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November 9, 1997 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg, the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical," is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When Lynn Ahrens first saw Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in 1990, the lyricist immediately decided that she and her songwriting partner, composer Stephen Flaherty, should be writing scores for animated films, not just stage musicals. She headed straight home, packed up one of their tapes and sent if off with a letter to Disney chief Michael Eisner. "I've never done anything like that in my life," Ahrens says today, "but I was taken by the [animated] movie musical.
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November 9, 1997 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg, the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical," is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When Lynn Ahrens first saw Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in 1990, the lyricist immediately decided that she and her songwriting partner, composer Stephen Flaherty, should be writing scores for animated films, not just stage musicals. She headed straight home, packed up one of their tapes and sent if off with a letter to Disney chief Michael Eisner. "I've never done anything like that in my life," Ahrens says today, "but I was taken by the [animated] movie musical.
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September 21, 1997
Aaliyah is indeed entering the animated world of "Anastasia" (Pop Eye, Sept. 14). However, the song she sings in the film, "Journey to the Past," is composed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, not Diane Warren. ROBERT KRAFT Fox Music Inc. Beverly Hills
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September 21, 1997
Aaliyah is indeed entering the animated world of "Anastasia" (Pop Eye, Sept. 14). However, the song she sings in the film, "Journey to the Past," is composed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, not Diane Warren. ROBERT KRAFT Fox Music Inc. Beverly Hills
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December 25, 1997
2 & 8pm Theater Make "Ragtime" a post-holiday treat. There's still time to catch the acclaimed, deeply moving musical epic at the Shubert Theatre before it closes March 8. Terrence McNally's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, will be opening on Broadway on Jan. 18. * "Ragtime," Shubert Theatre, 2020 Ave. of the Stars, Century City, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
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March 12, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Four Simi Valley residents were in Ventura County Jail on Tuesday awaiting arraignment on charges that they were involved in a series of vehicle burglaries in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, officials said. Jeffrey Cummings, 23, and Christopher Hock, 28, were arrested in Thousand Oaks by deputies about 4:30 a.m. Monday in a truck that had its headlights off, said Det. Tom Bennett. The deputies had been called to the area after a resident heard what she thought was a car window being shattered.
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April 9, 1998
Theater The hit musical "Ragtime," Terrence McNally's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, must move on. Final performances at the Shubert Theatre, 2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, are tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m.; with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. $35-$75; (800) 447-7400.
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March 15, 2007
Tony Award winner Chita Rivera stars in Terrence McNally's musical "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life," celebrating the actress-singer-dancer's 50-year career, which took off with a bang when, as a 17-year-old ballerina, Rivera auditioned for the chorus in the touring company of "Call Me Madam" and was singled out by Jerome Robbins and cast as principal dancer instead.
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September 14, 2000
Costa Mesa 8pm Theater "Ragtime: The Musical" is the stage adaptation of the sprawling E.L. Doctorow novel about the currents that shaped 20th century America. Harry Houdini, anarchist Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington and other famous figures from the century's early years turn up onstage along with characters from three fictional families--one black, one Jewish and one upper-class WASP.
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March 28, 2003 | Mike Boehm
South Coast Repertory's first "Theatre for Young Audiences" series -- an attempt to instill the playgoing habit in kids via productions using professional casts and established designers -- will feature a new, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" as well as a 1980s-vintage musical version of "The Emperor's New Clothes" that was the first professional effort by the Tony-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime").
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April 13, 1993
A group of homeowners has accepted a $1.3-million settlement from the developer who built their Stevenson Ranch complex in Newhall, saying they need the money for repairs and improvements that they were promised when they bought their homes, attorneys said Monday.
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