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‘Finding Neverland’ is crowd pleaser

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to the arts—performing, musical, or visual—there is a time for masterpieces. And there is a time for very good. While a masterpiece might fill your soul or push boundaries, very good will…

The intimate examination of family in the musical ‘Fun Home’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The musicals that most of America knows is created with broad strokes. They are big entities with big stories. The nuances of a character’s motivation are glossed over for the larger picture. Think “Wicked.” Think…

‘Matilda’ full of magic

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walking into The Bushnell for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” I really didn’t know what I was getting into. Although I read Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,” and…

Some smiles on ice with your favorite Disney characters

In terms of entertainment for children, you can’t go wrong with anything Disney. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse—and films like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”—will bring a smile to a child’s face faster than the words, “Let’s…

‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After being released more than 20 years ago in 1991, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has become one of the most classic and iconic movies throughout time, due to its loving, charming, and passionate storyline. “Beauty…

‘The Book of Mormon’ snags your attention with raucous laughs

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR More often times than not, no matter how much you enjoy a stage show, there will be moments in the evening where your attention will wander because what’s on stage has lost its appeal… even…

Emblem3, MKTO give a hint of something big at MGM Grand

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Perhaps, it was the dawning of something big. On Saturday, Emblem3, the former “X-Factor” contestants, and MKTO, featuring two former cast members of a Teen Nick show, Gigantic, stepped onto the MGM Grand at Foxwoods…