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3 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Red Branch Theatre pays tribute to father of modern American musical

Stephen Sondheim's lengthy career as the composer of Broadway musicals gets sampled in the musical revue "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow," which you'll have the opportunity to love from Sept. 19 to 21 at Red Branch Theatre Company.


Related Topix: Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Theater, Arts, Columbia, MD

4 hrs ago | Back Stage

7 Composers to Try for Your Next Audition

When an audition breakdown asks for a contemporary musical theater song, it can be difficult to know where to begin in terms of finding the right piece of music. There are so many great new writers producing exciting songs every day, and the sheer volume of choices can be daunting.


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11 hrs ago |

BWW TV: Entre Amig@s - 'Ágatha con H'

Cada martes y jueves la webserie Entre Amig@s , creada, escrita, dirigida y producida por Sara Palomo, y con msica original de David vila en la cabecera, nos da la oportunidad de ver en otro papel a actores que por su trabajo se ven vinculados habitualmente a personajes en el teatro. En el captulo de hoy, protagonizado por Daniel Busquier y Natalia Goyn , Nicols contrata a gatha para que le ayude a echar un ojo a su madre, darle medicacin, hacerle la comida... Roberto RodrA guez was born and raised in Madrid, where he currently lives.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


Lifestyle briefs -- Published Sept. 16, 2014

Lodi Musical Theater is holding auditions for the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Parts are available for dancers, singers and actors, ages 14 and older.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Stockton, CA

The Musical Theater Project to Present Ethel Merman: Loud but Honest, 10/12

The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in " Ethel Merman : Loud but Honest," to be presented at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Curtain time is 2 pm on Sunday, October 12. Co-hosted by TMTP artistic director Bill Rudman and music director Nancy Maier, the concert will showcase many of Merman's signature songs -- all of them from musicals -- including "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."


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The Robesonian

A smattering of show tunes

During "Broadway Rox," more than 20 of contemporary musical theater's biggest hits are performed by a cast of six veteran singers from the Great White Way, with accompaniment from a five-piece rock band. The concert will come to Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Saturday.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Pembroke



A musical-theater vet, the Omaha, Neb., native had polished his song-and-dance chops with stints in Jersey Boys and Hairspray , and earned a Tony nod for his sly turn in the comic juggernaut The Book of Mormon . The complex character of Hedwig, an East German songwriter who gave up being a man in her quest for freedom, brings Rannells a whole new set of challenges-not the least of which was logistical.


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Abby Leigh Comes to Brazil for the Opening Night of Man of la Mancha

Last Wednesday in So Paulo premiered the original production of Man of La Mancha, a production from the company Atelier de Cultura that will run untill december of 2014. Landed in the city Abby Leigh, widow of composer of the show Mitch Leigh , to honor the production that has as leading role Cleto Baccic, Sara Sarres and Jorge Maya.


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Desert Ensemble Theatre Company Opens Season with Broadway D-Lights Benefit

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company will open its 2014-15 season on Friday, October 17 with a benefit performance of "Broadway D-Lights," featuring three of the Valley's top vocalists - Keisha D, Charles Herrera and Jerome Elliott. Charlie Creasy is music director for this lively evening of songs spanning decades of American musical theater.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Theater, Arts, Palm Springs, CA, Education Etc.

Rivertown's huge 'Shrek: The Musical' keeps kids laughing, and even charms adults

In a busy kickoff to the fall season, theater-goers have a wide variety of fine productions from which to choose. It is unlikely, however, that they will find a rollicking cast having more fun than the ensemble now taking to the stage in "Shrek: The Musical."


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Arts, Theater

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hispanic Business

OCU Named Top School for Triple Threat Hopefuls

"Few musical theater programs offer enough challenging courses for seriously trained dancers," the story states, but that OCU is one of the best schools in the country for those who wish to train for singing, dancing and acting skills. Performing arts schools at OCU include the .


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Acting Company serves a fresh plate of Hollywood dish

She had racked up an impressive rA©sumA© of comedic and musical-theater roles on a variety of Utah stages, but approaching the milestone of her 50th birthday, she was tired of facing the lack of opportunities for female actors of a certain age. Salt Lake Acting Company opens its season with John Logan's one-woman show, featuring Camille G. Van Wagoner, directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Missouri

Tickets to ONCE National Tour at Aronoff Center Now On Sale

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Aronoff Center for a limited engagement from November 11-23, 2014. Tickets for ONCE are now on sale and can be purchased at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.


Related Topix: Theater, Once, Music!, Tony Awards, Arts, Pop/Rock, Cambridge, MA

Fall theater preview 2014: The 'geek' creators of...

Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen are on the phone together from New York, where they both live fabulous musical-theater star lives thanks to their meta-hit "[title of show]," a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. The lore goes that in 2004, Bell, who wrote the book, and Bowen, who composed the music and penned the lyrics, found out about a contest weeks before deadline, hastily threw together an entry, and voila: "[title of show]."


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Wayne Brady stars in unique version of 'Kiss Me, Kate' at Pasadena Playhouse

Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

EntertainmentSteve Martin's new stage: Musical theater

Steve Martin is sitting alone at an outdoor cafe in Balboa Park, sporting a green linen shirt and an even greener fedora. "Something I overpaid for at Barneys," he cracks to a visitor about the hat, which might've been lifted from a particularly fashion-savvy leprechaun.


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Cool Hunting

Jaguar Unveils New XE in London: The iconic car manufacturer reveals...

Iconic British car manufacturer Jaguar unveiled the latest chapter in its history of "speed, beauty and innovation" with the release of the XE , its long awaited entry-level sports sedan, at London's sprawling Earls Court. The venue was a fitting location: 14 Jaguars have made their debut there.


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'Nice Work if You Can Get it' gives Gershwin music a 21st-century attitude

Composer George Gershwin and his lyricist brother, Ira, wrote many book musicals, including the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize, Their songs for those shows, however, were second to none - and yes, that includes other master songwriters of the early 20th century, such as Cole Porter and Noel Coward. So it's no surprise that the Gershwins' songs have continually been interpolated into "new" musicals, such as "The attitude toward musical theater was very different than it is today," says Mike Strunsky, the nephew of Ira Gershwin, who has been running the Gershwin estate for decades.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Nice Work If You Can Get It


Jane Levy's Sci-Fi 60s Musical 'Bang Bang Baby' Is 'Bananas'

Jane Levy has fought the undead in " Evil Dead " and, far worse, dealt with life in the suburbs in "Suburgatory," but now the young actress faces one of her biggest obstacles to date: musical theater. The young starlet plays, well, a young starlet in her new movie "Bang Bang Baby," one who wants to escape her small town and become a star.


Related Topix: Evil Dead, Jane Levy, Theater, Arts

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's Elmer Gantry This Fall

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis ' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer . Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop , Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff in 1998; the show has not been produced since then.


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