| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:50 AM
The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she's returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King.
Kennedy replaces Jessie Mueller in "Beautiful: The Carole King...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera "I Puritani" (The Puritans) is this month's Opera @ the Library program. The opera will be shown at 1:45 p.m. Monday in Room 108B at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont.
Set in the 1640s, the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:47 PM
Chamber music ensemble Satori has brought us music from across the globe, with stops from Armenia to Zanzibar. But rarely does it stay in one place for long — it loves to mix things up. Not so with "Satori East," a concert featuring the...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:31 AM
NEW BRITAIN - The Phoenix Theater Company is holding auditions for its spring 2015 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Available roles include Mary Magdalene, apostle and ensemble members including several female...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:05 AM
It’s been over six months since the mammoth ill-fated arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” was set to play the United Center. That 51-city tour, of course, was cancelled.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:33 AM
Broadway stars with Florida roots — including Orlando's Michael James Scott — will perform a one-night benefit featuring dinner and the musical "Songs for a New World" in Cocoa Beach on Friday, Jan. 23.
Scott, a graduate of Dr. Phillips High...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:34 PM
In addition to the "On the Fringe" column I share with Nina Metz, I review many other individual shows for the Tribune over the year. Below are my picks for the 2014 productions that shone most brightly.
"Monstrous Regiment" by Lifeline Theatre:...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The suburb of Burr Ridge was founded in 1956, when Dennis DeYoung was a tiny 9-year-old boy living in the Chicago neighborhood of Roseland, fooling around with an accordion and dreaming some sort of musical dreams.
Whatever those might have been —...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Broadway vocalists ramp it up with "Broadway Rocks!" on Saturday at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall.
Join three high-energy veterans of the Great White Way — Christiane Noll, Rob Evan and Capathia Jenkins — as they join the Allentown...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:49 AM
What's this? Is Jean Valjean actually being complimented by arch-nemesis Javert?
I'm having lunch with Michael Hunsaker and Davis Gaines, the actors who play those characters in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Les Miserables....