I went to see Tim Burton's CORPSE BRIDE again last night. I'm happy to report that, having gotten over myRead more
Edward Scissorhands, the maladjusted creation of Tim Burton's imagination, has stepped off the silver screen and onto the musical stage,Read more
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, the new musical-dance interpretation of Tim Burton's 1990 film, opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles today.Read more
Tim Burton's new film version of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY begins with a wonderful computer-generated sequence ofRead more
Well, after watching the very first public performance of the stage musical version of THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR, HollywoodRead more
The debut performance of THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR, a new stage musical written by James J. Mellon, with songsRead more
Just in time for the 4th of July, Universal Studios Hollywood debuts a brand new live show inspired by the 1954 3D classic THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Universal pormises an "all original score and dazzling Broadway-lvel production values." Universal will be previewing the attraction for the press on Tuesday, June 30; the event includes an appearance by actress Julie Adams, who starred as the object of the Creature's affections in the original film.
Presumably, the Creature's Rocking Ragin' Show, although a year-round attraction, will be a big incorporated into Universal's 2009 Halloween Horror Nights.
Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Opens: July 1
Fifty-five years after first appearing in THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON - modestly budgeted but moody monster movie -Read more
Following up on my review of yesterday's press event, here is a video of the preview of The Creature from the BlackRead more
Early this week we got one of two performances of iGhostat the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. Although billed as a "new" musical, this updated adaptation of Oscar Wilde's story "The Canterville Ghost" has actually been knocking around for a few years, at least according to one announcement made before the performance. The performance at NoHo was a staged reading, without sets or costumes - which is a bit disappointing, because one of the joys of the Arts Center (one of the best local theatres in Los Angeles) is the clever way they utilize their limited space (as in their production of Dracula earlier this year); however, the major of the story is conveyed through song, so even without the theatrical trappings, the cast managed to bring this ghost to life.Read more
This is the first song from the Creature from the Black Lagoon: A Raging, Rockin' Show, which made its officialRead more
In the third song from the live musical show at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Creature sings "I'm evil" and kills offRead more
The Creature take Kaye back to his lair and mixes her a drink in a skull-shaped shaker. After her initialRead more