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The song is "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina". Fantastic music on a fantastic instrument.

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Driving Miss Daisy, Needed Long Term Care

Driving Miss Daisy was a blockbuster runaway movie hit from the 1980’s about a widowed senior lady who had a man who was her driver and confidant. They develop a deep friendship over the course of the movie as they both age. Eventually after several years pass Hoke, the former driver, arrives at Daisy’s house early one morning 1971 to find Miss Daisy angry and showing signs of Alzheimer’s. Hoke was able to calm Daisy because of their history for loving friendship. It’s clear that Daisy needs long term care so her family arranges for Daisy to enter a memory care assisted living facility.

Fast forward a couple years, Hoke is now retired from chauffeuring so one day Hoke drives to the long term care assisted living facility to visit Miss Daisy who at this time is now ninety years old...

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In Ritz Theater, we truly acknowledge art and literature. They make our lives. They create our happiness. So, to express our innermost appreciation of stage arts, we offer you the Top 5 Best Theater Plays of All Time that you will surely love!


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Death of a Salesman is a tragedy play written by the American playwright Arthur Miller in 1949. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Its first performance was premiered on February 10, 1949 at Morosco Theatre, New York City.

The story tells about the fading days of a failing salesman named Willy Loman who dreamed to be successful in life. He’s hope lies on making money and working hard as an employee in a company he worked for many years...

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In Ritz Theater, we really adore Broadway entertainment. To show this admiration and respect, we have decided to present how great they are in their works and arts which showcases our history and literature.

Broadway Musicals are one of a kind entertainment and extraordinary theater shows everyone dreams to witness. From fantasies to comedic musicals, Broadway never stopped to render good and amazing shows which no one will ever forget. Below are the most favorite Broadway musicals ever. Check it out and be amazed!

  1. The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera is a musical based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, defaced musical genius...

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“Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”

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Dennis Werkmeister’s Carriage House “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”

The song is “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”. Fantastic music on a fantastic instrument. This organ was one of the two finest organs I have ever heard, The other was the Shady Nook WLW-Moon River organ, both in Ohio. I know it looks like a still picture, but the organ is playing live through it’s computer relay. The organist is one of the finest in the world.

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The Classic Theatre

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The Classic Theatre, Dayton Ohio “I’m Old Fashioned”

The Classic Theatre, a lost treasure from Dayton, Ohio. The theatre was located on West Fifth St. An empty lot is there now. These are probably the last photos taken of the theatre before it was destroyed. I’m Old Fashioned. These are just some of my local theatre photos. This is not a history of the theatres. These are my memories of these fabulous theatres.
The song is “I’M OLD FASHIONED” by Jerome Kern, played by Gary Smith on a 1961, Gulbransen, Rialto K, Theatre organ

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From London’s West End, via a record breaking run on Broadway comes the blazing new family musical; Matilda!

Launching their first national tour, the talented boys and girls of Matilda bring audiences a scrumptious visual treat, based on the beloved, twisted genius of Roald Dahl’s 1988 classic underdog story of precocious Matilda and the sometimes wonderful, sometimes revolting cast of characters, including the formidable Miss Trunchbull!

First created by the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company with a book by Dennis Kelly, and music from the hilarious Tim Minchin, Matilda burst onto the stage with a captivating energy, winning a staggering 7 Oliviers and 5 Tonys in its first year, and topping must see lists across the world...

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The Ritz Theatre: A History Worth Knowing

The Ritz theatre dates back to the year 1883, when the main structure of the theatre was constructed. Of course, it was not a theatre then. It was more of a place where goods like cigars and supplies for plumbing were made.

In the year 1913, George Cohen bought over this building. It was then renamed Cohen’s Opera House which became functional in the month of February. This place was an open ground for talent shows ranging from singers, dancers, theatre groups etc.

In the year 1926, this place was again renamed as the State Theatre. In 1933, the theatre was bought over by Eugene Levy. This was when great performances started taking place at the theatre.

In the year 1940, the Ritz theatre hosted Frank Sinatra.

This theatre is very well known for being the grounds where the stage debut of ac...

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