He loved the Civic Center and the passion and freedom that adorned its walls. Brayden also found time to be able to be apart of many smaller productions for community theaters surrounding the area as a lead role in many productions: Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Of Mice and Men, Sweeney Todd, Pippin, and the whole lot of classic Broadway pieces. Braydens work as a successful marketing manager and rising star landed him the role of his dreams only 5 years after graduating. Brayden just turned 30 as he landed the role of Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde: The Musical (the Broadway Revival). He left his favorite place of work to do on stage loving what he used to do alone in his bedroom…...sing and dance.
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1915. He was born from immigrant parents from Russia. Michael Kidd graduated from New Utrecht High School and first became interested in dance when he attended a performance while in High School. He went on to attend the City College of New York where he studied Chemical Engineering. http://www.tocci.com/2012/04/photoblog-the-city-college-of-new-york-via-scup/ He decided to leave for the School of American Ballet when he was offered a scholarship.
In 1979 Bennett 's son Danny, took over his management, employing a combination of shrewd marketing and musical acuity that helped his father bridge the gap between the old and new pop scene. With his son’s help, Tony Bennett re-signed to Columbia in 1986, and issued his first album in nine years, The Art of Excellence. By now his cheery demeanor, classy appearance, and continuing affection for pop standards were able to attract a whole new audience and launch a third stage of his lengthy career (Ruhlmann). To this day Tony Bennett still travels around the world touring and making albums with popular singers (The Zen of
In Boca Raton he attended Pine Crest Middle School. He is half-brother of the pop singer and actress Ariana Grande. In 2005 he graduated from a college in Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College; he has three majors, biology, theatre and dance. His career started as early as 2007, appearing in the show “Dora the Explorer” as Boots the Monkey and later in roles in productions of “George M”, A Chorus Line and others. Subsequently that year he joined Broadway on a production of “Mamma Mia”, which propelled his career sky high; Increasing his fame and net worth in the next few years.
A sweet revival… All things considered, Neil Simon is a marvelous playwright with an extraordinary resume. Namely, a popular favorite, Barefoot in the Park, first appeared on Broadway in 1963 starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. Later in the decade on May 25, 1967, it debuted in theaters starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Even though some of us were too young or not yet born, it is a classic romantic comedy and decades later, people continue to enjoy the display of humor in the newlyweds’ relationship. Today, Barefoot in the Park is available on audio, thanks to a L.A. Theatre Works for the PBS recording of the play starring Laura Linney and Eric Stoltz.
The San Diego Ballet performed Romeo and Juliet at the Old Town Temecula Theatre on October the 25th. This dance company uses music from a famous composer Sergei Prokofiev and the choreography was done by Javier Velasco. Velasco explains that his focus was centered on the two young people in love, Romeo and Juliet. He wanted to give the audience a glimpse of the first sensation of one’s true love. It was decided by Javier Velasco to select a smaller cast of colorful characters that would help bring a clear perspective between the feuding families, the entire performance lasted ninety minutes.
A man that went through so much in life, Kurt had the life experience necessary to be able to write a comedic book with serious undertones. Kurt lived a life that should be admired by all. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born on November 11th, 1922. While the first 21 years of his life may seem uneventful compared to once he enlisted, they are still important in shaping his character. Born in Indianapolis, he was the youngest of three to Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and his wife Edith.
On April 28th-30th, I was in Sartell High School’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. This show is about a man who is feeling “blue” and decides to play one of his favorite musicals The Drowsy Chaperone. The show starts up with the characters introducing themselves, but trouble arises when a producer is in trouble with two gangsters because his leading lady is leaving the stage for marriage. Although the wedding is called off when the groom kisses “another woman” which was actually his fiancé. Eventually things really work out and there are four weddings in the end, including the original bride and groom.
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 10, 1899.  His real name was Frederick Austerlitz and he lived with his parents Frederic Astaire, and Ann Gelius Austerlitz, and his sister Adele. His parents sent him to dancing school at age four to join his older sister. Together they showed tremendous talent and the family moved to New York to further their education of singing, dancing, and acting. They later began performing together as a brother sister act in vaudeville.
Diana Son, born in Philadelphia and raised in Delaware, studied Dramatic Literature at New York University and was honored with the Berilla Kerr Award for playwriting. Stop Kiss reached an audience for the first time on December 8th, 1998 at The Public Theater. A triumphant premiere at an off-broadway theater enticed hundreds, propelled Stop Kiss to its nationwide success (over 100 productions), and notably earned the play a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) award. As you read, Son is living comfortably in Brooklyn with a husband and their three sons—a life Callie and Sara envisioned they would
Then he met Barbara Edwards his first wife who also graduated with a degree in music from Unc. They moved to New York traveling around for work. Andy struck gold and set up his whole career with a comedic monologue in 1953 called “What it Was, Was Football.” Then offers came in from everywhere, he guest starred on the Ed Sullivan Show then started doing plays, and musicals on Broadway. No Time For Sergeants was a big hit in 1955 that got him a Tony nomination. In 1960 he earned yet another Tony nomination in Destry Rides Again.
Following the Todd School, Welles left for Dublin, Ireland, paying his way with a small inheritance he 'd received. There, he captivated audiences in a production of Jew Suss at the Gate Theatre. Welles convinced the producers in Dublin he was a confident Broadway Star, the young actor made his Broadway debut with his role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. His performance caught the attention of director John Houseman, who cast Welles in his Federal Theatre Project. Welles and John Houseman built sort of a ‘Dynamic Duo’ creating a version of Macbeth, at the Mercury Theatre.
Olivia Orr The play "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. "Romeo and Juliet", which ranks among Shakespeare 's most popular and well-known plays, is considered by some critics to be the first and greatest example of romantic tragedy written during the Renaissance. The play is studied by almost every high school student across America. "Romeo and Juliet" has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical and even operas. More recent versions, including those on film, have adapted the play for a modern audience, often placing the action in a familiar context.