The Sunset Playhouse’s seasonal bon bon, “Hollywood Holidays,” is a
compendium of movie tunes sung individually by four young performers. Yes,
there is “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Santa Baby,” as well as a
The Sound of Music is most
remembered for its 1965 movie adaptation with golden-voiced Julie Andrews as
Maria. However, the original 1959 stage production with the equally compelling
Mary Martin had established a more
Those unfamiliar with Hindemith’s Mathis
der Maler are in for a pleasant surprise. Yet, the circumstances
surrounding the composition of his beautiful little
symphony were even more dramatic than the content
A haunting testament to the resilience of the human
spirit in the face of impending tragedy, The Diary of Anne Frank has lost none of its timeless appeal. The
drama’s unobtrusive simplicity quietly displays the unavoidable...
“Carmen is a woman
meant only for love and death.” These were the ominous
words that Prosper Merimee used to describe the coarse
Gypsy character he authored in his grungy 1845 novella. Yet
Carmen’s name would soon...
Was Mahler the new
Beethoven? The groundbreaking Ninth Symphony as well as Beethoven’s later
sonatas and quartets provided direct antecedence to Mahler, who so
startlingly combined the passion of 19th-century...
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts continued its diverse offering of performances by touring and regional groups with last Saturday's “Broadway Today!,” a show that deserved more than a single performance. The show's lackluster title...
The compelling beauty of La Mer, Debussy's most famous and widely performed score, dates from 1903, a time of great personal happiness following a divorce from his wife and new life with his mistress. The music abounds in the shaded...