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"Wicked" scores big with its full house at the Marcus Center

Published Nov. 6, 2015

Every now and then there is a moment in live theater when the audience rises as one and the sound is like a thousand shotguns going off all at once. That's the sound you get at the end of the first act of "Wicked," the 12-year-old Broadway hit that is currently at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.


Father-son duo's radio musical uncovers history of "The Ethiopian Ball"

Published Oct. 15, 2015

If you happen to be flipping through radio channels tonight, you may hear something pretty unexpected in between all of the usual pop suspects: a harpsichord. No, it's not the product of some new Ă¼ber-hipster band. The harpsichord is actually just one part of a small orchestra performing "The Ethiopian Ball," a new 70-minute radio "comic opera" created by father-son team Eric and Roger Beaumont and premiering on WMSE tonight at 6 p.m.


Behind the scenes with the tapping toes of "Anything Goes"

Published Jan. 3, 2015

It may be a dream for dance captain Bradley Allan Zarr to take on Kathleen Marshall's Tony-winning choreography for "Anything Goes" - coming to the Marcus Center on Tuesday, Jan. 6 - but the first act finale is a verified monster: an extended 12-minute tap attack to the tune of Cole Porter's titular song.


The desperately modern "Annie" is cinematic artificial sweetener

Published Dec. 29, 2014

Before the movie's going to congratulate itself for nixing its namesake, it ought to replace or reinvent it with something at least a little bit better. And unfortunately, this new "Annie" - encased in layers of fake sugary pop-song gloss and forced modernity - isn't all that much of an improvement.

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