After the Lion King won six Tony Awards in 1998 they continued to wow audiences through musical performances worldwide.
Currently the most recent of Clovis Norths theater productions, The Wedding Singer, engages audiences through bright costumes and upbeat dance numbers.
Performed live in the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway in New York City; Disney production Aladdin brought a classic story to life using comedy and extravagant actors. Aladdin the Disney movie was originally made in 1992. The musical has been on Broadway for four years since 2014 in the New Amsterdam Theater. The team who made the play has won over 20 Tony Awards in a collective amount.
The movie version, featuring Reese Witherspoon is a well known and classic movie. Unfortunately CMT’s theatre version pales in comparison. From the costumes to the singing the show was a disappointment, even though there wasn’t much to look forward to after seeing Annie in December.
Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.
After a day full of touring, The Feather staff entered the Sam S. Shubert Theatre dressed in their best formal attire they had brought to New York City, March 13. Students and chaperons found their seats and flipped through their playbills, noting cast members who they had seen in other plays or films. After seeing Wicked two days earlier, the group now prepared to watch the classic Broadway play, Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! was first produced by David Merrick in 1964 and has since become a show beloved by many across the nation. The story is based off the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman.
Sleep-deprived eyes perked up as the lights dimmed down and the orchestra began performing at Gershwin Theatre in New York City, March. 11. Feather staff members, advisers and chaperones arrived at Broadway for the first main activity of the week, Wicked, before preparing for the CSPA’s 94th annual Spring Scholastic Convention. Wicked is a Broadway Musical by Stephen Schwartz and is based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. The play itself is an alternate telling of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, however the play includes several references to both.
Hound of the Baskervilles, based on Sir Arthur Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes stories, proves to be just as entertaining as the book. The show opened Aug. 24 and runs until Oct. 15 at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theater in downtown Fresno.
Almost all New York shows contain classic music and timeless characters that speak for themselves in the greatest plays of all time. But one in particular does not speak at all, but rather throws away tradition in their joyful take on street music. Stomp is a clever wordless show with an eight-member cast. The characters use random objects from the streets, such as garbage cans and push brooms, to make beautiful music and mischievous humor.