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Whistling Away the Dark – Shana Farr is Exceptional

Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Classically trained singers rarely transition well from opera/operetta to American Songbook and musical theater. Most are inadvertently strident and showy unable to express themselves with

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Saving Mr. Banks – A Spoonful of Sugar With Some Medicine

Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Mary Poppins and the Banks. They’re family to me. So insists P.L Travers (Emma Thompson). Much like her famous creation, P.L. Travers is aggravating, stubborn,

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Art Deco Lighting (With a Nod to Gatsby)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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In deference to the arrival of Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann’s flashy remake of The Great Gatsby), and what will undoubtedly be a resurgence of all things

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Grimm vs. Once Upon A Time
Battle of the Fairy Tale Shows

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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One year it’s vampires, another year zombies, and this year it’s fairy tales that have become the new cultural trend. We have not one but

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice—A Favorite for Film Makers

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
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When Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland opens on Friday, March 5, the film will join many others that have sought to bring Lewis Carroll’s tales

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We Could Have Listened All Night

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
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They came from as far away as New Zealand and Australia. One gentleman flew over from London dressed in a tuxedo for the occasion. An

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