If you grew up in the state of New York in the 1980s and ’90s, there were certain elements of pop culture that you just could not escape. Some might consider them warm blankets of nostalgia that keep you comfortable on a cozy night, while others might call them “earworms.” Some that come to …

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What if you were offered a job to be the manager of a faux mini-mall in the basement of a huge star’s home, keep every last tchotchke, neat and tidy, and wait to see if the one customer, the star herself, ever comes down to shop? It sounds like a meshuggeneh idea. But in “Buyer and Cellar” b…

In 2013, Disney’s film, “Frozen,” about the love of two sisters, the sacrifices they make for each other, and how love can thaw even the frostiest tundra, was all the rage among children and adults alike. It inspired an explosion of princess merchandise, as well as belty choruses of the powe…

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” If you can shout out the answer to Patchy the Pirate’s question, you will want to doggy paddle over to Blank Canvas Theatre to see the Cleveland debut of “The SpongeBob Musical.” If you are not familiar with the happy-go-lucky sponge and his kooky co…