Creature from the Black Lagoon - A Raging, Rockin’ Show debuts July 1

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
Phone: 1-800-UNIVERSAL
Opens: July 1

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Stage Review: iGhost

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.

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