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Musical Theater

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  • New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development

    New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development
    No real surprise but affirming and important to hear. A new study by University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers shows that playing instruments helps "kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety." Called...
  • Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?

    Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?
    The experts at Music Together say "no"....that everyone has the ability to learn to be musical. The early childhood music organization is trying to get this word out, in reaction to a survey it commissioned, conducted online by Harris Poll, that shows...
  • Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All

    Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All
    Exit, Mr. Goodspeed It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
  • 'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play

    'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play
    The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
  • 'Spelling Bee' opens at Wilmette Theatre on Feb. 28

    'Spelling Bee' opens at Wilmette Theatre on Feb. 28
    Got your Top-Sider shoes handy? Scotch tape to repair the bridge of your eyeglasses? Leave that to William Barfee, the nerdy champion of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," opening Feb. 28 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.. Can...
  • Call Board: Muhlenberg, 'High School Musical' auditions, more

    Call Board: Muhlenberg, 'High School Musical' auditions, more
    MUHLENBERG SUMMER THEATRE AUDITIONS Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre will hold open auditions for performers ages 16 and up on Feb. 22 and 23 for the season's mainstage productions: the raucous, pupped-filled musical comedy "Avenue Q," running June 10-28,...
  • Neil Patrick Harris on hosting the Oscars and good karma

    Neil Patrick Harris on hosting the Oscars and good karma
    After hosting the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, this year's Oscar emcee, Neil Patrick Harris, talks about the genius of Billy Crystal and his R-rated selfie idea as he weaves through Manhattan in the back of a taxi. You brought the house down at...
  • Elle Woods and her little dog come to Buffalo Grove stage

    Elle Woods and her little dog come to Buffalo Grove stage
    A local young adult interpretation of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" opened Feb. 13 in Buffalo Grove at the Community Arts Center. With 40 cast members and 8 adult crew members, Big Deal Productions, managed by the Buffalo Grove Park District, presents...
  • 'Enter Laughing': Carl Reiner story sings its way onto Wallis stage

    'Enter Laughing': Carl Reiner story sings its way onto Wallis stage
    “Enter Laughing,” Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical 1958 novel, has had nearly as varied a career as its author. Playwright Joseph Stein (“Fiddler on the Roof”) turned it into a Broadway play (1963), a film (1967), a...
  • Sunday afternoon concert to let spirits soar

    Sunday afternoon concert to let spirits soar
    Music as an expression of faith is as old as the monotonous chants of nomads and monks and as current as the raucous follow-by-screen songs now en vogue in most mega churches. Naperville churches offer a plethora of musical experiences to members and...