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Musical Theater

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  • 'Frozen' musical adaptation bringing back movie's Oscar-winning writers

    'Frozen' musical adaptation bringing back movie's Oscar-winning writers
    The planned stage adaptation of the hit movie "Frozen" will feature some of the same talents that made the Oscar-winning animated feature. Disney said on Friday that Jennifer Lee, who co-directed the movie and wrote the screenplay, will work on the book...
  • Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'

    Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'
    A cast of 40 actors in the musical "Ragtime," running now through Feb. 22 at Actors Playhouse, give uplifting performances in a portrayal of early 20th century America within three families. Actors Playhouse created a lavish $390,000 production...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Box office breakdown for best picture nods

    Oscar nominations 2015: Box office breakdown for best picture nods
    Box office numbers don't always reflect the success of a film during awards season. In fact, many awards front-runners are often distributed in limited release at art house theaters across the U.S. before they ever hit the megaplex. This year is no...
  • Alex Theatre has an uplifting story to tell

    Alex Theatre has an uplifting story to tell
    The survival of the Alex Theatre in Glendale was in serious doubt when the landmark venue nearly lost vital funding with the state’s elimination of local redevelopment agencies in 2012. Its prospects look considerably rosier now. “We’...
  • PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

    PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'
    Who wants to live in New York? That's the question the Smith children ask their father with exasperation. After all, the fair is coming St. Louis, not NYC. The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" opens Feb. 6 at Palette, Masque & Lyre (PM&L) Community...
  • Anna Kendrick and Conan O'Brien turn 'Conan' into a musical

    Anna Kendrick and Conan O'Brien turn 'Conan' into a musical
    Anna Kendrick was a guest on "Conan" on Thursday night, promoting her upcoming musical film "The Last Five Years." But rather than the usual celeb-and-host reparte, she and Conan O'Brien decided to show rather than tell. In other words, they turned...
  • East Ridge High School stages 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

    East Ridge High School stages 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
    CLERMONT — If you love musical theater, you will probably go crazy for "The Drowsy Chaperone," which is stuffed with every creaky action and most of the stock characters in the history of the theater. Drama students at East Ridge High School...
  • 'If/Then,' Carole King musical lead Pantages' 2015-16 season

    The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced  Monday.  The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2015-16 season

    Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2015-16 season
    Three modern plays will join the previously announced musical "Spamalot" in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2015-16 season. The season's two Shakespeare productions will be "The Tempest," the story of man and his daughter left stranded on a mystical...
  • Grammy Awards 2015: Sam Smith almost sweeps top awards

    Grammy Awards 2015: Sam Smith almost sweeps top awards
    The 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday became the night of Sam Smith, the freshman British singer-songwriter who took three of the four top awards, for record, song and new artist. The runaway success of Smith’s career in the span of barely eight months...
  • Grammys 2015: Sound and hurry as performers rehearse for the show

    Grammys 2015: Sound and hurry as performers rehearse for the show
    A disembodied voice echoed through the cavernous expanse of Staples Center on Thursday, booming the phrase "Cello mike — one, two, three, four…." And then the sound of a piano floated through the arena, telegraphing the opening for Annie...