| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Through March 25, Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia is offering a stunning production of "The King and I," which tells the story of an English widow and the king of Siam finding mutual respect and affection despite their different cultures.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Looking to shake those winter blahs? One sure way is to "whistle a happy tune."
That's the prescription, anyway, once provided by Oscar Hammerstein II and being filled again now by "The King and I" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Pianist Brian Ganz will return to his hometown of Columbia to once again perform at the Sundays at Three chamber music concert series this Sunday, Nov. 6, p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road.
Ganz is now based...
| Feb 13, 2004
Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical "Flower Drum Song" in 1961. The year before, he won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer.
But after "Flower Drum Song" he never again played the leading man in a major...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Countless words led to Stephen Sondheim receiving the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement Sunday, but some of the most difficult for him to write were also the simplest.
Looking relaxed on the Symphony Center stage in his olive-...
| Nov 8, 2010
Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
| Nov 28, 2010
Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95.
The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 10:46 AM
It's impossible to review the touring production of "South Pacific," now in the Loop, without a little history of personal frustration. The story begins in 2008 in New York's Lincoln Center and ends with my walk down the aisle of the Cadillac Palace...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Conceived 70 years ago, Park La Brea has managed to remain relevant in a city that seems to grow ever-young....
| Oct 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
I admit I always get a little thrill up my spine when I hear “You'll Never Walk Alone.” Here's a chance to hear it, in the show it was written for: The Valencia Character Company will kick off its 2010-11 theater season with the classic,...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Stephen Sondheim www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog March to Keep Fear Alive It was a Stephen-squared event Tuesday night on Comedy Central's "The Colbert...