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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • L.A. Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles strikes chord in city

    L.A. Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles strikes chord in city
    Vivian Trejo practices the French horn above a row of bodegas on a broken street. She opens her score sheet. A boy hollers in the alley, a plane skims the haze beyond her window. She presses her lips to a silver mouthpiece, blows through coiled steel...
  • Black History Month marked with events, history, music and more

    Black History Month is a celebration of African-American history and culture. This year, the Daily Press is presenting a Black History Primer with the information you need to know about African-American history in four Peninsula localities. Each Sunday in...
  • REVIEW: 'First Date' at the Royal George Cabaret

     REVIEW: 'First Date' at the Royal George Cabaret
    Early in “First Date,” the savvily titled but thoroughly predictable Broadway musical from 2013, one of the primo datees, the cute-but-snarky Casey, she of the red dress and the wrist tattoo, decides to torture the disappointingly nebbish...
  • Carlene Carter re-embraces family legacy

    Carlene Carter re-embraces family legacy
    Famous parents can sometimes create a legacy so towering that their children are never able to forge an identity of their own. But Carlene Carter was never daunted by the huge shadow her family cast, even though her mother was June Carter, wife of...
  • 'Frozen' musical adaptation bringing back movie's Oscar-winning writers

    'Frozen' musical adaptation bringing back movie's Oscar-winning writers
    The planned stage adaptation of the hit movie "Frozen" will feature some of the same talents that made the Oscar-winning animated feature. Disney said on Friday that Jennifer Lee, who co-directed the movie and wrote the screenplay, will work on the book...
  • Anna Kendrick and Conan O'Brien turn 'Conan' into a musical

    Anna Kendrick and Conan O'Brien turn 'Conan' into a musical
    Anna Kendrick was a guest on "Conan" on Thursday night, promoting her upcoming musical film "The Last Five Years." But rather than the usual celeb-and-host reparte, she and Conan O'Brien decided to show rather than tell. In other words, they turned...
  • Opera series wraps with tasty treat

     Opera series wraps with tasty treat
    Food mixed with music can be a recipe for success. Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts in University Park will offer a food-themed show March 1 for the Opera Up Close series' fifth season finale. "The afternoon is basically built...
  • "Jekyll & Hyde" the musical opens at Rialto

    "Jekyll & Hyde" the musical opens at Rialto
    A man with a very dark side. Two women in love with him. And a score that includes songs that have been featured in the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup. "I call it a guys' musical. It appeals to everyone, including maybe the guys...
  • Eclectic band Ritchie Parrish Ritchie rises from folky Tanglefoot

    Steve Ritchie is enthusiastic about his music, but in a phone call from his home in Ontario, he hesitates as he tries to describe it. "I would call it folk rock, but that could mean so many things. It does follow the folk tradition of telling stories."...
  • Singer Hayden Milanes leads the cast of 'Jersey Boys'

    Singer Hayden Milanes leads the cast of 'Jersey Boys'
    Hayden Milanes loved baseball as a kid. He's in the major leagues now, but not for swinging a bat. His vocal pipes have been his ticket to fame as a lead in the touring company of "Jersey Boys." The Broadway musical, based on the story of the pop...
  • 'The Last Five Years' feels a bit stage-bound

     'The Last Five Years' feels a bit stage-bound
    "The Last Five Years," starring Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan and their powerful pipes, plays like a Broadway musical, because basically it is a musical. A very distinctive Jason Robert Brown musical, albeit the run was off-Broadway. With clever lyrics,...