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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • The 'Folles' in our stars

    The 'Folles' in our stars
    Just as the same-sex marriage ban in Florida ends, the run of "La Cage aux Folles" at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre begins. The musical centers on a long-term gay relationship, and the Wick production features Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles, both of...
  • Lehigh Valley classical music: What's coming in 2015

    The New Year brings plenty of great classical music to our area, with some new twists to some old favorites. Aerialists will perform over the heads of symphony musicians in a sure-to-be-memorable concert, and dancers will take to the stage in two others....
  • 50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum

    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum
    Jazz was in trouble. In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing, jobs were evaporating and the music seemed to be coming to a creative and commercial dead end. Until, that is, a group of intrepid players from the South Side of...
  • CTW to hold spring play auditions Jan. 20-21

    CTW to hold spring play auditions Jan. 20-21
    The Children’s Theatre of Winnetka has announced it will host auditions this month for its spring production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Auditions are open to New Trier Township children in fourth through eighth grades, and will take...
  • So you think you want to see 'Flashdance the Musical'?

    So you think you want to see 'Flashdance the Musical'?
    No matter how hard the cast of "Flashdance the Musical" tries, every bump is just a grind. The musical-comedy running through Feb. 1 at the Kravis Center is a valiant and faithful (perhaps too much so) staging of the 1983 movie that made Jennifer...
  • Maltz Jupiter Theatre stages "The Wiz"

    Maltz Jupiter Theatre stages "The Wiz"
    The yellow brick road leads to Jupiter, Florida. That's where "The Wiz" is being staged by Maltz Jupiter Theatre Jan. 13-Feb1. Besides being a take on "The Wizard of Oz," the 1975 Broadway hit is also a musical journey through the musical idioms of...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 4-11: 'The Whipping Man' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 4-11: 'The Whipping Man' and more
    LernerĀ & Loewe'sĀ "Camelot" holds court at Cerritos Center, Chris Lemmon returns in "Jack Lemmon Returns" at the Broad, and South Coast Rep presents the Matthew Lopez drama "The Whipping Man." LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2015 Twenty young performers...
  • Theater review: 'Newsies' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

     Theater review: 'Newsies' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    Isn't there a little spark of rebellion in us all? A feeling that we are taken advantage of, not paid what we're worth, not treated with the respect we deserve? "Newsies," the touring Disney Theatrical musical based on a 1992 film, cleverly taps into...
  • 'Pippin' Revival Tour Delivers The Magic At Bushnell

    'Pippin' Revival Tour Delivers The Magic At Bushnell
    The show: "Pippin" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. What makes it special?: It's the tour stop of Tony Award-winning musical revival. First impressions: From the first "Doo-dle-ee-do" sinuously sung by wicked temptress Sasha...
  • Proud 'Lion King' still dazzles

    Proud 'Lion King' still dazzles
    "The Lion King" is still a regal visual treat. The top-earning musical -- now at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale through Feb. 1 -- hasn't (at first glance) lost any of its wow-factor when it comes to stage spectacle. And if...