun Home

Broadway’s newest hit has strong St. Louis ties. With 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical, FUN HOME is a heartfelt coming of age tale told through the eyes of the main character, Alison, during three different stages of her life. As her younger self grows, she reflects on her memories of her rather unique and dysfunctional family. It is her family life that gives every audience member a chance to really connect with Alison. We see her struggle with finding out who she really is and watch her overcome the life lessons we have all have to learn. One of the lead producers of the musical is Fox Theatricals president Kristin Caskey. Caskey was inspired by the story which is based on a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel, and helped bring the cartoon graphics to life. 

The story concerns the father-daughter relationship between Alison Bechdel and her father Bruce Bechdel. FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways.

The Off-Broadway musical has now made it to Broadway where its story will continue to shine and hopefully claim the title of Best Musical.

Check out this clip of FUN HOME's journey to Broadway.


Don't Miss Driving Miss Daisy at a Theatre Near You!

Published by Sara at 9:27 AM under Contests

Update: This contest has ended. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of those who participated!


Fathom Events and Broadway Near You are thrilled to bring the beloved classic, DRIVING MISS DAISY to cinemas nationwide on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Shot during the play’s Australian tour, Driving Miss Daisy, offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two iconic Broadway and Hollywood veterans in one of the most enduring and popular stage plays of our time. The production also stars four time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines.

DRIVING MISS DAISY, written in 1987, tells the touching story of the relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her compassionate African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.

Don’t miss your chance to see this theatre classic on the big screen in St. Louis! 

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the movie on-screen, comment below and tell us the name of the playwright who composed DRIVING MISS DAISY


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Contest: Journey Into the Woods

Published by Sara at 10:45 AM under Contests

Wish no more! Take home INTO THE WOODS today! Journey into the woods with a copy of the classic musical by Stephen Sondheim. INTO THE WOODS is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

From the director of Chicago and the producer of Wicked comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Meryl Streep stars in this epic musical saga about daring to venture Into The Woods. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!

The Fabulous Fox invites you to enter for your chance to win an INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray™ Combo Pack! Runners up will receive the movie soundtrack or a movie poster! Now Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.

 For a chance to win a copy of Disney Home Entertainment’s INTO THE WOODS comment below and tell us your favorite fairy tale!

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Getting to know finalists of the 2015 Teen Talent Competition

Published by Sara at 12:23 PM under Five Fabulous Questions | Fox Concerts

The St. Louis Teen Talent Competition is back! This local competition engages the young and emerging talent in St. Louis’ performing arts community to compete for college scholarships, prizes, special awards, and public appearance opportunities. The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation showcases these talented teens as they perform their way through three rounds of competition. Over 90 students brought their skills in vocal performance, musical instruments, dance, and even acrobatics to the first rounds and now only 13 acts remain. We met up with three of the finalists and asked them questions about their final performance:

 Janna Schmid comes to the Fox stage from Eureka High School. She sang and danced her way to the finals to showcase her talents in musical theatre.

Nathaniel and Jerome Eulentrop bring some “Sibling Rivalry” to the competition. They are violinists from the Eagles Landing Academy/Homeschool.

Rachel Antoinette Morgan is a pianist from Hazelwood Central High School. She brings her talent and classical style to the Fox for the final round.

What makes your act unique?

 Janna Schmid (Singing/Musical Theater) - I can use dance, singing, and acting to tell the story of "the perfect double act". I get to play a character on stage who is desperate need of a partner to perform the act with her. The number is packed with story, comedy, and dance along with some fun "belty" notes.

Nathaniel and Jerome Eulentrop Jr. (Violin Duo) - Our act is a mash up of classical musicianship and popular showmanship.  We are really able to have a lot of fun with it as we play off each other in a dueling fashion, as well as, incorporate parts of the wildly popular fiddle tune Orange Blossom and the theme from Mission Impossible.

Rachel Antoinette Morgan (Pianist) – I am the only one playing classical piano in the whole competition. I'm a solo musician that is playing a piece written almost 200 years ago, unlike my other competitors.

How are you preparing for finals? Are you doing anything differently from your usual practices? 

Janna Schmid (Singing/Musical Theater) – I have been practicing every day and getting as comfortable as possible with my choreography. I also have to stretch a lot for flexibility and I've been biking a little to increase stamina---the number has me out of breath by the end of it! 

Nathaniel and Jerome Eulentrop Jr. (Violin Duo) The Fox Theater stage is huge. Our act requires quite a bit of room and we've moved our practicing from our living room out into our driveway.  We have also changed some details to make the story as clear for the audience as possible.  We have come to realize that every detail in the act - from each note, to every move - needs to be planned in advance.

Rachel Antoinette Morgan (Pianist) - For this competition, I am practicing my competition piece even more than usual, while incorporating the advice given to me by the judges. They are trying to get me out of my comfort zone, so that takes a lot of practice.

Why did you want to be a part of this event and what will performing on the Fox stage mean to you?

 Janna Schmid (Singing/Musical Theater) -  I wanted to try the Teen Talent Competition this year because a number of my friends had made it to the finals in the past and had amazing experiences, and I wanted to work for that opportunity! Performing at the Fox is an AMAZING opportunity! I am hugely into theatre and seeing all the amazing shows that come through and perform there gives me inspiration to want to be up there performing, and now it's my chance! I know I am going to be pretty nervous, but I can't wait to perform on the stage where so many stars have played. I just want to go up there and have fun and just be the performer that I have trained for years to be, and to do what I love! 

Nathaniel and Jerome Eulentrop Jr. (Violin Duo) – The funny thing is that although we weren’t too sure about participating, our teacher, Jessica Platt, really pushed us to do it. Some of the things in life that are most worth it are the things you didn't want to do in the first place and if you just get out there and do it, good things happen. It is going to be a great privilege to play on the same stage that many of the greatest performers in the world have played. The venue is so rich with history and is over-the-top gorgeous, we hope we can soak in the experience, relax and have fun.   Before the first round, the possibility of playing at the Fabulous Fox seemed like such a distant dream, but with God all things are possible and we give Him Glory and look forward to contributing to a great show.

Rachel Antoinette Morgan (Pianist) – I thought it would be a great idea to be a part of this competition because I thought that it would be awesome to play on the Fox stage. I never thought I would get this far, but I am so glad I did! Performing on the Fox stage means standing and performing in the same spots as so many wonderful, groundbreaking musicians stood before me. For the rest of my career, that kind of inspiration will drive me to be as great as the people that played on that stage before me. The Fox Theatre will be one of the most prestigious venues that I have ever played in, and that will be a memory that I will always be able to look back at as I progress to bigger and better things in the rest of my life. The Fox is a big step!

You can come and support these talented teens and the rest of the finalists for FREE on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Get your tickets now! 




The Fabulous Fox Theatre Announces the Incredible 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series!

Published by Sara at 11:30 AM under

The best of Broadway is headed to St. Louis in the 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox! This season features six fabulous productions, with five of them will making their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. We can’t wait to share with you the heartwarming and head-spinning world of MATILDA THE MUSICAL; the unforgettable songs and sensational dancing featured in NEWSIES; the beloved songs from BEAUTIFUL; the deeply moving story in IF/THEN; the soulful music introduced in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and the stirring new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

The season opens in October with MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End and we can’t wait to see this Tony Award®-winner open on the Fabulous Fox stage October 21-November 1!

Discover the Magic of MATILDA THE MUSICAL

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines.  Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.  Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. Seize the day with NEWSIES, coming to the Fabulous Fox January 19-31.

The cast of Disney's NEWSIES perform "King of New York"

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.  But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. 

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award®-nominee and Academy Award®-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. Don’t miss BEAUTIFUL at the Fabulous Fox February 23-March 6.

Carole King performs with the Cast of BEAUTIFUL live on stage!

IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow.  With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led. Take a chance on IF/THEN at the Fabulous Fox March 15-27.

Explore the Sights and Sounds of IF/THEN

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. Experience this incredible show at the Fabulous Fox April 5-17.

Setting the Romance to Music: Composer Jason Robert Brown on the music of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

The hills are alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O’Brien, is coming to the Fox.  The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

“We plan to look more closely at this remarkable work – to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theater,” says three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien. Audiences in St. Louis will be among the first to see this all new production!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammersein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse as suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music LIVE!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people.   2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The hills will be alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Fabulous Fox April 26-May 8.

Celebrate the return of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 

Series Specials

Season Ticket Subscribers can choose to add highly-anticipated engagements of seven favorites. These specials will be offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates.

The ultimate feel-good show, MAMMA MIA!, returns to the Fox November 6-8. The Fox celebrates the holiday season with Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS November 17-22 and CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE December 4-6. Back by popular demand, WICKED returns to the Fabulous Fox for a four-week engagement December 9-January 3.  Dance St. Louis will present the international Irish dance phenomenon RIVERDANCE at the Fabulous Fox February 12-14 on its 20th anniversary world tour. Fox audiences will be enchanted when Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST appears at the Fox March 11-13. JERSEY BOYS will make its way back to the Fabulous Fox May 18-22, presented by Ballet St. Louis.

New six-show season ticket packages will go on sale May 31. Current U.S. Bank Broadway season subscribers will receive their renewal information beginning the week of April 27.   Dance St. Louis subscribers will receive information about priority ticket purchase for RIVERDANCE and Ballet St. Louis patrons will receive information about priority tickets for JERSEY BOYS in August. 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. Visit FabulousFox.com for more information.

2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series and Specials

MATILDA the Musical * October 21-November 1, 2015

MAMMA MIA! * November 6-8, 2015

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS * November 17-22, 2015

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE * December 4-6, 2015

WICKED * December 9, 2015-January 3, 2016

Disney’s NEWSIES * January 19-January 31, 2016

RIVERDANCE – 20th Anniversary World Tour * February 12-14, 2016

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical * February 23-March 6, 2016

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST * March 11-13, 2016

IF/THEN * March 15-27, 2016


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC * April 26-May 8, 2016

JERSEY BOYS * May 18-22, 2016

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