| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:20 AM
As the owner of a small business in Annapolis, Patti Platt always felt so frazzled and busy that she couldn't imagine taking even one night away to gain a little perspective.
Hers, she says, was a life out of sync — or, more aptly, a life out of...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Julie Andrews will direct a new musical, "The Great American Mousical," based on a children's book the award-winning actress wrote with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
The show will receive a workshop production Nov. 8 to Dec. 2 at Goodspeed...
| Jan 25, 2012
Dick Tufeld, a longtime radio and TV announcer who intoned "Danger, Will Robinson!" as the voice of the Robot in the 1960s science-fiction TV series "Lost in Space," has died. He was 85.
Tufeld died Sunday at his home in Studio City while watching the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:22 AM
SALZBURG, Austria — I'm on a bus with 57 other tourists singing "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen."
It's fun. Really fun. Well, it's sort of fun. After three hours, I feel like jumping out the window.
"I can't hear you," the tour guide coaxes the...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The musical workshop of “Amazing Grace,” based on the life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote the world's most recognized hymn, will kick-off Goodspeed Musical's Norma Terris Theatre season of three works May 17 through June 10....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Musicals based on movies. Musicals constructed around pop songs. The Disney-fication of Broadway.
The major trends in musicals are reflected in the upcoming touring season of Broadway shows presented in Orlando by Florida Theatrical Association.
| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...
| Mar 7, 2012
At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee."
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
Summer is officially here when the carnivals come to town, and the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company's carnival was 11 days of nonstop fun! As a major fund-raiser, this event has been a mainstay of the community, and has undergone many changes over...
| Jul 22, 2011
Can it be nearly 50 years since Julie Andrews introduced herself to movie audiences (and Oscar voters) by soaring in, clutching her umbrella and announcing herself as a "practically perfect" nanny?
More to the point: Why has it taken this long for the...