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Musical Theater

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  • 2014 Chicago fall theater preview

    2014 Chicago fall theater preview
    Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
  • On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser

    On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser
    What could be better than being poolside in a beautiful twinkle-light-illuminated backyard, mingling with friends over cocktails, and listening to live music on a warm summer night? Perhaps, only one thing: doing all those things while raising funds for a...
  • Sources: New CSO president selected

    Sources: New CSO president selected
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has selected Vancouver Symphony Society president/CEO Jeff Alexander to be its next president, pending a board meeting Wednesday, the Tribune has learned. Sources close to the situation said Alexander, who...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • 'The Simpsons': Five of the series' greatest musical moments

    'The Simpsons': Five of the series' greatest musical moments
    The music of "The Simpsons" will be in the spotlight starting Friday when the long-running Fox animated series takes over the Hollywood Bowl for a live concert extravaganza featuring songs performed by cast members and other guests, including Conan O'...
  • Musical comedy features iconic Gershwin tunes

    Musical comedy features iconic Gershwin tunes
    Razzle-dazzle tap-dancing music from the 1930s through the '50s will open the Ocala Civic Theatre's 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-winning "Crazy For You." The musical comedy opens Thursday at the theater in the Appleton Cultural Center, 4337 E....
  • Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows

     Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows
    Don't think that just because Elvis Costello is joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this week that the former Angry Young Man of the British new wave movement has gone soft now that he's turned 60. In fact,...
  • Off Kilter fans hope Disney changes mind about Epcot changes

    Off Kilter fans hope Disney changes mind about Epcot changes
    Changes in Epcot’s entertainment lineup around World Showcase are happening this month, and that’s making some Disney World fans – particularly devotees of the Off Kilter band – unhappy. The group, some of whom sport kilts...
  • 'Identical' is just like an old school Elvis Musical � in the worst ways

    A musical mashup of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis biography and myth, "The Identical" plays like a failed faith-based "Inside Llewyn Davis." And that's the closest thing to a compliment it will get. Built around a too-tall Elvis impersonator, Blake Rayne, it...
  • Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

     Searing sets save Made in America L.A.
    What makes a good Southern California music festival? Quality acts, artfully selected, with pleasant surprises and an overarching vision. Easy access to essentials for enjoying — not just surviving — the daylong adventures. Accessible good...
  • Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle

    Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle
    The final night of the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival reached its apex early, when Puerto Rican saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon played the Chicago premiere of music most of the world has not yet heard. Though two major...