Candlelight’s ‘Sound of Music’ is selling out shows

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Apparently, seeing a live production of “The Sound of Music” is among Candlelight Theatre fans’ list of favorite things. The current production at the Arden theater, which ends Aug. 26, had the largest opening weekends of any show at Candlelight since the COVID-19 pandemic started. “The Sound of Music,” which tells the story of the Von Trapp family and their …

KJ Johnson's Young Simba in "The Lion King" on Broadway. (Courtesy of Kenneth E Johnson)

Cab student plays Young Simba in ‘Lion King’ on Broadway

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

The first Broadway show that KJ Johnson saw was “The Lion King.” And now the Cab Calloway School of the Arts student is in the hit Disney musical, as one of two actors playing Young Simba. When KJ and his father, Kenneth E. Johnson, got the news that he was cast, “There was a lot of jumping and screaming and …

Ed Emmi in the Milburn Stone production of "Sister Act." (Courtesy of Ed Emma)

‘Sister Act’ offers Del. actor chance to repeat fun role

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

For the first time in singing and acting in more than 300 productions, Ed Emmi is creating the same role at almost the same time for two different theaters. He’s playing Monsignor O’Hara in “Sister Act” in a production at the Milburn Stone Theatre in North East, Maryland, running Dec. 2-11. Tickets are on sale now. And he will play …