| Oct 20, 2013
Many Americans associate witch trials with colonial Massachusetts, mass hysteria, Arthur Miller's play “The Crucible” and the 1996 film adaptation of the play starring a wild-eyed Winona Ryder. It's easy to forget (if we ever even learned)...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Mary Pope Osborne addressed more than 500 of her biggest fans — elementary schoolchildren — Friday as the Orlando Shakespeare Theater opened a new play based on her phenomenally popular "Magic Treehouse" books.
Osborne has written 52 books...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Laurel Mill Playhouse is proving just how many stage lives belong to Bones Maurer, the black cat who debuted recently in "Bell, Book, and Candle." This time around, the four-legged thespian serves as the central plot device in the Playhouse's current...
| Nov 22, 2013
LONDON — December usually serves up a surfeit of sweet, and sometimes sickly, theatrical fare. Scrooge, sugarplums and fake snow — it's the tinsel-bedecked season of Dickensian adaptations, reworked fairy tales and pantomime, with its cross-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Producer Michael Benaroya ("Margin Call") has come on board to finance post-apocalyptic thriller "Z for Zachariah," shooting in November and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
He's at Toronto with a trio of titles screening --...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Can't make it over to London to check out notable stage shows there? Don't fret: You can probably catch them in a movie theater near you.
With the launch of a new West End Theater Series of cinemacasts, kicking off next month with "Merrily We Roll Along,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Orange County has reached a milestone: We have at least one art or music teacher in every school.
That is both impressive … and sad.
It's impressive because local leaders made culture a priority in an age where budget cuts and FCAT-obsessed...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
One thing to know about us
We are The Book Club. Our group is unique in that it is big (14 people), has both men and women, and has been around for 16 years. We recently read our 100th book together as a group.
This piece first...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Most directors who set themselves the task of boiling down William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a mere hour of theatrical traffic would find themselves writhing in agony at what to leave out. Not Sean Graney, who must always sleep well at night.
| Jul 14, 2013
BOSTON — Dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf comes with views of mega-yachts. But the four women who have gathered for tea by a window at the hotel's Sea Grille only have eyes for a three-tiered assortment of edibles. Tea sandwiches...