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Come with NBYT "INTO THE WOODS" this Summer!

NBYT has announced that its summer musical production for ages 7 through 16 will be Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods Jr. and registration has already begun. 294 more words


Who’s Afraid of Opera? — Composers and Their Silly Opera Plots

Welcome back for another round of Who’s Afraid of Opera? This latest chapter in our continuing series of instructional posts, which I’d like to call “Silly Opera Plots,” pretty much said it all, doesn’t it? 2,249 more words

Musical Theater

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him”

– John F. Kennedy

Above all the Cold War was fought at the cultural front. To think of culture, especially the fine arts, as a front or even as a weapon that transports and exports ideological ideas and is used to reinforce propaganda, certainly wasn’t invented during the Cold War, but assumed proportions that were without equal. 1,232 more words

Review: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

This is a buzzy series right now because I believe there is a movie on its way based on this book. Nate is a new kind of children’s hero, a modern protagonist who might not have been given top billing even a decade ago (he may have been a sidekick in, say, a Wimpy Kid type book). 460 more words

Book Blog

Of course we all come to the theater with baggage.  The baggage of our daily lives, the baggage of our problems, the baggage of our tragedies, the baggage of being tired.  

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Peter and the Starcatcher Headed to Charlotte Soon

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour and it’s headed to Knight Theater April 29-May 4! Hailed by The New York Times as “THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. 475 more words

Blumenthal Performing Arts

Arielle Takes New York

Last summer a vivacious, red haired woman named Arielle arrived in New York City.  She moved into Brooklyn and lived in a Victorian house that was only a few blocks away from the house where I lived.  177 more words