| 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...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Apr 20, 2012
Jonathan Frid, whose portrayal of charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins in the supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows" turned the classically trained actor into a pop-culture star in the late 1960s, has died. He was 87.
Frid died April 13 of natural causes...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Jonathan Frid, the man known to fans around the world as Barnabas Collins, the suave vampire from the cult hit soap opera "Dark Shadows" has died at age 87.
The Hamilton Spectator, of Hamilton, Ontario, reports the Canadian actor died in his hometown...