The musical version of the beloved 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," running at the Fox Theatre through January 4, 2015, features all the highlights of the film, which quickly established itself as a holiday favorite. As such, it's a rollicking, song-filled ride that leads to the perfect Christmas morning in the eyes of a wonderfully average American boy, circa 1940.
It hardly seems possible that it has been almost nine years since I first saw "The Lion King" at The Fox. The show seems as fresh and lively as it did back then, and the current tour, which has been running continuously for ten years, is rock solid.
There were a select few wise enough to leave shopping behind last weekend and transport to a place where a farm girl from Kansas can carry a dog in basket, link arms with a lion, tinman, and scarecrow and skip down a yellow brick road – all while sporting a flashy pair of ruby heels.