| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Local stage productions on both the community theater and collegiate levels proved impressive during 2011, with an imaginative musical and a pair of modern classic dramas leading the way.
At the Costa Mesa Playhouse, the 1950s flavored musical "Forever...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Traditionally, this is the time when we reflect on the past year's highs from a variety of stellar acting and musical performances by established local groups in Anne Arundel County. In 2011, we also welcomed two new theater companies of surprisingly high...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:44 PM
The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season.
Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:09 AM
"The Student Prince": Yes, beer gardens in musicals have had a sinister hue since "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in "Cabaret." But Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly's 1924 operetta about Karl Franz, the heir to the fictional kingdom of Karlsberg who falls in...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Tyne Daly, Lili Taylor, Alison Fraser are among the actors featured this summer in the plays and musicals at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Massachusetts Berkshires.
As previously announced, the 58th season will feature: Oscar Wilde’s...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The Park Avenue Players, Laguna Beach High School's dramatic acting group, will stage Neil Simon's "Rumors" to close out the theatrical year.
The production will open Friday night and run through June 3, the Players announced in a news release.
| May 29, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Huntington Beach resident Eric Eberwein had little use for theater during his years at Edison High School. But when he went on to Cal State Long Beach to pursue a degree in journalism, he took some theater arts classes to complete his degree requirements....
| Jun 10, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Mike Nichols picked up his sixth Tony Award on Sunday for directing the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."
Nichols, 80, thanked Rebecca Miller, the daughter of the playwright, as well as the cast and crew of the production. The...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short will bring his comedy concert, "A Musical Evening of Comedy" to Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 13
The show will benefit the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital....
| Jun 17, 2012
It might seem at first like an odd coupling: the puckish host of "Wheel of Fortune," one of the longest running game shows in television history, performing in theater in rural Connecticut.
But Pat Sajak doesn't see it that way. "The Odd Couple" is a...
| Jun 28, 2012
The show: "The Odd Couple," a presentation of Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nutmeg Summer Series at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
First impressions: Many thousands of years ago — OK, maybe not that long ago —...