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  • Lyric's passion must extend to musical theater

    Lyric's passion must extend to musical theater
    In 2008, New York's Lincoln Center revived a Broadway warhorse: "South Pacific." At the beginning of the overture in the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the lip of Michael Yeargan's setting, which had the outline of a tropical island, began to move backward, as waves ebb upon a shore. As it receded, hordes of musicians were revealed, all playing the glorious music of Richard Rodgers. You could see tears in people's eyes. As the Russian formalists used to put it, the familiar was made strange, and the strange made intensely familiar.
  • Freddy Awards will send top two teen thespians to national awards

     
    The winners of the best actor an actress at the Freddy Awards will again be eligible to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards, culminating with a live awards show in New York City at which the top students will win a Jimmy Award....

    Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway

    Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway
    Ken Watanabe will follow in the considerable footsteps of Yul Brynner when he takes on the role of the King of Siam in the upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." As previously announced, the production, from Lincoln...

    Emmaus atop Freddy list

    Emmaus atop Freddy list
    Emmaus Area High School's production of "The Phantom of the Opera" led the nominations Thursday for the 2011 Freddy Awards with 16, including best musical, best actress and best actor. Freedom High School, with its production of "Joseph and The Amazing...

    Cockpit in Court Summer Theater opens with "The King and I"

    Cockpit in Court Summer Theater opens with "The King and I"
    The opening of Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is a sign of the season for local theatergoers. It's kicking off its 40th season on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County with a production of "The King and I" that has voices as...