| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Disappearing Broadway investments prove, especially this season, that there is still no formula for commercial success in the entertainment business, but the wicked track record of the prequel is really starting to stand out. Clearly, there is something...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Why does our culture treat pirates as kid-friendly characters? They're violent criminals with notoriously bad hygiene.
At least classic children's literature such as "Treasure Island" and "Peter Pan" had the decency to portray them as bad guys....
| May 7, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year.
"Once," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:43 AM
"Young people are the best audiences really. You have to take them with you on the journey when you do a play and have to be amazingly committed and truthful — or they won't buy it, so to speak."
This is the credo of Hisa Takakuwa, director of...
| May 26, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Vincent Lancisi stands in a pile of rubble sweating under his hard hat, while all around him — board by board, pipe by pipe and hammer blow by hammer blow — a theater is taking shape.
It's still nearly eight months until the opening of...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:49 PM
IRVINE — Considering the fact the payments went toward a charity for children, everyone appeared to have received their money's worth in the inaugural Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Saturday.
| Nov 4, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Anna Schroeder, the daughter of Winfried and Carol Schroeder of Roscoe, will perform in Bethany Lutheran College’s fall theater production of "Peter Pan" Nov. 9-11 and 16-17 at the Sigurd K. Lee Theater in Mankato, Minn.
Rachel Carlsen of...
| Jun 10, 2012
Jim Dale guides his guests into the study in his Park Avenue home, pointing out memorabilia filling the walls and shelves: album covers from when he was a British pop star in the late '50s; pictures of him from the "Carry On…" comedy films in the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:06 AM
The magic of live theater triumphs on stage as children from all around the region participate in the Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe's annual productions.
These large-scale musicals that incorporate elaborate costumes, set design and...
| Jul 15, 2012
When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet who is unabashedly himself on the hit TV show "Glee."...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:30 PM
1. Never grow up
Hagerstown Children's Theater will present "Peter Pan" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $15; $12, seniors and children. Tickets will be sold at the door....