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Wicked first opened in 2003 and has since established itself as a musical theater staple. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the hit musical has won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and one Grammy Award and the London show has won a Laurence Olivier Award. Wicked’s characters have joined the ranks of iconic Broadway characters and its soundtrack, originally written by Stephen Schwartz, is instantly recognizable. With…Continue
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!” is a common chant that can be heard throughout life as children of all ages try to convince themselves that the words their bullies spew at them have no power. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the four time Tony Award Winning show Matilda: The Musical illustrates the true power words can have in the most magical way. Though Matilda is a musical…Continue
The King and I, based on the 1944 novel “Anna and the King of Siam, by Margaret Landon, tells the story of Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly) and her son as they arrive in Siam. Anna has been hired to be a teacher for The King of Siam’s children and wives in a epic clash of cultures and opinions. The relationship between The King of Siam (Jose Llana) and Anna is comparable to a choreographed tug-of-war and is portrayed through spectacular acting.…Continue
As the curtain rose on opening night of Mamma Mia!, I came to the realization that I had never been more anxious or excited for a show. Mamma Mia! is a classic that returned for the eighth time to play at The Orpheum Theater through February 12 as part of its farewell tour. Based on the book by Catherine Johnson and with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (and few songs by Stig Anderson), Mamma Mia! did not disappoint.
The soundtrack was filled with some of…Continue