| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Although the adjectives "madcap" and "murderous" do not frequently appear together, both aptly describe Joseph Kesselring's black comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace."
This classic first appeared onstage in 1941 but grew in popularity after its 1944 screen...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Brandon Dial has a big hook to fill. The River Hill High School senior is playing Captain Hook, one the most infamous villains in children's literature, in the school's musical performance of "Peter Pan" that opens Friday, Nov. 1.
Physically, he fits...
| Jul 2, 2012
No need to head out of town for things to do this weekend. The historic district has so much going on you should simply book a room at Obladi, the bed and breakfast on Main Street, and plan to make a holiday of it.
Friday night, July 6, is First Friday,...
| Jan 15, 2012
Social worker Chris Muldowney and film professor Christopher Llewellyn Reed have found a way to translate their love of movies into, among other things, groceries, fire insurance, hearing aids, a mattress, a new window, the vet bill for a beloved cat...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:27 PM
MOUNT DORA — In "Arsenic and Old Lace" a drama critic finds out on his wedding day that the two spinster aunts who raised him have become homicidal maniacs.
"He is part of a family where everyone is insane which drives him crazy," said Duncan...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Enjoy an intimate concert featuring singer Arthur "Terry" Beebe, who will sing classic songs from the Great American Songbook from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St.
Patrons also can get a sneak peek of the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Orlando Shakespeare Theater has given us a heads up on the faces old and new we'll see during the upcoming 2014-15 season. Lots of familiar local talent is in the lineup, as well as actors making their Central Florida debut.
Single tickets the Shakes'...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Paul Douglas (Doug) Hale, an actor who appeared in films including Michael Mann's "Ali" as well on TV and onstage, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 25, following a brief illness. He was 73.
In addition to director Mann's Muhammad...
| Jun 8, 2014
Do you think you know the Tony Awards? Facts like how many times Neil Patrick Harris has hosted? Or The the year it began being televised? Maybe so, but what about the more difficult question? Here's our quiz.
Click through the gallery above for the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The news of the death of actress Jean Stapleton at the age of 90 was sad but not surprising this weekend. The actress was in failing health for years. Indeed she withdrew from the lead in the Hartford Stage production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:17 AM
In writing his play "Almost, Maine," John Cariani knew he didn't want any lobsters, galoshes or characters saying "ayuh."
Like the persevering people of the state he grew up in, the play's popularity grew slowly, steadily. Despite a short-lived off-...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens.
This one is...