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Singin' on the Brain

George Heymont | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

By their very nature, successful musicals can generate royalties for their investors for many years after the show's initial run. If a stage musical becomes a big hit, the chances are pretty good that it will make it to the silver screen.

Till Death Do Us Part

George Heymont | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

So many choices, with only one chance to get it right. Of course, depending on how superstitious a person might be, there is always the possibility of reincarnation or returning to haunt someone (or some place) as a meddling ghost.

An Art Form That Just Keeps Evolving

George Heymont | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

I'm often amused by the random juxtaposition of shows I attend from one night to the next. One could hardly position two American musicals that differ quite as much in their performance history, style, and appeal than the two I saw in back-to-back performances a few months ago.

Resurrections 'R Us

George Heymont | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Although the media tends to focus on highly visible public monuments, my mind went to places like the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and one of its most undersung attractions: the National Museum of American History.

Beware Your Fantasy -- It Might Just Come True!

George Heymont | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Wishes form the foundation of fairy tales, romantic films, and idle fantasy. There are times, however, when one's innocent fantasies can go horribly wrong and what started out on such a promising note can evolve into a horrifying nightmare.

Guns and Poses

George Heymont | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent Bay Area productions placed guns in the hands of their actors. While the weapons they used may have shot blanks, their playwrights did not.

Two Operas You'll Never See Performed at the Met!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether deploying a chorus line of Ku Klux Klansmen, mocking every symbol of Christianity, or filling the theatre with nonstop profanity, Jerry Springer:The Opera has something to offend everyone.