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Wicked Grows With It's Audience

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

As I am sure is true of many others, Wicked was what really sparked my love of modern musical theater. As a kid, I had played the West Side Story soundtrack on repeat, but Wicked was unlike anything I had ever heard. I was lucky enough to finally see the show in 2010 after years of obsessing over it. Seeing it again on the most recent run, I was expecting it to be a thoroughly nostalgic experience, which indeed it was.…


Matilda: A Recipe For Magic

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

 There's something about a chorus of children, when done right, that is absolutely magical. Just ask Oliver!, Annie, and now, Matilda. Although the children certainly don’t hurt, they aren't the only factor that adds magic to the show: through amazing sets and visual effects, as well as highly technical choreography, this show leaves you breathless. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, Matilda tells the story of a child prodigy with too many brains for her head, and…


The King and I: A Classic For a Reason

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 9:10pm 1 Comment

Going into Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, I was worried about an overarching message of the superiority Western culture and an ignorance towards East Asian culture within the show. I was happily surprised to find that although the show premiered in 1951, it contains some progressive themes and represents the culture of Siam in a way that displays nuance and general understanding. Based off the novel by Margaret Landon, which was adapted…


Mamma Mia Delights Despite Technical Difficulties

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 10:48pm 0 Comments

Mama Mia! is a show that really makes you wonder: who came up with this idea, and how does it work this well? Turns out, it is all thanks to producer Judy Craymer hearing “The Winner Takes It All,” which sparked the idea in her brain that Swedish pop group ABBA’s songs might have theatrical potential. As it happens, she was right, and the show has been allowing former dancing queens to relive their glory days and introducing new audiences to ABBA’s music ever since. Based around a Greek…


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