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Theater Review: Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

In 1981, audiences weren’t ready for Merrily We Roll Along. Directed by Hal Prince with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the musical was highly anticipated…until it became a flop with critics and audiences, closing just 16 performances after opening night. 1,037 more words

Los Angeles Theater

A collection of my drawings of Quasimodo (played by Michael Arden) from the Hunchback of Notre Dame musical stage adaptation. I find him really interesting to draw and good practise for drawing different postures and facial expressions.

Illustration

Spring Awakening and the Evolution of the Language of Theatre

Originally staged in 2006, Spring Awakening is actually based on a 19th century play of the same name. From that base, Duncan Sheik created a rock opera about the struggles of 19th century German teens which rang true enough with modern audiences to garner 11 Tony nominations. 701 more words

Tony Awards

In Honor of Quasimodo Sunday...

…I present the complete soundtrack for the stage version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Random Things Of Randomness

The Words of Their Bodies: An Appreciation of Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING

The revival of a Broadway musical can be an exercise in nostalgia, or in cynicism, or in discovery. Rarely is it an occasion for genuine alchemy to take place onstage. 2,117 more words

Listen With Your Heart: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Studio Cast Recording

This is the first post in a new series.  Listen With Your Heart.  Essentially, I’m going to listen to, or re-listen to albums related to Disney.   2,215 more words

Disney

Christmas Eve in New York

I made it.

I flew to New York by myself (first time flying alone!) and I am here in my Aunt’s apartment relaxing. It is Christmas Eve and toasty and warm. 120 more words

Living