Sunday, Christmas Eve: Watch All Star Musicals and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show

Sunday, Christmas Eve: Watch All Star Musicals and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show
‘Twas the night before Christmas and the mouse was stirred by the sound of Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff singing standards from the musicals. Yes, the cricketing legend has dusted off his sparkly suit and reinvented himself as a warbling showman for ITV’s All …
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Review: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas | Dallas Summer Musicals | Music Hall at Fair Park
Dallas — Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is magic. Seriously, did you notice the colder temperatures that started coming in when the musical opened on Tuesday at the Music Hall at Fair Park? And even though North Texas got the shaft on snow, the Dallas …
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2018 OST season to include four musicals
The Okoboji Summer Theatre, operated by Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, will present four musicals and five non-musicals during the 2018 season. Individual show box office admission will be $ 22 for musicals and $ 20 for non-musicals. The 2018 …
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Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC

Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC
This weekend, the music of ABBA will fill Starlight Theatre in the touring production of Broadway’s “Mamma Mia!” Next week, it’s hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys.” And the week after? Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and …
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The 21 Best Movie Musicals Of The 21st Century
Amazon / New Line Cinema / Amplify / Miramax / 20th Century Fox / ScreenCrush Edit The pictures that are here run the gamut from naturalism to exaggeration, and from mainstream hits to arty experiments. What they have in common is that their songs are at …
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A-List: Five Best Musicals of All Time
We are essentially days away from restarting (yes, already) awards season. The Telluride and Toronto’s film festivals have started or are around the corner. Few things are more fraught with folly than trying to predict the Oscars – except, perhaps …
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Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are
When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated. For those of you who don t know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to …
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Where are all the Australian musicals?
The Book of Mormon musical has taken the world by storm, and the Australian production was this week nominated for a Helpmann Award. Other nominees include Aladdin and My Fair Lady – all internationally acclaimed shows. Overseas musicals dominated the …
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Do Revivals Inhibit New Broadway Musicals?
Data doesn’t lie, they say, which is why I decided to take a data-based look at Broadway musicals. In the first part of my inquiry, I was trying to see whether musicals based on movies and “jukebox” musicals using scores created for other media were …
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Latest Musicals News

musicPeople Love Musicals — And Here’s Why
The managing editor asked me to write an article for the Ithaca Times summer supplement on the popularity of musicals in our regional theatre here in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He suggested that I call the artistic directors of some of …
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Director Damien Chazelle hopes to capture the magic of the Golden Age musicals with ‘La La Land’
Aspiring filmmaker and recent Harvard graduate Damien Chazelle moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to follow his dream of making movies only to find the initial journey to be a difficult one. Six years later, his dream has been realized and his journey will be …
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The 50 Best Movie Musicals of All Time
On the surface, movie musicals are love-em-or-hate-em fare; for every devotee, you’ll find a self-avowed enemy of the entire musical genre. But we believe — and we know you Fosse-haters are already bristling — that everyone loves something musical.
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From ‘Hamilton’ To ‘Hedwig,’ Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals

musicFrom ‘Hamilton’ To ‘Hedwig,’ Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals
What do the hit Broadway shows “Hamilton,” “Matilda,” “Hedwig and the Angry Itch,” and “Pippin” have in common? Lake Oswego native-turned-Broadway producer Brisa Trinchero. Trinchero grew up working the box office at the Lakewood Theatre …
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Review: Goodspeed Musicals is busy ‘Chasing Rainbows’
Dorothy and her puppy Toto are iconic figures in motion picture legend. Her journey from a farm house in Kansas all the way to the Land of Oz in the Emerald City, via a yellow brick road, is one millions have traveled with her. Judy Garland, the little …
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Review: ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ – Encores Great American Musicals at City Center
When “Sunday in the Park with George” premiered off Broadway in 1983, it shook things up. Theatergoers were treated to a profoundly moving work of art as much as to a Broadway musical. But over 30 years later, it’s clear that, if “Sunday” wasn …
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Latest Musicals News

musicSimon Bailey on Visiting New Jersey, Joining Blockbuster Musicals and Playing Tommy DeVito in London’s Jersey Boys
‘It’s fun to play the bad guy.’ The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys has been running eight years in London, first at the Prince Edward and now the Piccadilly Theatre, and earlier this year welcomed a new set of principals to tell the …
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Finally, proof that cats love dogs
“We’re a musical-theater family — my sister’s in the chorus of ‘Les Miz’ — so we name our dogs after characters in musicals. Tobias comes from ‘Sweeney Todd,’ Nessa from ‘Wicked.’ We’ve always had poodles and got Nessa from a breede
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Rockwall Summer Musicals presents ‘Mary Poppins’
If feeding the birds, flying a kite and a spoonful of sugar sounds like more than just a fun morning, you may already be a fan of Rockwall Summer Musicals’ current production, “Mary Poppins.” Starting Aug. 12, “Mary Poppins” will run for two …
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It’s showtime! Ariana Grande is going back to musicals and would be PERFECT for these 6 roles

musicIt’s showtime! Ariana Grande is going back to musicals and would be PERFECT for these 6 roles
Ariana Grande has dropped the mic (temporarily) to star in ‘Hairspray Live!‘, this year as Penny Pingleton aka the most accurate role for Ari ever. Since we know theatre, musicals especially is Ari’s first love, we thought why not pick out which …
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The Muni brings audiences ‘Under the Sea’ with production of ‘The Little Mermaid’
“I really enjoy fantasy (musicals) because there are a lot of artistic licenses (one can take) with cast, makeup, costumes and characters,” he said. Lanser and Fisher last appeared at The Muni in the Elvis Presley jukebox production “All Shook Up” two …
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Sister Patricia Joseph Corkery, 94, educator
and at what is now Merion Mercy Academy. She directed many student musicals and operettas at both schools. By studying in the summers, in 1966 she earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. From 1964 to 1968 …
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Latest Musicals News

musicTop 10 Broadway musicals on film
Broadway is looking to Hollywood for ideas more often than the other way around these days, but there are still plenty of stage musicals with potential for big-screen success — including this year’s Christmastime releases of Sondheim’s “Into the Woods …
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People Love Musicals — And Here’s Why
The managing editor asked me to write an article for the Ithaca Times summer supplement on the popularity of musicals in our regional theatre here in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He suggested that I call the artistic directors of some of …
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Guys and Dolls heats up this summer
Musicals of the time were so much a part of the American culture the songs became popular hits, as they did with ‘Guys and Dolls.’” With its fast paced plot the show keeps audiences engaged until the happy ending. Lutz directed the same show for …
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Test your stage IQ: Which musicals started in film?

musicTest your stage IQ: Which musicals started in film?
As Broadway and movie musicals become more interchangeable, it can be difficult to remember the origin of even the most popular productions: Did they start onstage or on-screen? Test your memory here in a quiz that dodges the entire cottage industry of …
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A pair of Big Apple musicals to catch
A visit to New York City last week found a pair of musical gems that may have missed your attention. If you’re unable to get tickets for this year’s well-deserved Tony Award winner, “Fun Home”, might I suggest two more modest offerings? “Fun Home” is a …
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Quiz: Where did these musicals get their start?
The musical version of “Once,” the tale of a Dublin street musician whose encounter with a young woman changes his life, has earned praise from critics and audiences alike: The show won eight Tonys, including best musical, in its initial 2012 Broadway …
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