| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:18 PM
There are two key factors in the success of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Les Miserables." One, in the lead role of Jean Valjean, Michael Hunsaker is magnificent.
Two, director DJ Salisbury beautifully makes this most epic of shows feel intimate...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat.
She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either.
But that's OK, because...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The first time Rick Dempsey heard Idina Menzel sing "Let it Go," the ice queen empowerment anthem in the Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen," he knew he had a serious problem on his hands.
"How are we going to do that in 41 languages?" said Dempsey,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.”
"Aladdin" will join other...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:12 PM
They're going to have to find a lot of words that rhyme with "inconceivable."
"The Princess Bride" -- the much-beloved 1987 movie directed by Rob Reiner -- will be turned into a major stage production from Disney, the company announced Monday. No...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In the 1937 promotional film "How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made," an announcer describes some of the intricate work going into the studio's first feature-length film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," in a department called Inking and Painting.
| May 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Mad Cow Theatre has announced even more star power for its Orlando Cabaret Festival this spring: Tony award-winner Laura Benanti will join the lineup, which already features Tony nominee Christiane Noll.
Benanti won her Tony for a star turn in the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
While the local cineplexes are filled with the big summer blockbusters, three different locations are offering the chance to see other movies – some recent, some classics – in a different sort of setting.
Outdoors, under the stars... and...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In bygone days "extra, extra" is what newspaper hawkers used to shout to sell copies.
Now it's what the Walt Disney Co. is adding to its bottom line, with word that "Newsies, the Musical," about turn-of-the-20th century paperboys who go on strike, has...