Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Mencel, and I’m a senior at Webster University. I’m double majoring in Advertising and Marketing Communications and Management, and I will be graduating this May. Outside of my internship at The Fox, I love to play volleyball and have transitioned from playing my last eligible year at Webster last fall to coaching a club team for Elite Volleyball Club. I also lead Webster’s FCA chapter and am part of the university’s Student Ambassador team. Before coming to The Fox, I held a year-long internship with an internet marketing and web development agency in Webster Groves, and I’ve also worked for the Office of Institutional Effectives at Webster for the last three years.
Why are you excited about becoming a Fox Marketing intern?
The Fox has been one of my favorite features of St. Louis ever since I attended my first show! When I discovered the marketing internship program, I set my heart on interning here. The Fox is a beloved featured of the Midwest, and its rich culture and energetic atmosphere make it a perfect fit for my combined passions for music and marketing. I’m overjoyed that I get to work in a building that holds so many positive memories for me as well as for so many others.
Tell us about the first theatrical performance you saw?
The first theatrical performance that I remember attending is The Music Man, which I saw showcased at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL (my hometown). I absolutely loved The Music Man for its catchy tunes and entertaining plot line, and it is still one of my favorite musicals today! The first theatrical performance I saw in a real theater was Wicked, which I attended at Broadway in Chicago’s theater. Wicked touched my heart through music, and I trace my love of musicals and theater back to the entrancing experience I had there.
If you could see any performance at the Fox, what would you choose?
I am dying to see Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Weber is a musical genius, and Phantom of the Opera has been my favorite musical from the first time I saw the 2004 movie with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. I would almost go so far as to say that I’m a die-hard Phantom of the Opera fan, and I’m ecstatic that it’s showing at The Fox in May.
What show are you most excited about this season at the Fox? Why?
I would definitely have to say that I’m the most excited for Phantom of the Opera to show at The Fox this season, and it’s not simply because it’s my favorite musical. Phantom of the Opera is a well-loved, beautiful piece that has captured the hearts and souls of audiences around the world for the last 30 years. This timeless musical is an all-around gorgeous and magical production, and the show has something for everyone!
What do you think is the most Fabulous thing about St. Louis?
Coming from a very small town in Illinois, I love that St. Louis is a big city with a small-town feel. Not only does St. Louis have the fun attractions like The Fox, Busch Stadium, and the Scottrade Center that a small town lacks, but it also has local restaurant favorites on the Hill and the Loop. St. Louis has a rich culture, and it can suit the fine tastes of cuisine aficionados and entertain diverse music enthusiasts. St. Louis has a little bit of everything, and I am glad to call this place my home!