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Julie Taymor’s costumes for The Lion King are plain wonderful. The musical is traveling in 2005. See it in New York, California, Minnesota, Maryland, Arizona, Massachusetts
or Illinois, but see it!


Julie Taymor’s new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), will resume
April 8-23 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City. Taymor’s production is magical. Masked
“bird ladies” on stilts wear hoop skirts. The winged Queen of the Night sprouts spider-like fingers.
There are giant puppets, animal-shaped kites, even massive dancing bears.



The annual Ethnic Dance Festival ( June 11-26
2005 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco) has, for 25 years, presented diverse world dances: classical, sacred, vernacular and folk, all by the Bay Area ethnic communities.

Little Women opened in January 2005 at New York’s Virginia Theater. Louisa May Alcott’s classic American Civil War story of Jo (played by Tony award winning Sutton Foster) and her three sisters has been
turned into a musical.


Anna Karenina, the ballet, will be performed mid-May 2005 at the Majestic Theater in Boston. Tolstoy’s story of passion and power in St. Petersburg Russia will be danced by the Eifman Ballet.


Mama Mia! is at the Winter Garden Theater, New York. The sunny, funny musical unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's
quest to discover her father’s identity brings 3 lovers from her mother's past back 20 years later.


Steel Magnolias, at the Lyceum Theater, NYC, opens April 4 2005. Set in a beauty salon in Louisiana, this is a comedy and a tear jerker about genteel but tough, eccentric women who spar and support each other.




Wicked, a post feminist, socially-conscious
musical reinterpretation of the story of Oz’s Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and
Glinda, the Good Witch who have an unlikely, mutual admiration society. Reviewers say it’s “a big, bold, brassy, no-holds-barred, intelligent
spectacle.” In 2005 it’s touring Toronto, Chicago, LA, Denver, Dallas and Europe. MORE

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