Theater News

Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: July '07
Philadelphia's Academy of Music is the second stop for the national tour of the eagerly-awaited Disney's High School Musical (July 11-22). Adapted by David Simpatico from the hugely popular Disney Channel film, the show is the story of a high school basketball player who defies his cliquish friends to star in the school musical with an intellectually-gifted female lead. Also, Theatre Horizon presents the family-friendly Broadway musical Once on This Island (July 1-15), featuring a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. This beloved tale of star-crossed lovers who try to overcome prejudice and racism is helmed by Horizon artistic director Matthew Decker.
Veanne Cox to Star in Guthrie's Private Lives
Veanne Cox Tony Award nominee Veanne Cox will play Amanda in the Guthrie Theatre's production of Noel Coward's classic comedy Private Lives, to run July 21-...
LA Kids Spotlight: July '07
Family fare this month is highlighted by Limecat Family Theatre's The Princess and the Frog (North Hollywood's ZJU Theatre Group, July 14 - Aug. 5), and the fanciful audience-participation show The Ohmies! (Burbank's Falcon Theatre, June 9 - Aug. 5).
The Q Factor
TheaterMania gets a special sneak peek at the national tour of Avenue Q.
Florida Kids Spotlight: July '07
In Central Florida, the Orlando Repertory Theatre has coordinated the first Target Family Theatre Festival (July 12-22). For the kids in the south of the Sunshine State, the Kravis Center has My Little Pony LIVE! The World's Biggest Tea Party (July 13-15) and the Broward Center hosts France's Coatimundi Puppet Theater for four very special performances of Hats Off to the Sea (July 20-21), an interactive puppet adventure that tells the story of Seraphin, who takes a trip across the sea, fights a dragon, discovers a mermaid's secret, and finally achieves his heart's desire.
Feldshuh, Graae, Mayes, et al. to Perform at Yale Cabaret Conference
Jason Graae The line-up for public performances at the Cabaret Conference at Yale University, to be held July 28-August 4, has been announced. All concerts will take ...
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: July '07
Parents who are looking to cool off with their kids should check out The Magical Balloon (July 14-August 19) at Arlington's Classika Theatre. Staged by members of Classika's partner company, the acclaimed Synetic Theatre, it features Irakli Kavsadze in a show created by Paata Tsikurishvili and choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili.
Dano, Dinklage, Hamilton, Kazan Set for New Group's Things We Want
Josh Hamilton (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton, and Zoe Kazan will star in The New Group's production of Jonathan Marc Sherman
Chicago Kids Spotlight: July '07
Sing a song to your sons and daughters, or let someone else do it for you. July is packed full of children's musicals, from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Black Beauty: the Musical (July 7 - Aug. 12), to Victory Gardens' production of the one and only High School Musical (July 15 - Aug. 9), and, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, a rock-tastic trip to Oz in The Wiz (July 16 - 22). Even Chicago Shakespeare Theater is joining in on the musical mayhem with How Can You Run With a Shell on Your Back? (July 5 - Aug. 12), which modernizes Aesop's most beloved fables. Of course, CST also has their Short Shakespeare! production of The Taming of the Shrew (July 12 - Aug. 12), an abridged version designed to engage audiences of all ages.
Carter, Converse, DeGuzman, et al. Join Hartford Stage's Our Town
Josie DeGuzman Additional casting has been announced for Hartford Stage's upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, to be directed by Gregory Boyd, ...