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2009-09-11 10:36:12

The winners of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's upcoming U.K. reality competition series will star in a new stage musical version of The Wizard of Oz, the BBC said. The show's producers are looking for a young woman to play Dorothy and a dog to play Toto in the planned West End production. I can't wait to work with the BBC again in the hunt for Dorothy -- an iconic role, of course, made famous by a young Judy Garland in the film in 1939, said composer and producer Lloyd-Webber. But, as a cat man myself,...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

MUSICALS star Keith Jack will return to the Dalkeith supermarket where he used to stack shelves to launch his new album. The star will pose for photographs, sign autographs and catch up with old colleagues when he launches his debut CD, This Time, at Tesco in Dalkeith today. Tesco Dalkeith manager Chris McIntyre said: "It's fantastic to see Keith doing so well for himself - we've ordered in hundreds of extra copies of his album as he's got a lot of fans in this store." The performer...

2008-09-02 18:00:17

Young reviewer VICTORIA WATSON catches the opening night of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday, September 13 JOSEPH kicked off in style last night. Considering this is a show where three of the main parts are played by people who didn't win Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Josephs and Nancys, there is absolutely nothing second-rate about the performances. Give me Craig Chalmers over Lee Mead any day. Craig was in...

2008-08-13 18:00:28

THE lead in a forthcoming musical has helped launch the programme of events for a theatre?s autumn season. Craig Chalmers, from BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do, is taking the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at Darlington Civic Theatre. He launched the Autumn what?s on brochure for the Civic Theatre and Darlington Arts Centre. Forthcoming attractions include West End Rocks, with Darlington Pop Idol entrant Zoe Birkett, in October. Willy Russell?s Blood...

2008-08-01 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden Arts and IN the glare of the studio lights, the dream for 19-year-old Niamh Perry was a role on the West End. One of 12 finalists to make it to the televised heats of I'd Do Anything, the Belfast-born hopeful sang her way through to week eight before being voted off the prime-time BBC ratings winner. Her ambition to play Nancy in Oliver! dashed forever. Perry's West End dream may yet rekindled however, thanks to a new wartime musical receiving its world premier on this...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--Songs and video clips from past productions of KNS Theater will highlight its 20th anniversary program of "Any Dream Will Do" at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi. This is KNS' first major fundraiser since Katrina. Proceeds will help replace some of the props, costuming and equipment lost to Katrina. Sponsors are the IP and Beau Rivage casinos. The Saenger's big movie screen will form the stage backdrop, with excerpts...

2008-06-22 15:00:13

By Linda Summerhayes IT is a hazard suffered by the rich and famous - to be followed by adoring fans clamouring for an autograph and a photographic memento of their brush with the venerable. But while many celebs shun the attention, crying our for their privacy and their right to walk the streets in peace, it's a phenomenon that musical star Keith Jack can't get enough of. "It's nice to be on your own sometimes, but well . . . I have to say, I don't really mind," he laughs. "I'll sign...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.