More Behind the Scenes of “Beauty and the Beast”

More from behind-the-scenes of Disney Cruise Line’s new stage adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” aboard the Disney Dream! This is the piece I put together for BroadwayWorld, featuring writer Sara Wordsworth, resident chreographer Justin Peebles, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, scenic designer Jason Sherwood and puppet designer Jeff Conover (and of course, all of the many talented cast members!)

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“Phantom” Sequel Comes to San Diego

The sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, is playing March 27-April 1 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Check out my sneak peek below and for show times and ticket information, visit broadwaysd.com.

 

Bringing the Enchanted Objects to Life in “Beauty and the Beast” aboard the Disney Dream

One of the most spectacular things about Disney Cruise Line‘s new stage adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” is how the Enchanted Objects are brought to life through puppetry. Check it out in my story below!

Meet Some of the Talented Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal”

Cirque du Soleil will be skating into the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego March 21-25, with a brand new ice experience! I got a chance to talk to a couple of the talented artists behind “Crystal.” Check out my story below, now airing on California Life.

For show times and ticket information for “Crystal,” visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

New Stage Adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” Sets Sail Aboard the Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line produces the most SPECTACULAR musicals for its ships. I had the incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes of their latest production – “Beauty and the Beast” – aboard the Disney Dream and talk to the cast and creative team. Here’s ONE of my stories, airing this week on California Life with Heather Dawson!

PIPPIN Playing in San Diego This Week!

The winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, is playing in San Diego this week!

PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. The show features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics.

For much more on PIPPIN, check out my preview below!

PIPPIN is presented by Broadway San Diego. It runs August 25-30 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

A Wickedly Good Time Behind the Scenes of the WICKED Tour

IMG_5075WICKED is one of the most “popular” Broadway shows on tour. If you’ve seen it, you know why. The music, scenery, costumes, storyline… all are top-notch. As is the crew working backstage to make sure all of the lighting and special effects go off without a hitch.

I got a chance to go behind the scenes on one load-in day, and speak with Head Electrician Todd Davis.

Check out my video below to find out what it takes to move this massive show from city to city!

WICKED is playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through March 15th! Click here for show times and ticket info!