Empress pulls off THE MUSIC MAN without any trouble

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MAGNA — Meredith Willson‘s The Music Man is one of the most beloved of all American musicals.  I personally think it’s one of the top five greatest.  It has been a hit since it first opened in 1957 on Broadway with Robert Preston as the unflappable con man Harold Hill and Barbara Cook as prim […]


Oklahoma! is a Heap Better’n OK!

MAGNA — I hadn’t seen Oklahoma! in years and my two play-going companions, my husband and 15-year-old son, had never seen the live version, so it was a treat to attend The Magna Empress Theater’s production of this classic, directed by Nanny McKenzie.