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Friday, October 6, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The label “guilty pleasure” gets thrown around an awful lot and is supposed to be reserved for things you enjoy, but know deep in your heart of hearts is terrible. But what happens when that “guilty pleasure” is wrapped around something that is genuinely and legitimately fan... [More]

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Motown The Musical” is an ambitious and mostly effective production; however, it ultimately falls victim to the rarest of problems, simultaneously delivering too much and not enough. On paper, this show is a slam dunk — just feature the songs of arguably the most influential... [More]

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

One of the more daring productions to hit the stage of the Fox Theatre in a while is the Roundabout Theatre Company’s touring production of “Cabaret.” Now, sure, this stark and overtly sexual version of the show has been around for nearly 25 years (and the original 25 years before... [More]

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Friday, February 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes it’s just fun to have a celebration of things you love. The musical “Something Rotten!,” playing now through Feb. 19, at the Fox Theatre, is an unabashed party thrown in the honor of musicals and William Shakespeare. That may seem like an odd combination at first, but wh... [More]

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The movie “An American in Paris” was essentially a star vehicle and provided an excuse to have Gene Kelly, at the peak of his career, sing and dance his way across a Technicolor Parisian backdrop. There certainly wasn’t anything wrong with this, as, with the help of a handful of G... [More]

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Friday, December 9, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

I have often taken issue with movies being adapted into musicals for the stage. At best, the efforts are forced and, at worst, they are shameless money grabs. But then along comes an exception to my rule. The delightful “Finding Neverland,” now playing through Dec. 18, at the Fox Theatr... [More]

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Friday, September 16, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

We’re all entitled to some occasional, light-hearted, murderous fun from time to time. And there’s no better way to harmlessly indulge in a high body count than the thoroughly enjoyable “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder," playing now through Sept. 25, at the Fox Theat... [More]

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Friday, April 29, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

“The Sound of Music” has been done. It has been iconic and sealed into our imaginations ever since Julie Andrews went twirling around in that Alpine field of flowers. The point is it’s pretty hard to screw up a production of the show as long as all of the notes are hit and lines ar... [More]

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Friday, April 8, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Musicals are tricky creatures and not every story lends itself well to the medium. So, just because you can turn a story into a musical, doesn’t mean you should. “The Bridges of Madison County,” which is playing at the Fox Theatre now through April 17, is one such example of a sto... [More]

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Friday, March 25, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

We all have made choices in our lives that have left us wondering how things might have been different if we had selected a different path. The new musical “If/Then,” currently on its first national tour through March 27, at the Fox Theatre, takes an inspired deep dive on the subject of... [More]