by Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 The queen is making her comeback. On Monday, Broadway diva Idina Menzel performed “Let it Go” with country star Jennifer Nettles on CMA’s “Country Christmas” special. Confused? So was I. But Idina Menzel is a household name now — she isn’t just gracing the Broadway stage anymore. For those […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 The reviews are in! Earlier this week, critics began covering the musical adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” that is currently being produced at the La Jolla Playhouse. With music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz (I mean, seriously. Could there really be a better duo?), […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 Whether we like it or not, Broadway marquees are shining the names of Hollywood stars now more than ever. For example, Emma Stone made her Broadway debut last night as Sally Bowles alongside Alan Cumming in “Cabaret,” following Michelle Williams, another Hollywood actress, who exited the show after having […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 Rock music has once again found its place on Broadway. On Oct. 26, “The Last Ship,” featuring music and lyrics by Sting, opened at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical is a biopic of Sting himself, a 15-time Grammy Award winner and the lead singer of The Police. From […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 This past week, new footage from the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods” was released, and included clips of songs that we had never heard before. The film’s released date is Christmas of this year. For those who have been following the production of the film […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 At the University of Arkansas, researchers in the Department of Education Reform have been conducting a study in which students in grades 7-12 are observed six weeks after having attended the live productions of either “A Christmas Carol” or “Hamlet.” It was found that the students who attended the […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 Musical theatre is once again becoming an outlet for social commentary. Andrew Lippa, the brilliant composer of popular musicals like “The Wild Party,” “The Adams Family” and more recently, “Big Fish,” will star alongside bubbly soprano Kristin Chenoweth (who is best known for originating the role of Glinda in […]

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