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The Fabulous Fox

by Alumni Posts on November 5, 2013

in In Saint Louis

Last night, I had the opportunity to visit one of St. Louis/ most beautiful historical landmarks—the Fabulous Fox Theater!  The Fox is an old theater located near Saint Louis University.  It opened for its first show in 1929.   Now, the Fox hosts plays, musicals, and concerts year-round.  Fontbonne sold tickets to see Beauty and the Beast for last night’s evening showing, and I was privileged to attend.

The play was well done.  Its storyline was similar to the Disney movie version, but with added details and musical numbers.  The cast sounded exactly like the Disney singers! (I was greatly impressed by this)  The show included elements that the children in the crowd enjoyed, but also had humor for adults, so it appealed to all ages.  Which was good, because there was a wide range of ages in the crowd—including some adorable little girls wearing princess dresses.  If only I was young enough to wear princess costumes out in public!

I am always awed by the architecture inside the Fox Theater.  Each room is ornate; carved ceilings, chandeliers, and antique furniture make you feel like you stepped into a past era.  Even the bathrooms are stunning (think sitting rooms with posh chairs and lounges, but with flat screen TVs so you never miss a minute of the show).  Although I have visited a few times now, I am still impressed by how gorgeous the Fox is.  And, of course, the shows are good, too!  I highly recommend visiting the Fox as soon as possible!

Here are some upcoming shows you might want to see:

Rain:  A Tribute to the Beatles    November 15-16

Straight No Chaser                          December 15

Elf the Musical                                   December 17-29

West Side Story                                 January 3-5

Have a good weekend!

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