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Musical Theater

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  • New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development

    New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development
    No real surprise but affirming and important to hear. A new study by University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers shows that playing instruments helps "kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety." Called...
  • Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?

    Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?
    The experts at Music Together say "no"....that everyone has the ability to learn to be musical. The early childhood music organization is trying to get this word out, in reaction to a survey it commissioned, conducted online by Harris Poll, that shows...
  • Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All

    Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All
    Exit, Mr. Goodspeed It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
  • 'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play

    'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play
    The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
  • Occidental Gypsy Converting Fans With Unique Swing

    Occidental Gypsy Converting Fans With Unique Swing
    As it journeys from venue to venue throughout the United States, Occidental Gypsy, a red-hot, Django Reinhardt-inspired, gypsy swing and fusion band, loves to encourage rapt listeners to get up on their feet and dance to its classically retro yet...
  • A Musical Parody Of '50 Shades' In Waterbury, New London

    A Musical Parody Of '50 Shades' In Waterbury, New London
    Just as news arrives that the "tampon scene" from the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" is apparently not part of the impending film version of the provocative bestseller, the nationally touring mockery of the book, "50 Shades! The Musical Parody" returns to...
  • '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...
  • Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast

    Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast
    What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...
  • Late conductor remembered for his achievements

    Late conductor remembered for his achievements
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle...
  • 'Book of Mormon' to return to Hippodrome

    'Book of Mormon' to return to Hippodrome
    Those perky missionaries in their white shirts and black ties will return to Baltimore to spread humor, or offense, once again. "The Book of Mormon," the irreverent musical from the creators of "South Park," broke a house record last season when it...