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Say Goodbye to Music, But Not to Light

The closing of a show is always a little bittersweet, though I must say, immediately following the last show there is very little that is “sweet” about it.  After the final show, when you are emotionally, physically, and mentally drained, you don’t go home – you strike the set.  This time-honored tradition is both loathed […]

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Bringing a Show to Life

As we return from Spring Break, there is a delicious anticipation in the air, as well as a sense of urgency as we realize the daunting task we have before us. With the majority of the show being blocked, rehearsed, and choreographed, we have now begun to stumble through (often quite literally) through the show. […]

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In Search of a Story

From our classroom discussions, we have come to realize that one of the most important ways to make this show a success is to first each personally understand the story that we are attempting to translate to the audience.  Transforming a book into a musical undoubtedly involves losing some details from the original.  For example, […]

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Ragtime: More than a Musical

At the first official Ragtime class/rehearsal, we simply read through Act 1 and digested some addition information about the production, but I’m already excited beyond belief to be a part of this fantastic endeavor! Going beyond the traditional song and dance, Ragtime truly tells a story, combining history with intrigue, love, loss, and, of course, […]