| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Somewhere, a halfway decent adaptation of the 1983 hit movie “Flashdance” is fighting to break away from the amiable, strongly performed mess of a show that has arrived at the Hippodrome. Instead, we get an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again.
Not the original quartet, whose survivors now are in their 70s and 80s, but the young singers-actors who make up the cast of "Jersey Boys," both on...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"On Your Feet!," the brewing musical about the lives and careers of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, has mapped out a conga-line to Broadway, with producers of the tuner planning a Chicago try-out next summer ahead of a fall 2015 opening on the Main...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Before you mock the very notion of "Flashdance — The Musical," ponder the worldwide gross of the 1983 cinematic story of the Pittsburgh welder with big dreams and a love of oversized sweatshirts: $150 million or so. It's also worth noting that the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
NEW YORK — Despite the salacious title, the hardbody at the core of the newest Broadway musical has neither pliable tissue nor a pulse nor anything sexy, really, to return to those who stretch out their desperate hands for a feel of its sharp...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:54 AM
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical that debuted earlier this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, has set a March opening on Broadway. The folksy production, about a group of people competing to win a new truck, is set to officially open at the Brooks...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week.
"Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater.
Ever since South Coast Repertory first...