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ORLANDO, Fla. — Back in 1971, Disney promised us the World. And that's precisely what it delivered — in spades. Walt Disney World's castle door flew open Oct. 1 that year, unwrapping an entertainment complex that would go on to vastly...
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined. A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...
A life-sized storybook unfolded on Tuesday night as "Shrek the Musical" opened in Orange County. Everyone's favorite ogre appeared on the stage, bigger and greener than ever, but the stunning visual representation masked a lackluster composition. "Shrek...
If you want to get folks fired up about Renaissance theater, poking fun at William Shakespeare is one way to do it. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is doing that now with the second half of its ninth summer season, the parody "The Complete Works of...
Roars from little cubs could be heard at The Community Arts Center of Cambria County on July 8 as the Kids on Stage children's musical group performed Disney's "The Lion King." Over a dozen children danced, recited lines and sang popular musical...
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Orlando Sentinel Theater CriticIdentical twins Will and Anthony Nunziata want you to know that in at least one important way they are very different: their living styles. "I love Anthony but we're kind of like Oscar and Felix," TV's neat-and-messy odd couple, Will says. "He lives in...
COSTA MESA — In a galaxy not so far, far away, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will overcome the dark side of the Force while singing and dancing this weekend in a musical parody of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." The children's play based on the...
Actor Max McLean has been working like the devil for years. More precisely, he has been portraying a senior demon, Screwtape, in the vast bureaucracy of the Devil, in the two-person show, "The Screwtape Letters," which will be presented at 4 and 8 p.m....
"I'm a bit bipolar," sings Princess Fiona in "Shrek: The Musical," a fitting sentiment for a show that seems much the same. One minute, it's delightfully entertaining; the next, it's dully plodding. Then, it's goofily charming; then, ham-handedly...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unlike most frantic new fathers, Elton John isn't stressed out about the two very different offspring in his life: newborn Zachary Jackson Levon and "Gnomeo & Juliet," an animated film that he's been parenting for more than a...
"The Lion King" will come roaring back to Orlando in April 2012 for a monthlong engagement. The Florida Theatrical Association's next touring Broadway season also includes these treats: The restaging of "Les Miserables" to celebrate the musical's 25th...
WGN Feature ReporterIt just doesn't get any better than "The Lion King's" opening sequence. A few years ago, I caught the movie during its IMAX re-release. I'll never forget how that African sun blared onto the screen, and looking around at all of the kids in the theater...
Tags: Movies, Blu-ray Discs, Avatar (movie), IMAX, Entertainment
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