| May 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's hard today to imagine a ballet causing an audience to riot, but that's what happened 100 years ago when the well-heeled Parisian spectators at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées revolted against Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."
| Feb 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Mickey Mouse will serve as a mischievous tour guide on a musical journey through a magical map in a new stage show coming May 25 to Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre.
"Mickey and the Magical Map" casts the title character in his classic role of sorcerer'...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The new "Mickey and the Magical Map" at Disneyland offers a solid if predictable storytelling foundation for an energetic musical stage show that's expected to run for years at the Anaheim theme park.
Photos: "Mickey and the Magic Map" show at...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:48 AM
One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:50 AM
A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing.
Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:27 AM
A new play that had its premiere earlier this year in Newtown will have a New York reading later this month.
“Small World: A Fantasia” by Frederick Stroppel will have two industry-invited audiences to two presentations at the Harold...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Christopher Wilkins was part conductor, part ringmaster Saturday afternoon as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra teamed with Cirque de la Symphonie for a program of light classical favorites and circus acts.
Come to think of it, there may not be much...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The aspect I remember best about Conrad Tao was the atypical way that his fellow musicians admired his onstage playing.
I saw several of them — who are usually quite the stoic bunch — giving looks reminiscent of proud grandparents as Tao,...
| Feb 11, 2011
Bill Justice, a former Walt Disney Studios animator who worked on classics such as "Fantasia," "Bambi" and "Alice in Wonderland" and later joined Walt Disney Imagineering where he helped program Audio-Animatronics figures for attractions at Disneyland and...
| Jun 21, 2011
Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher
Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...