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  • READER SUBMITTED: Beauty & The Beast Coming To Somers

    The Somers Village Players Pied Piper Productions Summer Youth Theatre show will be "Disney's Beauty & The Beast (Junior)." This is a charming show with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton. This family-friendly musical was a huge success on Broadway and on many national and international tours. The show will be performed outdoors at Worthington Pond Farm and Gardens in Somers on August 8 at 6:30 p.m. and August 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment

    On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment
    Citizens beware! That bloodthirsty, carnivorous plant has taken root again, this time in Costa Mesa. And it's hungry! Specifically, the horticultural horror is being housed at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, where a revival of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in...

    Don't miss "Beauty and the Beast" at the State Theatre

    The original Broadway creators have come together again for the touring production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” by NETworks Presentations which will be at State Theatre in Easton for two shows June 3 and 4 with a Quakertown...

    Road to the Tonys: 'Aladdin' Brings Howard Ashman's Legacy Full Circle

    Howard Ashman may have died in 1991, but he left a musical theater legacy that endures across film and theater -- stretching all the way into this year's Tony's race. With composer Alan Menken, lyricist Ashman wrote the songs for the 1992 Disney animated...

    James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside

    James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside
    James Monroe Iglehart is a theater actor in the body of a professional wrestler. This is not an exaggeration. The 39-year-old performer stands 6 feet tall, weighs 295 pounds and seems to fill a room with his ebullient personality. "I almost became a...