Fox lineup brings myriad musicals


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The Fabulous Fox Theatre, located close to campus, is a great spot to experience some theater. This season at the Fox combines tradition and new theater.

Coming up first is “Dirty Dancing,” which will be playing from Oct. 21 – Nov. 2. Fans of the film and dance will have the time of their lives.
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In the same vein as “Dirty Dancing,” the Tony-nominated “Motown: The Musical” will be playing at the Fox, Nov. 18-30. This Broadway hit has more than 60 songs featured in the performance, including Motown favorites like “ABC,” “Do You Love Me?,” “Please Mr. Postman” and more.

Courtesy of Matthew Murphy
Courtesy of Matthew Murphy

Shortly following “Motown’s” stint, “Annie” comes through the Fox, from Dec. 2-7. Just in time for the holidays, watch the professionals take a crack at the famous story of that scrappy little redheaded orphan.
Courtesy of Matthew Murphy
Courtesy of Matthew Murphy

If you need more holiday cheer, you’re in luck. “A Christmas Story,” a musical based on Ralphie Parker’s coming of age story, will be at the Fox from Dec. 16 – Jan. 4.

Starting out the new semester will be “Cinderella,” but don’t expect the songs you grew up with on your Disney VHS. This is Roger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a decidedly more grown-up and classic take on the fairy tale. “Cinderella” will surely make for an enchanting evening when it is at the Fox from Jan. 20 – Feb. 1.

For one weekend, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, “Million Dollar Quartet” is back in town. “Quartet” tells the story of Sam and Sun Records and features stunningly accurate portrayals of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Lewis Perkins.

The Fox Theatre is the perfect home to The Phantom of the Opera, which runs from Mar. 4-15. This blockbuster musical is truly a must-see, and is the longest-running show on Broadway for a reason.
The last musical of the season is the new Tony Award winner “Kinky Boots.” It is a fun and flashy musical to wrap up the season. You can check out what all the rave for “Kinky Boots” is about from Mar. 24 – Apr. 5.

The Fox is bringing an eclectic showcase of productions to Midtown St. Louis, ranging from Broadway classics such as “Annie” and “Phantom,” to some newer productions like “Kinky Boots.”
Many of the productions will have student discount pricing, and with a location so close, great theater can be easily seen.

The Fox also hosts numerous one-time performances from various musical groups. Upcoming concerts include The Piano Guys on Oct. 18, Joe Bonamassa on Nov. 15 and Straight No Chaser on Dec. 11. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.