| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The Wick Theatre is alive with “The Sound of Music.”
The new Boca Raton theater’s inaugural production of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical has been dusted off by director Michael Ursua and imbued with a little...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Marilynn Wick just couldn’t resist snapping up a Boca Raton theater of her very own.
“I never thought I’d be opening up a theater in my own lifetime,” says Wick, who along with her daughters Kim and Kelly run Costume World...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman.
Bikel is 89. Three...
| Jul 21, 2013
Seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated"Hello, Dolly!" opened on Broadway and gave America something to sing and cheer about.
The historic musical comedy triumph is something Broadway old-timers still rhapsodize about. The...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Twenty summers ago Orange Coast College reopened its remodeled Robert B. Moore Theatre with a rousing production of the beloved Broadway musical "South Pacific."
The campus theater originally opened in 1955.
The iconic 1949 Richard Rodgers/Oscar...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:12 PM
It's becoming a banner year for musical theater creators Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. First, their signature show "The Fantasticks" was "magically" revived at South Coast Repertory, and now the Laguna Playhouse is turning its spotlight, quite...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Thanks to the readers for their prayers and kind comments about the passing of my mother, Marie Boedeker. Mother on Friday received the funeral she had designed. Mother, a longtime music teacher and church organist, wanted group singing one more time. The...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Evelyn Ward, an actress and singer with credits on Broadway, in nightclubs and on television and the mother of David Cassidy, died Dec. 23 in Los Angeles. She was 89 and suffered from Alzheimer's-related dementia. Ward began her career as a Roxyette at...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:30 AM
"Happy New Year! An unnamed tutelary angel is called the Angel of Media. This angel became corrupted through "national bias," or so it says in "The Dictionary of Angels."
Such a thought makes a lot of sense, but an Angel of Media would be too cynical...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The thoughts and prayers of millions have supported Newtown since last Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the open hearts have been matched by open wallets and acts of kindness, great and small.
From cookies and coats to yoga classes...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:05 PM
By all means enjoy her hapless attempts to shampoo a man out of her hair. But if you fall totally in love with Ensign Nellie Forbush, then you're not watching the right "South Pacific." As Oscar Hammerstein II wrote, in that disarmingly simple lyric,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:30 PM
"I AM into comedy!" declared model Heidi Klum.
Anyone who has ever watched -- or participated in -- "Project Runway," might disagree. Sometimes "P.R." seems to be just a teeny bit sadistic. But I guess that can be amusing to some people.
NEXT YEAR MARKS...