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"Elf," the musical based on the 2003 movie of the same name, is cute the way snow is damp. It's sentimental the way an ice-covered road is slippery. It's heart-warming the way "The Little Drummer Boy" and that damn Christmas version of Pachelbel's "Canon in D" are annoying. And it's so family-friendly it made my teeth hurt.

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Sunday, 17 November 2013 19:21

I Loved it, Yeah, Yeah Yeah

Recently the Fabulous Fox Theatre was set to rocking for two performances of "Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles;" a two-hour homage to the Fab Four and dozens of the songs with which they revolutionized popular music.

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“As I always say, if it’s not ‘baroque’, don’t fix it,” says Cogsworth the clock of the neoclassical architecture of the castle in “Beauty and the Beast” the musical. It’s a play on words from an old saying that can also be applied to the classic Disney fairy tale.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:56

'Anything Goes' at the Fox is a winner

Cole Porter’s 1934 hit “Anything Goes” has undergone three major revivals, each one of which involved significant alternations in the script and score. The latest, produced for New York’s Roundabout Theatre in 2011, is the version playing the Fox right now, and it’s a winner.

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Sunday, 26 May 2013 22:02

Rockin' Out at the Fox

The Fox was a rockin' recently with three performances of the US touring production of "Rock of Ages." Rather than having anything to do with the Christian hymn of the same name, this extravaganza of 80's rock standards had the audience playing air drums and air guitars throughout the house.

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December 4th, 1956, was a very auspicious day – especially for music producer Sam Phillips.

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It’s the oldest love story in the world: boy meets horse, boy loses horse, boy gets horse back. And that old story comes to the Fox in a production of "War Horse" that is visually and aurally stunning.

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Monday, 25 February 2013 22:50

'The Book of Mormon': Missonary positions

They say the 2011 musical “The Book of Mormon” is crude and funny and, judging from the tour at The Fox Theatre right now, it certainly is. But what you hear less often is how very smart and well-constructed it is. Anybody can be a smart-ass. Being a smart-ass with a little heart is more difficult, but this show pulls it off.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 18:03

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert': thin but fun

Disco may be as dead as (if not deader than) vaudeville, but don’t try to sell that to the crowds whooping it up at “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Fox.

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Blue Man Group is known for their highly theatrical productions – part concert, part comedy, part multi-media extraveganza.

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