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  • TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'

    TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'
    In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen. Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
  • Harmonic convergence: Frankie Valli's Chicago Theatre show delivers Four Seasons hits, while the hit musical about the Four Season takes place blocks away

    Call it a "Jersey Boys" juxtaposition for the ages -- with a true-life musical at one end of the Loop, the main subject of said musical singing at the other, and enough drama at the Chicago Theatre to make many in the sellout crowd wonder if they were...
  • January 12 - Live Performance

    January 12 - Live Performance
    Jessie Arlen's "Certain Surprise" CD release concert Tuesday, January 12 8 p.m. Evanston SPACE 1245 Chicago Ave. Evanston Tickets $10-20 and can be purchased at evanstonspace.com To purchase the cd: www.jessiearlen.com Jessie Arlen, a 22 year-old...
  • Idle Motivation

    Idle Motivation
    I’m at Radio City Music Hall for the 2005 Tony Awards, billed as Broadway’s biggest night, though I always thought that was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have never even seen a Tony show before. When God was doling out showbiz DNA, I must have missed out...
  • Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid

    Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid
    It's not unusual for Amy Gerstler to trip down the street from her house to mine bearing gifts: a ripe avocado, a jar of martini olives, an article of interest, a plastic Cupid the length of my thumbnail. Today, she meets me outside with a book she...
  • How song, dance and movies bailed us out of the Depression

    Many were surprised that the final stimulus legislation signed by President Obama preserved a $50-million increase in arts funding that had been the subject of a heated battle in Congress. Though it amounted to only a tiny fraction of the measure's...
  • On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse

    On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse
    In Laguna Beach, Broadway (the street) stops just before it gets to the Laguna Playhouse, whereupon it becomes Laguna Canyon Road. Next week, although the playhouse isn't on Broadway, Broadway will be at the playhouse. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," that is....
  • Theater Review: Everything's coming up Merman at Playhouse

    Of all the since-departed celebrities who've shown up to entertain at the Laguna Playhouse recently (George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald), none shines brighter than the queen of Broadway herself, Miss Ethel Merman. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," a one-woman...
  • Mesa Musings: Modesty, where have you gone?

    Modesty. It's a forgotten virtue in this culture. Remember long ago when our teachers introduced us to the "Seven Heavenly Virtues" (as opposed to the "Seven Deadly Sins")? Those virtues were spelled out as: chastity, temperance, charity, diligence,...
  • Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along

    Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along
    Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...