Monday, October 29, 2012

63. A big show at the Fox

This weekend Joel and I were able to knock out another number on our "101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do" list.  Everyone that knows me well knows that I am a stage junkie.  Concerts, plays, ballets, name it.  So, I knew when I saw that St. Louis hosted a Broadway series that I would just have to go to a show.  So, introducing # 63 on the list.  It reads:

63. A big show at the Fox. The Rockettes started on Grand, not in Gotham. Learn that and more when you tour the over-the-top Fox Theatre—from the old projection booth to the stars’ dressing rooms. Plan your tour on one of the days that Stan Kann comes to tickle the organ ivories. To finish it Fox-style, return later for a show straight off Broadway after a buffet dinner in the Griffin Room.

While we didn't take the tour or have the buffet, we did catch the production of Les Miserables.  I caught this show when I had a chance to see it in NYC on a school field trip  (best field trip EVER!), and I knew that I had to take Joel to see it.  While I was nervous that it wouldn't live up to the memory (or the ridiculously good talent on Broadway), the show was spectacular and there was hardly a lack of talent.  And the Fox itself?  Ok people, I have seen live theater in New York, London, Paris, Berlin...and I have to say this was one of the most beautiful theaters I have been in.  While the seats could have been tiered a little better, this theatre is breathtaking, and I will for sure return to take the tour to learn more about its' origin and history.

A shot of the stage
Another gorgeous view, this time with the ceiling.
View of the Lobby


Katiellirb said...

Oh my word - that theater is breathtaking! Looks at you knocking all sorts of stuff off your list :)

Jessica Lynn said...

WHOA! that place is gorgeous! How fun!!

LWLH said...

That theater is amazing!