November 24, 2010 |
For "Tangled," the studio's 50th feature-length cartoon, the team at Disney has taken a deep breath and tried to be all things to all animation-loving people. There are some hiccups along the way, but by the end there is success. Whether you like stirring adventure or sentimental romance, traditional fairy tales or stories of modern families, musicals or comedies, even blonds or brunets, "Tangled" has something for you. Sampling so many animation touchstones has its risks, but once "Tangled" calms down and accepts the essential sweetness of its better nature the rewards are clear.
February 15, 2002
If you come to the cabaret at the Orange County Performing Arts Center next season, expect to hear the sisterhood of song, not the brotherhood. The 2002-2003 cabaret season offers seven female headliners, including a one-night stand by three-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall.
December 30, 2004 |
The curtain is falling on "Wonderful Town." The Broadway revival of the "My Sister Eileen" musical about two young women from Ohio trying to make it big in New York will close Jan. 30 after a 15-month run, it was announced Wednesday. The show, which currently stars Brooke Shields as aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood, will have played 507 performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
April 5, 1995 |
The Scene: Reopening night of Stephen Sondheim's controversial 1991 musical comedy "Assassins"--about infamous killers and attempted killers of American Presidents--at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Friday night with a reception afterward. The evening was a benefit for the Los Angeles County Bar Barristers' Domestic Violence Project.
March 27, 2001 |
That swell James L. Brooks movie, "Broadcast News," was on TV recently, its funny scenes with Joan Cusack affirming what a good comedic actress she can be. How weird, then, to catch her on her painful-to-watch new ABC sitcom, "What About Joan," soaring annoyingly over the top as a neurotic, insecure, tightly coiled high school teacher who appears to be so seriously bipolar that she can barely function. Someone needs to rein her in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998 |
Three days after a 14-year-old girl was critically injured near Royal High School, residents and students were calling for some sort of traffic control at the intersection where the accident occurred. Residents along Royal and Buckskin avenues, where Royal High School freshman Erin Fonvergne was struck by a minivan at 7:30 a.m. Monday, say the area is filled with traffic just before and after school, making the crosswalk on Royal dangerous for students.