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Christopher J. Murphy

Christopher J. Murphy

Whatzup Features Writer


Spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear with Elf Jr.

I am a well-known lover of Christmas. The decorations, the food, the music, and the movies — especially the movies. Some of my favorite holiday memories are of settling into […]


Everyone knows Rapunzel. Long blonde hair…raised by a witch…in a tower. She was probably in your book of bedtime stories as a kid. Maybe you remember her from the musical […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas

On Dec. 9, 1965, CBS aired the original broadcast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and a holiday tradition was born. Since then, its annual airings, jazzy Vince Guaraldi music, myriad […]

A Little Night Music

I remember as a kid seeing Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd starring Angela Lansbury on television. As with most things on early cable, it aired regularly for months. […]

A Family Classic for These Times

Fort Wayne Youtheatre prides itself on presenting shows that educate, enrich and entertain not just the children in our audience, but the whole family. Our production of Pinocchio promises everything […]

Bringing Back a Holiday Favorite

The director of a children’s Christmas play (literally) breaks a leg right before rehearsals begin. Sounds like a far-fetched set-up, right? Life sometimes imitates art, though; and while Best Christmas […]

The Perfect Comedy for Our Times

Donald Trump … Daniel Radcliffe … the entire cast of Hamilton! These are just a few of the famous characters populating the party at the center of FPT’s latest comedy, […]

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