Beauty and the Beast Comes to the Fox!

Fox Riverside Theater Foundation proudly presents Beauty and the Beast the Musical, coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center on November 18th and November 19th, 2014. We are ecstatic for this fascinating performance and hope to see you all there for and eventful night of family fun!

This tale as old as time began as a French story written by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740, who is  considered the original author of the story of Beauty and the Beast or Belle et la Bêteis. The story was later altered by Walt Disney in the 1991 academy-award winning Disney animated film .

The story is about a girl named Belle who falls in love with a Beast trapped in an enchanted Castle. This love eventually breaks the curse bestowed upon the castle and all who dwell within it. The film went on to become the first Disney musical to hit the Broadway stage.  The Broadway show premiered in Houston, Texas on November 28, 1993. It currently holds the record for the eighth longest-running Broadway musical of all time.  Now directing this live action play is Bill Condon who is known for directing the hit musical  Dreamgirls.  New props and costumes have been added to this year’s tour as well. With the many musical dance numbers, elaborate fantasy costumes, and beautiful lighting Beauty and the Beast the Musical is sure to enchant its audience!



Hope you all enjoyed Rob Becker’s Defending The Caveman!

The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation would like to thank everyone who joined us for the first Broadway show of the 2014-2015 season! We appreciate you coming out and supporting the Fox. Rob Becker’s Defending The Caveman left its audience excited and energized after a whole performance of continuous laughter.

RCC Gateway_Defending the Caveman

Here we have one of our Students at Broadway groups, RCC Gateway, with a representative of Bank of America presenting a check for our Students at Broadway program at The Fox.

  If you enjoyed this show we are not finished yet! Join us again for the next upcoming Broadway show Beauty and the Beast!

Are you ready for a new and exciting Students at Broadway season?


Greetings, Students at Broadway participants:

Welcome to The Fox Foundation’s Students at Broadway Blog.  A fun and interactive way to learn about the Broadway shows and express your love for Theater!  We are thrilled to announce the show line-up for the Students at Broadway 2014-2015 season! Hope you are excited to see what is coming to the Fox.

Broadway Shows

Defending the Caveman

Saturday, October 10, 2014

2:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

8:00 pm

Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

7:30 pm

Mark Twain Tonight

Saturday, January 17, 2015

7:00 pm

Mamma Mia!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

7:30 pm


Saturday, February 14, 2015

2:00 pm


We can’t wait to see you all at the Fox soon!

Rob Becker’s Defending The Caveman

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M.

Have you ever wondered why men don’t ask for directions? Why women need so much closet space?  Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman is hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition.  Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period after studying psychology, sociology and prehistory.  It originally opened in San Francisco in 1991, before opening on Broadway in 1995.  The show now holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history!

Critics say:

“Caveman is a Blockbuster!” -Washington Post

“Outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” – Chicago Sun Times

“CAVEMAN is laugh-out-loud funny!”- The Sacramento Bee

The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation is delighted to announce that this record holding play is coming to the Fox Performing Art Center Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  We are thrilled to have our Students at Broadway and Seniors at Broadway join us in an event filled with fun and laughter on a whole new level as we enjoy Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman!

For a preview check out this link!

Wayne Brady at the Fox


Born in 1997 in Columbus, Georgia, Wayne Brady auditioned for the British comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and he was cast in several episodes and later starred in the American version as well. In 2001, The Wayne Brady Show first aired, and although the show earned two Daytime Emmys, it was canceled in 2004. Brady returned to host 2007′s FOX network game show Don’t Forget the Lyrics. Wayne Brady hosted this years BET Honors Awards and is also currently touring the country doing his stand up comedy show Its My Line.

Wayne Brady here at the FOX!

The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation is thrilled to announce that Wayne Brady will be performing at the Fox Performing Arts Center the night of May 16th, 2014. A night full of entertainment, laughter and good times awaits!

Check out Wayne Brady’s comedic talent, singing ability, and amazing dance moves!


Thank you for joining us at West Side Story!

We were able to end the 2013-2014 Broadway season at the Fox with a bang!  More than 400 local students came to the Fox to experience West Side Story on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.

We invite the students and teachers from the schools and organizations who joined us to give us your feedback on the show and your experience at the Fox. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the show and about your learning experience!  If you have any photos from the event, we’d love to see them.  Please email them to

Hope you all enjoyed the show! Thank you for being a wonderful audience and we look forward to seeing you again at the Fox!

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West Side Story the Film

The film adaptation of West Side Story was released on October 18, 1961.  It was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.   It stars Natalie Wood as Maria, Richard Beymer as Tony, Russ Tamblyn as Riff, Rita Moreno as Anita and George Chakiris as Bernardo.  It received praise from critics and the public, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture, as well as a special award for Robbins. West Side Story won more Academy Awards than any other musical film.

NEW YORK FILM CRITICS- Best Picture West Side Story

Best Picture, West Side Story
Best Supporting Actor, George Chakiris
Best Supporting Actress, Rita Moreno
Best Direction, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Best Cinematography, Color, Daniel L. Fapp
Best Art Direction, Color, Boris Leven (Art Direction), Victor Gangelin (Set Decoration)
Best Sound, Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer
Best Scoring of a Musical, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal
Best Editing, Thomas Stanford
Best Costumes, Color, Irene Sharaff
Special Award, Jerome Robbins for his brilliant achievement in the art of choreography

Also nominated:
Best Screenplay, Ernest Lehman

Best Soundtrack and Best Jazz Performance

Best Written Musical, Ernest Lehman (for the adapted screenplay)

Best Film

Cinematography, Color, Daniel L. Fapp
Female Supporting Performance, Rita Moreno
Best Musical

Best Motion Picture – Musical
Best Supporting Actor, George Chakiris
Best Supporting Actreess, Rita Moreno

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise and Robert E. Relyea (assistant director)

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