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The Snow Queen

How Frozen Was Created: ABC Special Shows How Creativity Happens

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

Frozen is the most popular animated movie of all time. What's the creative secret to this amazing hit? How do you come up with a brilliant idea like this: a movie about female empowerment, based on the classic tale The Snow Queen?

NYMF: Presenting Tomorrow's Musicals, Today

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2014 | New York
Cara Joy David

I've always been happy that musicals can have a chance to be heard by paying audiences at various festivals. Therefore I was thrilled in 2004 when the first New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) got off the ground.

Maddie Crum

The Book We're Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00 Publishes May 6, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review c...

In Search of Fresh Holiday Fare

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

For some theatre companies, the challenge of the holiday season is to find a way to make an old story seem relevant to contemporary audiences. Two of 2013's Bay area productions (based on classic pieces of literature) offered audiences an unintentional opportunity to do just that.

Movie Review: Frozen

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disney has had such a long winning streak with its animated comedies and musicals that it's almost possible to forgive the problems with Frozen, which opens in Los Angeles today and in wide release on Nov. 27.

Disney's Next Big Success?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment

Boasting much of the same look and tone of the "Ice Age" movies, the relentlessly cute trailer for the next snowy animated adventure is here. Disney's...

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Holiday Ballet Besides 'The Nutcracker'

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

With American ballet company directors and boards lamenting the low status of ballet in the minds of the general public, what would happen if our ballet companies offered more options during the holiday season? How did we get ourselves trapped in a can of Nuts?