Monday, May 25, 2015

James Schlader, Woodminster musicals founder, dies at 96 By Pat Craig

H. James Schlader, 96, producer of Oakland's Woodminster Summer Musicals since 1967, and a former Broadway performer before that, died Saturday in Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland…

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Music, faith, horror converge in fascinating 'Temple' By Chad Jones

THERE'S a line in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's "The People's Temple" that captures the duality of the Rev. Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple.

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'Mambo' bomb-o
Broadway-bound 'Mambo Kings' needs more heat, better songs By Chad Jones

If there's an expiration date on this "Mambo Kings," it probably reads "best by June 1958." Musicals don't get much more old-fashioned than this. The quaint and creaky "Mambo" makes last win…

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Expect snow flurries as 'White Christmas' returns

Nobody knows snow business like Ken Billington, a Tony Award-winning lighting designer ("Chicago") and the man who makes the white stuff fall from the theatrical skies in the stage version o…

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Springtime for Hitler and Hasselhoff By Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press

"He does have the chops to get through it," Stroman said.

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Merry musical 'Legally Blonde' dazzles and delights By Chad Jones

Three 1/2 stars - Bright, shiny 'Blonde'

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