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2008-07-04 00:00:17

By Candy Williams Two college students from Harrison City are gaining a new perspective on community theater this summer. Meghan Ginley, a sophomore theater arts major at Point Park University, and Jonathan Baird, a freshman musical theater major at Shenandoah University, are directing and vocal directing, respectively, the Apple Hill Playhouse children's production of "Winnie the Pooh." Both are graduates of Penn Trafford High School who have acted in productions and are taking their...

2008-07-02 09:00:38

By By Sarah Rothwell, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 2--TEMPLE TERRACE -- TEMPLE TERRACE -- When 17-year-old Karen Thorla landed the role of Belle in Masque Community Theatre's production of "Beauty and the Beast," she jumped for joy. "It's my dream role," she said. "I grew up watching the movie, and it was the first Broadway show I ever saw. I've known all the songs since I was a kid." "Beauty and the Beast" opens Aug. 1 at Masque, 8825 N. 56th St. The musical's 52-member cast is made up of...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

By Carla DeStefano Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is best summed up in one word -- big. From the costumes, to the sets, to the music, the show is a tall order to fill. But director Chan Harris is up for the challenge as his cast takes the stage beginning tonight at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown. Harris, of New York, says it has been a fun process of putting the lavish musical on the Playhouse stage. The big locations in the musical, which include several buildings and a town,...

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2007-05-24 10:14:30

It's way too long and massively convoluted and ultimately just plain silly. But still, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is a lot of fun a lot of the time. The third movie in the freakishly successful "Pirates" franchise feels substantial and looks impressive and fulfills the hype surrounding it in a way the other thirds - Spidey and Shrek - haven't so far. Having said that, it is, of course, a giant meandering mess that leaves you feeling as if you've been tossed about on the high...

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2006-07-07 09:56:06

LOS ANGELES -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" opens Friday (July 7), but the Walt Disney Co. also has high hopes for the property in the strikingly different media of massively multiplayer online games. "Pirates of the Caribbean Online" will become a reality next year when Disney Online reveals an original story set within the mythology of the "Pirates" film trilogy. Disney Online Virtual Reality Studio vice president Mike Goslin knew he wanted to create an MMOG based on the...

2006-07-06 20:17:51

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood has cleared the decks this weekend, making way for what many expect will be the summer's biggest hit, Buena Vista Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." With a huge built-in audience -- 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" was the Walt Disney Co.'s biggest live-action grosser, with a domestic take of $305 million -- industry watchers are putting the booty for "Dead Man's...

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2006-07-07 05:41:42

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Since playing an aspiring pirate in 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," Orlando Bloom has been an elf, a milkman, a shoe designer and a soldier. The 29-year-old British actor is back to his seafaring ways in the second "Pirates" film, "Dead Man's Chest," opening Friday. Bloom plays Will Turner, a blacksmith-turned-seaman who is set to marry the governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann, played by Keira Knightley. Before they can wed, though,...

2006-07-03 07:11:38

By Bob Tourtellotte and Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three years ago, $654 million smash hit movie "Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" handed its Hollywood makers a devil of a dilemma: How the heck to top it? To meet the challenge, director Gore Verbinski and writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio fought fire with fire. For sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," they fought their devil of a dilemma with the devil of the sea -- Davy Jones....

2006-07-03 07:10:00

By Bob Tourtellotte and Gina Keating LOS ANGELES -- Three years ago, $654 million smash hit movie "Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" handed its Hollywood makers a devil of a dilemma: How the heck to top it? To meet the challenge, director Gore Verbinski and writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio fought fire with fire. For sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," they fought their devil of a dilemma with the devil of the sea -- Davy Jones. Action-adventure film...

2006-06-20 14:35:00

By Sarah Coffey NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Pan's feisty, but previously mute, flying fairy sidekick has finally found her voice. Actress Brittany Murphy will be the Walt Disney Co.'s first-ever voice for Tinker Bell, giving the gift of speech to the precocious winged creature who until now communicated via facial expressions and jingling. The iconic green sprite is returning to the screen in a direct-to-video film slated for release next year as part of Disney's new "Fairies" line of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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