| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Spectacular song-and-dance numbers backed by soaring musical scores. Elaborate, encore-worthy set designs. Floors that shift, open and drop. Hundreds of costumes flouncing, floating, shimmering, shaking. Larger than life. Bigger than Broadway. If you're...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 9:42 AM
"Try not to text," pleaded the unmistakable voice of Cathy Rigby at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Thursday night. "Tinker Bell will think you're trying to flirt with her."
Ah yes, the flying grandmother likes to move with the times. And having played...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Fans of Disney’s “Peter Pan” can now update their movie collection with the new Diamond Edition on shelves now for a limited time. Disney is celebrating the classic movie’s 60th anniversary with the release, which includes three...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:24 AM
That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash.
One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:14 PM
It was an assignment for my acting fundamentals class my freshman year in college.
I was to recite something from great Western literature.
Lucian Davis Scott, head of Orange Coast College's theater department from 1955 to 1969, taught the course....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:06 PM
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers.
But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage."
It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...