| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:15 AM
"Look out! Here comes Audrey II!!" A man-eating plant from outer space is arriving soon at Harford Technical High School.
Harford Technical High School's Cobra Theatre Company will be presenting Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's campy musical "Little Shop...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:07 PM
Infinity Theatre Company continues its first full summer season with "Little Shop of Horrors," a 1982 dark musical comedy with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. With this terrific production, Infinity fulfills its promise to bring...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Before I saw "Frozen," Disney's altogether splendid new animated feature, I couldn't remember the last time I'd emerged from such a movie actually humming the soundtrack. Forced to guess, I'd say it was 15 years ago with "Mulan," a modest charmer whose...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
(FRESNO, Calif.)-- The impetuous Sofia, the latest princess to join Disney royalty through her Disney Channel series "Sofia the First," has always been able to turn to the other members of the animated royal court in times of trouble. In the Sunday prime-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On a Monday afternoon in early September, conductor Tim Davies is putting an 81-piece orchestra through its paces on the Warner Bros. scoring stage. On the bigscreen behind the musicians, a carrot-nosed snowman comforts an ailing princess inside an ice-...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
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A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.”
"Aladdin" will join other...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:49 PM
When you've been reviewing theatrical productions for a few years (and in my case, quite a few), you develop a certain fondness for particular shows that only turn up once in a blue moon on a local stage.
Two of my personal favorites in that category are...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Disney's Broadway lineup will get shaken up this spring, with "Mary Poppins" said to be shuttering in March -- to be replaced, word has it, with the tuner adaptation of "Aladdin."
"Poppins" has not attained the kind of consistent big-money sales of mega-...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's the time of year for audacious new musicals. Even before the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford gets going with its slate of readings of brand new musicals at the 2013 National Music Theater Conference, and even before the International...
| Jan 6, 2013
The holidays are behind us, and it's time to turn our attention to what's shaping up as an exciting first quarter in the Hampton Roads arts arena. Several premieres are coming our way, and some major talent is dropping by. Here's a look at some upcoming...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:27 AM
This is not your mother's "Sister Act."
The mega-successful Whoopi Goldberg movie vehicle from 1992 (and the sequel in 1993) has a whole new get-down-tonight, 1970s vibe for the stage musical "Sister Act the Musical," which is coming to the Broward...