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Plenty of swordplay at the Norris Theatre

Plenty of swordplay at the Norris Theatre

Action heroes “The Three Musketeers” by Bondo Wyszpolski The Norris Theatre should be commended for taking on a play that has never been staged west of the Alleghenies. On the other hand, who hasn’t heard of “The Three Musketeers,” the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas? A can’t miss show, right? Well, let’s have a look… […]

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“42nd Street” musical at the Norris Theatre

“42nd Street” musical at the Norris Theatre

Chasing those Broadway Dreams “42nd Street” opens Friday at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Depending on the medium, works of art achieve “classic” status after varying amounts of time. Classic rock might be applied to hit songs from the 1970s, where as classic literature more often than not refers to folks like Jane Austen […]

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Meeting of the minds: Picasso and Einstein

Meeting of the minds: Picasso and Einstein

A Stroke of Genius Picasso and Einstein at the speed of light by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s not often that we find ourselves in the same room as Picasso and Einstein, but there I was, just last weekend, interviewing the two of them. Or rather, I should say, the principal actors in Steve Martin’s “Picasso at […]

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The Norris Theatre puts a spell on you!

The Norris Theatre puts a spell on you!

Word games “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens the new season at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Game shows can be silly and distracting, but amusing and addictive as well, and “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” wiggles its way into that category. The musical, which was conceived by Rebecca Feldman and […]

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Trombones! Cornets! The Music Man!

Trombones! Cornets! The Music Man!

Marching Orders The Music Man raises his baton at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Broadway musicals come and go, but 60 years after its debut “The Music Man” still lights up the marquees of theaters across the country. Right now it’s also lighting up the marquee of the Norris Theatre in Rolling Hills Estates […]

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Young Frankenstein, the musical – at the Norris Theatre

Monster Mash Larry Raben and Tracy Lore star in “Young Frankenstein” at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Sure, it’s still September, hot weather and all that, but I’m hoping for a touch of thunder and lightning tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 23). That’s when the musical comedy “Young Frankenstein” opens for three weeks at the […]