Tag Archives: James Lapine

Ron Shreve Brings “A NEW BRAIN” to the 5 & Dime

5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The  opened its very first musical in their new location at 122 Adams Street. The company and sponsors Rob & Donna Banks opened the Florida premier of the dynamic musical “A New Brain” on April 21, on stage until May 7, 2017. We wonder if anyone has written a book about where composers and playwrights find their subjects. If yes, the story of “,” which debuted in 1998, certainly would be included in that book. When composer experienced dizziness and partial paralysis in 1992 (the …

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movie preview: INTO THE WOODS

“INTO THE WOODS” is a modern twist on several of the beloved  fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of (),  (),  (), and (), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife ( and ), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (), who has put a curse on them. , the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “” and Disney’s “,” directs the film, which …

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