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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

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In Honor of Quasimodo Sunday...

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

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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


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


I'm Home Again, Rose

Here we are, on the couch. Staying up until all hours of the night to watch a musical, write a post, knit a scarf, eat ice cream, etc. 245 more words


Spring Awakening Breaks New Ground On Broadway

This season, Broadway welcomes the deaf to experience a revival of Tony-winning musical, “Spring Awakening”.

The groundbreaking revival opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater for a limited 18-weeks run on September 27th 2015. 360 more words