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Tribune arts criticThey're not writing songs like Richard Rodgers' anymore, his melodies some soft and silken, some light and comic, some darkly haunting never topped in grace or craft. If Irving Berlin's tunes epitomized the art of simplicity, if George Gershwin's...
Tribune Chief CriticIf the Disney organization can turn old animated movies into new stage hits, why shouldn't the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, which boasts almost as well known a brand name in family entertainment, be able to do the same thing with an old...
Special to the TribuneA 50th anniversary gala celebration last summer at the North Shore Theater of Wilmette brought alumni from around the country back to town to renew old friendships and reminisce over stage productions long gone by. For at least one visitor, the itch to...
Tribune arts reporterEven by the perennially optimistic standards of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, "State Fair" is a remarkably sugary confection. It has no room for a Jud Fry nor a Jigger. Conflict, troubles and secret desires here all as fleeting and ephemeral as...
Special to the TribuneWhen he signed on to do a national tour reviving "South Pacific," Michael Nouri had no idea that this latest incarnation of the famous musical would open at such an extraordinarily sad period in American history. "Everything we are doing is...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe following is a list of theatrical productions: ANNIE RUSSELL THEATRE The theater is on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Season tickets are $50 and $60 for general audiences and $47 and $57 for seniors. Second-stage shows...
Tribune arts reporterDespite its reputation as the consummate celebration of heartland values, "Oklahoma!" actually is the most brilliant dissection of nationalist unease, sexual confusion and communal insecurity ever to be penned for the American musical theater. The...
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Sun Arts WriterTwo Weeks Before the Debut of Her New Play, Snakes: "Don't tell anyone," Cherie Vogelstein confides, "but I haven't written it yet." That's dismaying, given the importance of the event. It's mid-fall, and Snakes is to premiere in New York City at the...
Sun Theater CriticStephen Sondheim has told the story so often, it's nearly a legend. When he was 15, he showed Oscar Hammerstein a musical he had written with two fellow students. He was, he admits, naive enough to think it was worth putting on professionally....
Tags: Melissa Errico, Broadway Theater, Japan, Theater, Family
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