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‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

Disney’s “The Lion King” starts with a surprise. Rafiki, the wise, narrating baboon bursts into that opening line of “The Circle of Life” that everyone knows but to which nobody knows the real words. A bright orange sun gently rises from the horizon. Suddenly, elephants, birds, gazelles, cheetahs and more walk through the audience to […]

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Seasons of Love

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Seasons of Love

I have a confession to make. Despite the fact I have been a fan of theater for the past 19 years of my life, I have never seen the musical “Rent.” I’ve never seen the movie or even listened to the cast album all the way through. For a long time, this was not intentional. […]

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Q&A: Ethan Bortnick performing ‘The Power of Music’ in Charlotte

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Ethan Bortnick performing ‘The Power of Music’ in Charlotte

At the age of three, Ethan Bortnick discovered that he could learn and play music by ear on the piano. More than ten years later, Bortnick has performed two live PBS specials, helped raise over $30 million for charity and contributed to the song “We Are the World 25 for Haiti.” Bortnick also starred in […]

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‘Book of Mormon’ hints at a promising run for Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights Series

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Book of Mormon’ hints at a promising run for Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights Series

With more than a few jokes about religion, disease, famine and even genital mutilation, “Book of Mormon” doesn’t seem the sort of musical to draw the average theatre-going crowd. But the packed audience at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center was filled with more silver foxes and pantsuit wearers than you would expect. Despite that, the […]

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