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OFFBEAT: Musical 'Christmas Carol' a specter spectacular

OFFBEAT: Musical 'Christmas Carol' a specter spectacular

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Musical with Holiday Spirit: 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical' opens today at Theatre at the Center

Musical with Holiday Spirit: 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical' opens today at Theatre at the Center

Chicago actor Larry Adams has been in the holiday spirit since the heat of the summer months, when he was cast to play the most unhappy and stingiest characters on the stage.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Sister Act' shines bright with faith and musical fun

OFFBEAT: 'Sister Act' shines bright with faith and musical fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Beauty and the Beast' better than ever on Navy Pier Stage

OFFBEAT: 'Beauty and the Beast' better than ever on Navy Pier Stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Plant a stage seed, tell everyone to see 'Little Shop of Horrors' in Munster

OFFBEAT: Plant a stage seed, tell everyone to see 'Little Shop of Horrors' in Munster

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 17, 2012 12:00 am
Theatre at the Center in full bloom with new production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Theatre at the Center in full bloom with new production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Director and choreographer Stacey Flaster says there's a reason the hit musical "Little Shop of Horrors" isn't produced and offered to audiences as often as other works.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Little Shop of Horrors' in Munster offering life-giving chance and Svengoolie

OFFBEAT: 'Little Shop of Horrors' in Munster offering life-giving chance and Svengoolie

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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"Newsies the Musical"

"Newsies the Musical"

"Newsies," which received eight nominations, earned Disney composer Alan Menken his first Tony for the score at Sunday's 66th Annual Tony Awards Ceremony, watched by more than 6 million viewers.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Tony Awards broadcast includes nod to new Disney hit musical 'Newsies'

OFFBEAT: Tony Awards broadcast includes nod to new Disney hit musical 'Newsies'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Little Shop of Horrors' sprouting on stage in Munster in July

OFFBEAT: 'Little Shop of Horrors' sprouting on stage in Munster in July

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 26, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Latest 'Beauty and the Beast' offers fun Disney diversion

OFFBEAT: Latest 'Beauty and the Beast' offers fun Disney diversion

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 05, 2011 12:00 am
The lighter side of 'Beauty and the Beast'

The lighter side of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Actor Michael Haller, who plays candlestick Lumiere in Disney's popular Broadway national tour of "Beauty and the Beast," has found his arms get plenty of exercise during every performance.

June 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The lighter side: Actor enjoying his stage story as candle counterpart in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

The lighter side: Actor enjoying his stage story as candle counterpart in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Actor Michael Haller, who plays candlestick Lumiere in Disney's popular Broadway national tour of "Beauty and the Beast," has found his arms get plenty of exercise during every performance.

June 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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