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  • 'Shrek the Musical' sends message that different is OK

    'Shrek the Musical' sends message that different is OK
    The moral lesson in "Shrek the Musical" is that it's important to accept people who are different; and the title character, who is a green-hued ogre, definitely qualifies as different. It's easy to learn this lesson in the festive production running at...
  • Musicians' choices will shape chamber concert

    Musicians' choices will shape chamber concert
    Members of the Columbia Orchestra get to explore compositions written for smaller ensembles when they perform a free chamber concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. Most of the pieces involve quartet and quintet...
  • Celebrating 50th anniversary of 'Funny Girl' on Broadway

    Celebrating 50th anniversary of 'Funny Girl' on Broadway
    For us Streisand fanatics, "Funny Girl" is an especially big deal. The musical provided an ideal platform for her talents, and she sure made the most of it. (I was too young and too far away to be there, but from the first time I heard the original cast...
  • Rising Star again a highlight of Howie night

    Rising Star again a highlight of Howie night
    Two musical theater triple-threats, two musicians, two classical vocalists and four dancers. That's the field competing this year for the title of Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala...
  • Love and loss — with music — on stage at Red Branch

    Theaters usually take a short break between productions in order to catch their breath, but Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company is about to have two musicals running in repertory that hopefully won't have the theater staff running out of breath. The...
  • Lorraine Mihok

    Lorraine Mihok
    Lorraine D. Mihok, a retired John Carroll School office administrator, died March 6 at Symphony Manor Assisted Living of complications from a fall following a stroke she suffered in 2012. The Forest Hill resident was 75. Born Lorraine Dailey in...
  • 'House of Cards' wins Peabody Award

    'House of Cards' wins Peabody Award
    Maryland-made "House of Cards" was one of several entertainment series to win a Peabody Award Wednesday.  "By releasing an entire season of episodes at once, Netflix took binge viewing to a new level and obliterated the idea that a hit TV show needs a...
  • 'Cinderella' brings magic to Reservoir High stage [Fulton/Highland]

    'Cinderella' brings magic to Reservoir High stage [Fulton/Highland]
    "Cinderella," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the creators of "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music," is coming to the Reservoir High School stage. Brought to you by the Reservoir High School Drama and Music...
  • This 'Ghost' carries a tune

    This 'Ghost' carries a tune
    Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work. Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
  • Dolores Mae Ali, technical writer

    Dolores Mae Ali, technical writer
    Dolores Mae Hammond Ali, a retired Social Security Administration technical writer, died of cancer Friday at her Randallstown home. She was 75. Born Dolores Mae Hammond in Baltimore, she was raised on Presstman Street in West Baltimore and was a...
  • 'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome

    'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome
    Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.  For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a...
  • 'Bat Boy' is a fully refined creature feature at Colonial Players

    'Bat Boy' is a fully refined creature feature at Colonial Players
    "Bat Boy: The Musical" may not be what one expects — there's not a baseball in sight— but it's still a must-see show in all aspects, captivating Colonial Players audiences since it opened in March. Set to a melodic pop-rock score, this...