Tag Archives: Theatremaking

Mixed Race Musical Theatre Casts

One of the hot topics in musical theatre at the moment seems to be the validity of mixed race casting. The trend seems to have been pushed into the spotlight by the television remakes of Cinderella (which featured a completely … Continue reading

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RENT Rant: Cut Numbers and Spoken Lyrics

On stage, RENT was a rock opera. It’s unquestionable that it is one: the story is told primarily through a series of episodic and eclectic musical numbers that are grounded in the idiom of popular music. On film, RENT looks … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast is a show that is a hot property for community theatres around the United States right now. One of the most frequent questions asked by aspiring Belles seems to be this: is it more important for … Continue reading

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