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Musical Theater

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  • 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'...
  • Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild

    Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild
    For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted...
  • Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Community-based music lessons for disadvantaged youth can have positive biological effects on their brains, a new study found. "Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning...
  • Producers Kill 'American Psycho' Musical at Off Broadway's Second Stage

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Off Broadway's Second Stage Theater has sliced "American Psycho" out of its slate just as the 2014-15 season has gotten underway. According to Second Stage leadership, commercial rights holder Act 4 Entertainment has pulled...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 14-21: 'Low Hanging Fruit' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 14-21: 'Low Hanging Fruit' and more
    The plight of homeless female veterans is explored in "Low Hanging Fruit" at the the Zephyr Theatre, Jordan Harrison’s "Marjorie Prime" premieres at the Taper and Vox Lumiere presents a multimedia show inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera." Snug&...
  • Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'

    Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'
    In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform. Above him, Balboa Park goes about its business. Tourists arrive by red trolley, brides pose amid the...
  • Broadway nostalgia packs theater

    There wasn't an empty seat to be had as more than 200 people packed the Movies of Delray last week to see Chuck Prentiss, alias "Mr. Broadway," stage his Best of Jewish Broadway" nostalgia presentation. Prentiss, 79, who knows just about everything about...
  • Stage Left Theatre prepares for season debut

    Peter Pagliaro, artistic director of Stage Left Theatre, Boynton Beach's only live stage theater, is busy preparing for its upcoming season. With a major makeover, a new proscenium stage, new curtains and bathrooms, all new stage lighting and a wall-size...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Boychoir'

    A welcome return to feature filmmaking by "The Red Violin" director Francois Girard, this relatively by-the-numbers boarding-school drama distinguishes itself through song, thanks to the exceptional musical talents of the American Boychoir School, preteen...
  • Center Stage offers stylish revival of 'Amadeus'

    Center Stage offers stylish revival of 'Amadeus'
    You've got to feel sorry for Antonio Salieri. Rising from humble circumstances, The Italian musician carved out quite a career that included a 36-year reign as court composer for the Austrian emperor in Vienna. His works were heard and praised...