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Musical Theater

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  • With attendance up, ESO looks to next season

    With attendance up, ESO looks to next season
    Two seasons ago the Elgin Symphony Orchestra averaged 73 percent of capacity at the Hemmens Cultural Center, according to ESO Director of Marketing & Development Cheryl Wendt. Last season that average grew to 79 percent, and the current season...
  • Marriott's dazzling 'La Cage' is bright and bold

    Marriott's dazzling 'La Cage' is bright and bold
    There's a make-or break moment that comes roughly midway through "La Cage Aux Folles," a number that –— done wrong — renders everything before it meaningless and everything after it anticlimactic. It starts unassumingly enough, with a...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater

     REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater
    For anyone who saw the first national tour of the musical "The Addams Family," the amusements currently to be had alongside Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley at the Mercury Theater will not come as a surprise. For that road show of the Broadway...
  • Bad break for 'Billy Elliot' star a good break for his sub

    Bad break for 'Billy Elliot' star a good break for his sub
    One goal of any theater production is to make it to opening night, even if the star breaks his arm just days before. And if the show is Elton John's "Billy Elliot," which won 10 Tony Awards, including best musical, and went on to an extensive national...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • Grammys 2015: Carole King musical 'Beautiful' wins

    The Broadway cast recording of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Sunday won the Grammy Award for musical theater album. Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, who produced the musical with Jason Howland, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-...
  • Grammy Awards 2015: What time is the show?

    Grammy Awards 2015: What time is the show?
    Do Re Mi Fa So … What time are the Grammys, you may sing, er, ask? The awards ceremony will air live Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on CBS. (It is shown on a tape delay on the West Coast.) In the running for the evening&...