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BWW Review: DINNER AT FIVE at Indian Wells TheatreBWW Review: DINNER AT FIVE at Indian Wells Theatre
by Stan Jenson - Feb 1, 2018

Writer Lloyd J. Schwarz, a veteran of such television comedies as The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, has scribed a new stage comedy called Dinner at Five which has just commenced a five-week run in Palm Desert. Starring four familiar faces from 70's and 80's television, experiencing the play is a bit of a time warp, but much like Televisionland, it wafts us back to a gentler time, and provides an enjoyable evening out. (more...)

SUPERMARKET SWEEP Returns to TV on BUZZR, 1/15SUPERMARKET SWEEP Returns to TV on BUZZR, 1/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Remember the days without self-checkout? When grocery bags were free and cyber purchased produce was a figment of the imagination. Well, you will soon be able to relive those days on BUZZR with the return of SUPERMARKET SWEEP. (more...)

BUZZR Kicks Off New Year with Resolution to Provide More Great Game Show ContentBUZZR Kicks Off New Year with Resolution to Provide More Great Game Show Content
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

BUZZR is heading into the New Year giving game show fans across the country even more reason to celebrate. While the holiday shopping frenzy may be over, the network will have you going wild in the aisles when Supermarket Sweep premieres on Monday, January 15th at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT (more...)

BWW Review: Cabrillo Presents the Quintessential FORUM
by Don Grigware - Feb 1, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum/book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart/ music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim/Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks/directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld/choreographed by John Charron/through February 14 A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is silliness personified from its zany characters and inane plot contrivances to its corny yet witty dialogue. It is clever farce set to music. Mistaken identities, zippity fast exits and entrances...it has no rhyme or reason but is terribly, terribly funny with belly laughs about every two seconds. Cabrillo's current revival is astonishingly good with a delicious cast and superlative direction from Lewis Wilkenfeld. It's a practically flawless production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Feb 1, 2016

Laurel and Hardy must be smiling in the comedy Valhalla. Cabrillo Music Theatre's near-perfect production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened last night at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum, brings back the classic, broad humor from vaudeville, performed by an inspired cast of crazies who not only aren't afraid of anything going wrong, but are probably HOPING for mishaps that would destroy any other show. This is, of course, because Forum is one of those shows where spontaneity and the unexpected is almost as obligatory as Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's uproarious script and Stephen Sondheim's witty lyrics. (more...)

Photo Flash: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED… has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

It might just be the funniest musical ever written! A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut! This hilarious mixture of slapstick, farce, mistaken identity, music and dance has to be seen live to be believed! The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Cabrillo Music Theatre's brand-new production opens on Friday, January 29th, 2016 playing until Sunday, February 14th, at the 396-seat Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Present FOOTLOOSE, 8/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running August 6 - 23. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MSMT Talks FOOTLOOSE and 2014 Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 21, 2014

In the last of its 'Peek Behind the Curtain' series, Maine State Music Theatre presented a lively talkback which highlighted the company's final production of Footloose, as well as touching on the intern program, a review of the 2014 season and a preview of the coming 2015 lineup. Broadway World local editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold interviewed Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, Audience Services Manager Susie Sharp, Resident Sound Designer Colin Whitely, Footloose principal David Ruprecht, and MSMT 'Angels' Judie Lemons and Bill Heaphy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's FOOTLOOSE
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running August 6 - 23. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Can't Sit Still at FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 8, 2014

Early in the first act of the Tom Snow - Dean Pitchford 1998 musical Footloose, Ren declares his passion for dancing - 'I can't sit still' - and, indeed, by the end of the evening at the Pickard Theatre, the audience for Maine State Music Theatre echoes his mantra. They are cheering, swaying, and shouting to the music, and embracing the exuberant, touching message of this show. Directed and choreographed brilliantly by Patti Colombo (assisted by Karl Warden) and performed by a dynamic cast, this fourth and final production of MSMT's 2014 season dazzles and delights. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Stages FOOTLOOSE, Now thru 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running today, August 6 - 23. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre's FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, beginning tonight, August 6, and continuing through August 23. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Preacher's Son Plays Reverend Shaw Moore - David Ruprecht
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 5, 2014

'So here I am, a preacher's son, playing the preacher!' smiles David Ruprecht. The renowned star of television, film, and stage muses about his latest gig playing the Reverend Shaw Moore in Maine State Music Theatre's production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Ruprecht's affinities for the part and this production are numerous. It is, first of all, directed and choreographed by his wife, Patti Colombo, an experience he says he finds 'very interesting because I never have worked with her as a director before, only once long ago as a choreographer.' Then there is the role of the charismatic and troubled Texas preacher who forbids dancing to the townsfolk of Bomont. 'My dad was a preacher [a Lutheran minister] in Florida, where I grew up, and he was very, very charismatic. Naturally, he wanted his son to become a preacher, too. I had all the talents, but not the calling, so I did the next best thing and became an actor. After all, both actors and preachers put on costumes and speak to large groups or people, and both have a little wine after the show,' he jokes mischievously. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Present FOOTLOOSE, 8/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running August 6 - 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Noah Racey and Anne Horak Onstage in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get Crazy for You, the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 28 - September 2. Check out production photos, featuring Noah Racey as Bobby Child and Anne Horak as Polly Baker, below! (more...)

Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, Adrienne Barbeau and More Set for Music Circus' 2012 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has announced casting for the 62nd Music Circus season, including celebrated stage and screen stars as well as audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes Grease, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Crazy for You. (more...)

Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, Adrienne Barbeau and More Set for Music Circus' 2012 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has announced casting for the 62nd Music Circus season, including celebrated stage and screen stars as well as audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes Grease, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Crazy for You. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joey Fatone Hosts 'The Price Is Right - Live' Show At Bally's Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2010

Entertainer Joey Fatone hosts 'The Price Is Right - Live' Stage Show at Bally's Las Vegas September 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fatone (former member of the boy band 'N Sync) is guest hosting the show through September 25. Broadway World brings you an exclusive look below! (more...)

Mark Twain's IS HE DEAD? Comes To The Long Beach Performing Arts Center 5/1-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

The West Coast premiere of a newly discovered comedy by the master of American humor is next up at International City Theatre. ICT artistic director Shashin Desai directs Is He Dead?, adapted by David Ives from a play by Mark Twain that remained unpublished and unproduced for over 100 years. The four-week run takes place at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, May 1 through May 24. Low-priced previews begin April 28. (more...)