Entries by Khaleel Hayes

8 Well-Known Superstitions and their Meanings

As a trick in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice film, you have to say Beetlejuice’s name three times to make him appear. The Beetlejuice musical, playing at the Buell Theatre September 5 through 17, gives this classic film a Broadway makeover with crazy musical numbers, strong language, mature references and other behaviors from the well-known, inappropriately deranged […]

Miss Rhythm: Popular Pop Culture References Explained

Miss Rhythm — The Legend of Ruth Brown plays at the Garner Galleria Theatre through October 22 to bring R&B singer and actor Ruth Brown’s story to life. This show’s script mentions significant people, places and things that also affected Ruth Brown’s life. Here’s a brief rundown of each person, place and thing mentioned in […]

The 39 Steps: The Art of Quick Change

The 39 Steps, playing at the Singleton Theatre through June 18, implements numerous moving parts, such as Alfred Hitchcock film styles, a thrilling spy novel and a dash of Monty Python comedy with a 1935 London backdrop. This show also uses quick-change techniques for three actors playing more than 50 roles. Heidi Echtenkamp, Denver Center […]

Anastasia: 6 Famous Jewels and Family Heirlooms

Anastasia keeps audiences hooked from beginning to end in numerous ways, including the music, the characters, and the story of love, loss, and family reconnection. Family jewels also play a key role in the Broadway show because a jeweled music box and necklace prove Anastasia’s ancestry in the Romanoff family tree during a time before […]

Remembering Chaim Topol: Fiddler on the Roof‘s Tevye

8 Fascinating Facts About the Actor Who Breathed Life into Fiddler on the Roof’s Tevye on the Stage and Big Screen Chaim Topol, the Israeli actor who portrayed Fiddler on the Roof’s Tevye on stage for decades and in the 1971 movie adaption, died on March 8 in Tel Aviv. His son, Omar, confirmed his […]