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Musical Theater

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  • Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind 'Jersey Boys'

    Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind  'Jersey Boys'
    After languishing for decades on old jukeboxes, wedding-DJ playlists and your mom's favorite radio stations, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — think "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),"...
  • Singer Andrew McMahon has really gone solo, sort of

    When indie-pop singer Andrew McMahon dissolved his band Jack's Mannequin in 2012, six years after dissolving his previous band Something Corporate, the idea was for him to finally go solo. But after a quickie four-song EP, "The Pop Underground," in...
  • It's Freddy time: State Theatre releases schedule for high school musicals

    It's Freddy time: State Theatre releases schedule for high school musicals
    It's time for the Freddys. The State Theatre of Easton has released the schedule of 30 high school musicals participating in this year's Freddy Awards. The schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties and Warren County, N.J., present musicals through...
  • NAMM 2015: Turnaround study touts benefits of arts education for kids

    NAMM 2015: Turnaround study touts benefits of arts education for kids
    Though topics at the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim most often trend toward musicians, musical instruments and how they interact, one panel at the annual industry gathering tilted in a decidedly socially conscious...
  • The synth is back: KORG and Moog revive golden-era analog synthesizers

    The synth is back: KORG and Moog revive golden-era analog synthesizers
    The word "vintage" has carried drastically different meanings within the world of musical instruments. In the realm of electric and acoustic guitars and amplifiers, "vintage" in recent years has translated into an important, and lucrative, facet of the...
  • '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...
  • Man behind 'Galavant' music creates songs of our lives

    PASADENA, Calif. The man at the piano in the lobby of the Langham Huntington Hotel is playing a medley of familiar tunes. Along with a couple of Broadway musical numbers, he's belting out bits of some of the best-known numbers from Disney animated...
  • 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...
  • Rostand gets the mob treatment in 'Serrano the Musical'

    Rostand gets the mob treatment in  'Serrano the Musical'
    “Serrano the Musical,” in its world premiere at the Matrix Theatre, relocates “Cyrano de Bergerac,” originally set in 1640 France, to New York’s Little Italy, around now. Edmond Rostand’s classic tale, in which...
  • Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'

    Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'
    Rachel Marie LaPorte is performing in what she calls “a perfect piece of musical theatre.” And she’s doing so in a place she wants to be. For the next several weeks, the Oak Forest native is set to play the role of Consuela in...
  • REVIEW: 'West Side Story' by Drury Lane Theatre

     REVIEW: 'West Side Story' by Drury Lane Theatre
    "West Side Story," that ever-astonishing work of musical theater, is justly famous for the gangland rumblings between the Jets and the Sharks, stunning Jerome Robbins feats of 1950s choreography that advanced the Arthur Laurents narrative like no dance in...