| Sep 26, 2013
Consensus is hard to come by at my house when it comes to a movie that truly epitomizes the proverbial "fun for the whole family" rubric. But when Disney announced "The Little Mermaid" was returning to theaters for a limited run beginning Sept. 20, this...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For many parents of young children, the battle over limiting little ones' time with iPads and other mobile devices is difficult and seemingly unending. They can serve as fantastic baby sitters in a pinch, but the soulless gaze they can prompt in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:34 AM
If you’re taking your kids to the re-release of "The Little Mermaid" later this month, prepare to see "gadgets and gizmos aplenty" -- and not just in Ariel's grotto.
Yes, Disney wants families to bring their iPhones and iPads when they see the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:30 PM
When "The Little Mermaid" protagonist Ariel sang about having "gadgets and gizmos galore," she probably wasn't talking about Apple products.
However, Disney is providing incentive for movie-goers to bring iPads to their Sept. 20 theatrical re-release...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Set designers are used to challenges. A theater might not be tall enough for a multistory structure. A stage might not be wide enough to accommodate a designer's grand vision.
And then sometimes the stage is made of ice.
That's what faced production...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Disney villains will increase their presence at Magic Kingdom when they are incorporated into "Celebrate the Magic," the nighttime show that projects moving images onto the façade of Cinderella Castle.
A segment that includes characters such as Ursula...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:38 PM
The Sands Theater Center is staging a musical benefit for Tina Boisvert, long-time costumer for both the Sands Theater and Shoestring Theatre.
Boisvert has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), and several months ago lost the ability to speak....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Though "Seussical" gets top billing on the surprisingly short list of stage works adapted from the idiosyncratic canon of Theodor Geisel, the famous feline in the striped chapeau takes center stage with wholly satisfactory results in Katie Mitchell's...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Two Imagineers with major influences on attractions at Walt Disney World and other theme parks will be officially tabbed as "Disney Legends" next month. Tony Baxter and Collin Campbell will be honored alongside TV producer/host Dick Clark, actors Billy...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Before I explain what it was like to be a childless man surrounded by Disney princesses and the parents who love (and bankroll) them, seated by himself at Disney on Ice and soaking in princess culture — a story:
Once upon a time …
| 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...