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2 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

City votes for task force to study building new Sacramento performing arts venue

Sacramento's City Councilvoted Thursday night to create a task force to examine the possibility of building a major new performing arts venue to replace downtown's aging -- a 2,500-seat space that hosts ballet, musical theater and orchestra performances.

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6 hrs ago | MLive.com

U-M's 'Les Miserables' has sweeping vocals

The U-M musical theater department's sweeping production of "Les Miserables" doesn't feature a turntable floor, as did the original London production, but it nonetheless reminds you why that staging device came in so handy: the 3 hour musical journeys to several locales, spans many years, and involves a large number of characters.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Entertainment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Photo Flash: Scera's the Drowsy Chaperone Begins Tonight

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone," is anything but drowsy with its energetic cast, charming script, lively music and a clever play-within-a-play approach that has been described as "a love letter to musical theatre."

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Barnstable Patriot

A very sound Sound of Music

FOLLOW EVERY RAINBOW Mother Abbess offers inspirational advice to Maria in Chatham Drama Guild's The Sound of Music.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Chicago, IL

Examiner.com

Soul Train 'the hippest trip in America' is making a stop on Broadaway

On Wednesday April 16 NY Daily reported that creator of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages," Matthew Weaver, is setting his sights on bringing another musical to Broadway and it's been known as "the hippest trip in America.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

BroadwayWorld.com

Jai Rodriguez, Jason Paige & More Set for Procky Rises at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/18

BROADWAY BARRE SHOW SERIES presents ROCKY RISES, A Very Good Friday on April 18th at 9:00PM at Rockwell Table & Stage.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Rock musical 'Hair' coming to Tri-Cities April 22

Hair rocked the boat on Broadway in 1968. It wasn't just because of its controversial theme and nudity, but also it was the first rock musical performed on stage.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Arts, Theater

The Wave

'Porgy and Bess' musical coming to Los Angeles was created with history and authenticity in mind

Alicia Hall Moran and Nathaniel Stampley star in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," which opens April 23 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Theater, Porgy and Bess, Los Angeles, CA

Houstonian

Bearkats honored at annual Sammys Awards

A total of 27 awards were handed out to students and faculty members while a jazz ensemble accompanied the ceremony and ballet and musical theater performances took place during the breaks.

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Related Topix: Sam Houston State University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Austin, TX, University of Texas at Austin, Austin College

Martinsburg Journal

Coming Together

The Scene Stealers, a Shepherd University student-run musical theater group, is producing a fresh and modern take on a 1970s cult classic - "Godspell."

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Related Topix: Shepherd University, Arts, Theater, Godspell, Musical Movies, Photography

USA Today

Radcliffe aims to make latest Broadway role "authentic"

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the Broadway play, 'The Cripple of Inishmaan.' Radcliffe says that New Yorkers are cooler than Londoners about his fame.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, Greater London County, England, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Theater, Arts

Pridesource.com

A 'Foreigner' Finds A New Home

For some, going to a place completely new would be exciting. They could check out the local attractions, absorb the culture, and mingle with different people.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Georgia

BroadwayWorld.com

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014

Happy Holy Week and Passover time, peeps! Spring festivals fill the air. I don't know if this means you have more free time or less, or more family time at home or out and about.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Theater, Arts, Life, Memorial Day, Holidays, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

KETK

Broadway pros to conduct master class April 24 at TJC

Tony-nominated baritone Ron Raines and Broadway conductor Donald Pippin will offer their professional expertise during a musical theater master class at Tyler Junior College.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Soap Opera, Guiding Light, Ron Raines, Theater, Arts, Symphony

News Times

'Musical Mondays' offers up a cautionary tale

Rachel Schulte will be among the cast of "The Gingerbread Pimp," which ends this year's season of Musical Mondays at Curtain Call theater company in Stamford, Conn.

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Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Theater, Arts

River Front Times

Once: Fox Theatre stages atypical musical in the stage version of popular film

As a rule, Broadway musicals don't do subtlety. But Once , the little tale of almost-love that opened last week at the Fox Theatre, breaks with many Broadway conventions, exchanging its over-the-top sets and bombast for a wistful and somewhat hokey sentimentality about what might have been.

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Town Topics

Musical Co-Authored by PHS Alum Selected by Musical Theater Festival

Harrison Kaufman and Christopher Anselmo like to joke that they're too young to drink, but they can write a musical.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Broadway, NJ, New York University

The Spectrum

Magical Musical Tour

There are many Beatles tribute bands, but most are content to stick to the colossal task of performing the Fab Four's music while also dressing and acting like the lads from Liverpool.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Theater, Arts

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