| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Episode 2 of auditions has us in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Last week there weren't any joke auditions - some that were clearly not going to make it, but still had an interesting or heart warming story. And silly dad dancing is fine and not exploitative....
| Mar 22, 2013
Sunday, March 24
Figure skating The Gardens Figure Skating Club presents its ninth annual spring ice show, "Mary Poppins," at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel. Shows feature more than 60 skaters, ages 3-55,...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Deftones performed to a sold-out Rams Head Live crowd on Friday night, delivering a fast-paced 90-minute set that leaned on classics from 1995 through 2000, much to the delight of the heavily goateed crowd. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there....
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:42 AM
Like "The Secret Garden" that gives this 1991 Broadway musical its title, the production at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre takes a while to blossom. It has its share of vocal highlights and always remains enjoyable, but the story's powerful emotions...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:26 AM
In case you're wondering, the title character does fly above the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre in the 2006 Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." Just as there are rather obvious wires making her flight possible, the show itself tends to be obvious.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:04 PM
One cold night last year with too much time on my hands, I found myself tumbling down an Alec Guinness rabbit hole, streaming first the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and then, the late hour be damned, continuing on with the...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
The Supreme Court revived a copyright lawsuit against MGM over recent profits from the 1980 film "Raging Bull," ruling that the heirs of writers and composers may wait decades before seeking royalties from the re-release of a famous work.
The court's 6-...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora announced its full 2014-15 season on Wednesday.
It begins in August (22) with the “Happy Together Tour,” a music line-up including The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:50 PM
It's not every day that you get to write something like this, so let's just say it: "Mary Poppins" may be the most controversial movie at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival.
OK, maybe that is a stretch. The 1964 Disney classic recently got tapped...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For one small moment, in the middle of The Actors Fund annual gala at the sold-out New Amsterdam Theater on Monday night, it seemed like the fun-filled evening was going to turn serious and formal. Brian Stokes Mitchell took to the stage behind a podium...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $44.99
Available on VOD beginning March 18
Disney's clever, heartwarming Rapunzel riff "Tangled" was a surprise smash back in 2010, setting the stage for last year's billon-dollar-grossing, multi-Oscar-...