| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman and Danielle Ferland will be featured in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," a co-production with Baltimore's CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse.
Mark Lamos, artistic director of the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:29 AM
The Freddy Awards kick off in weekend with Stephen Sondheim's dark musical "Sweeney Todd," presented by Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. Thursday through Saturday.
The Freddy Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a record number of...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Here's another look at a religious leader in South Florida. Today we're talking with the Rev. Andrew Coleman of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood.
Q: Is it easy or hard to become pastor of a church that you grew up in?
A: I think it's a great...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:45 AM
The show: The national tour of "Les MisÚrables" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
Again?: Well, it's been 25 years since "Les MisÚrables" opened on Broadway with its pop opera (or as it was more commonly...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:25 AM
Tossing a spitball in the face of tragedy, the goofy-but-grim meta-musical "Urinetown" was the first show to open on Broadway after the Sept. 11 attacks. Its success (including Tonys for Greg Kotis' book and Kotis and Mark Hollmann's score) handily proved...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The label long ago coined for those who can act, sing and dance was "triple threat." But there aren't many of those folks working in the movies these days. Hugh Jackman is one. And whenever he gets nostalgic for Hollywood's "Golden Age" when triple...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:13 PM
The Pinocchio who will walk onstage next week at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, just a few miles away from Disneyland, isn't for the fainthearted.
Costa Mesa resident Luke Yellin will perform as the wooden puppet in "Shrek the Musical," but his...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Sitting at a local coffeehouse with Caden Michael Gray, it would be easy to think you're conversing with a seasoned showbiz veteran as opposed to an on-the-rise actor.
Then again, both impressions may be accurate.
After all, the recent Huntington...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:50 PM
A life-sized storybook unfolded on Tuesday night as "Shrek the Musical" opened in Orange County.
Everyone's favorite ogre appeared on the stage, bigger and greener than ever, but the stunning visual representation masked a lackluster composition.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:51 AM
A piano journey
The music department at Howard Community College continues its sixth concert season with "A Musical Journey from West to East" with the Octtava Piano Duo Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., in its Monteabaro Recital Hall.