2011-2012 U.S. Bank Broadway Series Lineup Announced at the Fox Theatre
The Fabulous Fox Theatre continues its tradition of bringing the best of Broadway to St. Louis audiences since 1982. Fox Associates is thrilled to announce its spectacular 2011-2012 U.S. Bank Broadway Series which includes the St. Louis premier of the 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Also making their first St. Louis appearances are: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams; CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK - LIVE AT THE SANDS rings in the holiday season; and BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, bursts off the stage with explosive talent. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and the timeless, mesmerizing WEST SIDE STORY round out the six-show subscription package.
The Fox also announces five specials for which U.S. Bank Broadway Series subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets. BEAUTY & THE BEAST comes to town right before the holidays and ROCK OF AGES will make its St. Louis debut in 2012. Other returning favorites include MAMMA MIA!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Disney's masterpiece, THE LION KING.
The season snaps open September 27-October 9, 2011 when THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings the weird and wonderful television and movie family to devilishly delightful life on stage.
It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's
worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.
Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a "normal" boyfriend, and for
parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside
up. It's a family portrait that's completely off the wall. This magnificently macabre new
musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama
Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo
(Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.
Spend the holidays at CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK - LIVE AT THE
SANDS, December 6-18, 2011. Guaranteed to heat things up for the coolest kind of holiday
cheer, this spectacular show celebrates the incredible talent of three of the world's most famous
entertainers, singing some of the finest music ever recorded. Drift back to a glamorous era with
Frank, Sammy & Dean, a live 12-piece big band and the fabulous Burelli Sisters and hear
seasonal favorites like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Baby It's Cold Outside,"
"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Let it Snow," "Winter
Wonderland" and "Love To Keep Me Warm." Plus, enjoy the songs this legendary trio made
famous like "Fly Me To The Moon," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Mr. Bojangles," "That's Amore"
Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of the biggest hits of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night - and it will leave St. Louis audiences feeling the same January 3-15, 2012. LA CAGE tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies and a dynamite cast featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," LA CAGE is an indisputable musical comedy classic...and this extraordinary new version shows you why! More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and will
dance its way to the Fox February 14-26, 2012. From the first note to the final breath, WEST
SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by David Saint, using Tony
Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction, WEST SIDE STORY remains
as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE
STORY recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein
and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of
the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty"
and "Somewhere." John Lahr of The New Yorker proclaims this show "so exciting it makes you
ache with pleasure." WEST SIDE STORY is co-presented with Dance St. Louis.
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL will explode on the Fox Theatre stage March 27-April
8, 2012; as one of the most remarkable scores in years unites with breathtaking dance and the
thrilling, cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading. The team behind this explosive new show
is an extraordinarily rare union of Broadway's most acclaimed, award-winning young creators.
With an original libretto by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by
Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), music by Pulitzer and
Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist
Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire
(Wicked), BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights). Is the need to win worth the cost of your closest
friends? AOL.com calls this original new musical comedy "nothing like you expect and
everything you will love!" Game on.
Turn up that dial! MEMPHIS arrives in St. Louis May 1-13, 2012. From the
underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical
that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and
forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to
change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their
incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roofraising rock ‘n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS,
which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony-winning book Joe
DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with
music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher
Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience
Broadway's most exciting new destination; what the Associated Press calls "The very essence of
what a Broadway musical should be."
Five specials for the 2011-2012 season will be offered to subscribers for priority seating
before their public on-sale dates. The ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA! returns to walk
down the aisle of the Fox November 22-27, 2011. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production
of A CHRISTMAS CAROL arrives with holiday cheer December 1-4, 2011. Disney's
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will bring romance and enchantment to the Fox stage December
20-24, 2011. Get ready to rock to the sounds of ‘80s super bands Journey, Poison, Styx, REO
Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more when five-time 2009 Tony Award
nominee ROCK OF AGES parties at the Fox February 3-5, 2012. And finally, St. Louis will once again experience the breathtaking spectacle of Disney's THE LION KING when it leaps onto the Fox
stage August 15-September 2, 2012.
Current U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers will receive their renewal information in early
April with new subscriptions going on sale in late May. Dance St. Louis subscribers will also
receive their renewal information in early April for WEST SIDE STORY. On-sale dates for
individual shows will be announced later.
For more information, call the Fox Subscription office at 314/535-1700. Groups of 15 or more should call 314/535-2900 for special rates and reservations. The Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is presented by U.S. Bank.
2011-2012 U.S. Bank Broadway Series Shows and Specials: (Subscription Season in Bold)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, September 27-October 9, 2011
* BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, November 1-13, 2011 (postponed from August 2011)
MAMMA MIA!, November 22-27, 2011
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 1-4, 2011
CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK - LIVE AT THE SANDS, December 6-18, 2011
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, December 20-24, 2011
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, January 3-15, 2012
ROCK OF AGES, February 3-5, 2012
WEST SIDE STORY, February 14-26, 2012
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, March 27-April 8, 2012
MEMPHIS, May 1-13, 2012
Disney's THE LION KING, August 15-September 2, 2012
* BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is part of the current 2010-2011 U.S. Bank Broadway