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A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans. Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent. "I got fought on it, by...
Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta will sit down for a public conversation with John Waters at Baltimore's Maryland Institute College of Art. The man who created Edna Turnblad and the actor who brought the zaftig housewife of "Hairspray" to full-...
Friday "Grease": The Paramount Theatre in Aurora kicks off its second season of self-produced, Equity-affiliated musicals with the well-loved, Chicago-originating saga of teenage love on the Northwest Side. Through Oct. 7 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E....
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Daily American Correspondent"Oh What a Night," a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, will be on stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber. Frank Cunsolo, the theater's executive director, said the group had appeared at the Arcadia...
In its summer offering of the award-winning hit "Legally Blonde — The Musical," Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia has a light-hearted, fast-paced romantic comedy. Toby's production, the area premiere of Laurence O'Keefe's and Nell Benjamin's...
The Hartford CourantPaige Fortier's favorite teacher passed away of cancer in April 2011, just before Fortier was to step on stage for a dance competition. "I danced for her," Fortier says of Linda Smiley, her music teacher at Windsor Locks High School, where Fortier was...
OK, I'll admit it. I harbor a special fondness for shows featuring music from the 1950s, such as "Grease" or "Forever Plaid." You'd expect as much from someone whose e-mail address includes the phrase "gr8pre10der." And few people know how to push that...
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre looks to have a sure hit in "Avenue Q," a 2004 triple Tony Award winner for best musical, best score and best book. Running through July 29, this musical featuring a cast of puppets and actors comically dealing with...
Disney has unveiled a partial list of its narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional, a holiday tradition at Epcot. The new name that pops out:Olivia Newton-John. The singer ("Physical," "I Honestly Love You") and star of movies such as"Grease"...
Teenagers who came of age in the 1950s have "Grease" as a focal point. For those who matured in the '60s, it's "American Graffiti." And the kids from the '70s had their moment with "Saturday Night Fever." Now the grads of the 1980s have their own special...
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