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Musical Theater

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  • Music, dance brighten 'Goodnight Moon' on stage

    A bunny finds a clever way to stall bedtime in Margaret Wise Brown's "Goodnight Moon." Kids will be delighted to see the bunny and everyone and everything he says goodnight to come to life in Highland Park Players' musical version of the classic tale....
  • Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show

    Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show
    Fighting for a spot on The Second City Mainstage roster is remarkably strenuous. Yet, for so many improvisers in Chicago, it's the ultimate goal: work hard, climb the ranks and eventually be selected to join the newest revue. But for Victoria Elena...
  • TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor

    TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor
    Turner Classic Movies does the best job of honoring veteran performers, and the invaluable channel continues the trend this month. TCM will salute Debbie Reynolds, who receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award later this month, and Rod...
  • 'Empire,' 'Gotham' renewed; meet new Rizzo

    'Empire,' 'Gotham' renewed; meet new Rizzo
    Fox has picked up freshman dramas "Empire" and "Gotham" for next season and renewed "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" for a third season. "Empire" has connected with young adults in two telecasts on Wednesdays after "American Idol." "Gotham," the Batman prequel, won...
  • Memorial Opera House: Take your pick of productions

    Memorial Opera House: Take your pick of productions
    The Memorial Opera House is giving its patrons the chance to vote for what shows they'd like to see on stage for the entertainment venue's coming season. The opera house launched the survey on its Facebook page Thursday, and paper copies are available...
  • 'Let It Go' writers pen Oscar song

    'Let It Go' writers pen Oscar song
    The Oscar-winning composers of "Let It Go" are contributing a special number that host Neil Patrick Harris will sing on the Academy Awards telecast.  Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won the Oscar last year for the "Frozen" song, are writing...
  • 'SNL': J.K. Simmons to host

    'SNL': J.K. Simmons to host
    As if he doesn't have enough pressure as an Oscar nominee, J.K. Simmons will take on being host of "Saturday Night Live." He will do the honors Jan. 31, the night before the Super Bowl on NBC. The musical guest will be D'Angelo, who will appear with...
  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
  • Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep

     Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep
    At 12, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway musical "High Society," at 24, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the drama "Up in the Air," and, at 27, her song "Cups," from the hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," went multi-platinum and became one of...
  • Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program

    Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program
    Patti Austin may be the only person in town delighted with the weather. The Grammy-winning vocal artist, who will salute Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in this weekend’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops program, couldn’t sound more...
  • L.A. Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles strikes chord in city

    L.A. Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles strikes chord in city
    Vivian Trejo practices the French horn above a row of bodegas on a broken street. She opens her score sheet. A boy hollers in the alley, a plane skims the haze beyond her window. She presses her lips to a silver mouthpiece, blows through coiled steel...