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Musical Theater

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  • L.A. theater openings, Feb. 15-22: 'End of the Rainbow' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Feb. 15-22: 'End of the Rainbow' and more
    Judy Garland is remembered in "End of the Rainbow" at International City Theatre in Long Beach, A Noise Within presents the Brecht-Weill classic "The Threepenny Opera" in Pasadena, and Deaf West Theatre stages David Mamet's "American Buffalo" at Cal State...
  • 'Strange Magic' casts a musical spell, but as a movie it misses

    'Strange Magic' casts a musical spell, but as a movie it misses
    "Strange Magic," the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic. The first animation feature film collaboration since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 seems a...
  • Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...
  • Mary Healy dies at 96; actress and singer during golden age of TV

    Mary Healy, a singer and actress who formed a popular comedy team with her husband, Peter Lind Hayes, during television's golden age, died of natural causes Tuesday in Calabasas. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, actress Cathy Lind...
  • Deerfield hosts 68th annual Founders' Days Feb. 14-15

    Deerfield hosts 68th annual Founders' Days Feb. 14-15
    — The city will honor its pioneers Feb.14-15 at its yearly festival. Activities at the 68th Annual Founders' Days festivities include carnival rides, arts and crafts, musical entertainment and a motorcycle show from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14....
  • ArcAttack playing 300,000 volts of musical electricity

    ArcAttack playing 300,000 volts of musical electricity
    Music comes in all forms and styles, and for ages, musicians have found ways to push the boundaries of delivering the arrangements of pitches and tones into musical expressions. For ArcAtttack, a Texas based musical group demonstrating at Otronicon,...
  • 'Dirty Dancing' actress's clean sweep of dance roles

    'Dirty Dancing' actress's clean sweep of dance roles
    It's been 28 years since Johnny Castle uttered, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," and yet the line from the beloved 1987 movie is still enduringly popular. "Dirty Dancing," the film that thrilled audiences with its daring dance moves, will again return to...
  • 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...
  • 'Menopause the Musical' takes mood swings and hot flashes to Harrah's

    'Menopause the Musical' takes mood swings and hot flashes to Harrah's
    The hot flashes. The insomnia. The mood swings. The wrinkles. Oh, the joys of menopause. The four actresses in "Menopause the Musical" at least poke some fun at it. In fact, they’ve made a career out of it. The show that opened at the Las Vegas...
  • Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys

    Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys
    When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
  • IceHouse Theatre stages the musical 'I Do! I Do!' in honor of Valentine's Day

    IceHouse Theatre stages the musical 'I Do! I Do!' in honor of Valentine's Day
    MOUNT DORA — When director David Clevinger looked at the calendar, he selected a play that will please people who like their sentiment served straight up. In honor of Valentine's Day, he went to the shelf and took down the two-character musical "I...