Yet even with the license to delve deeper, Anastasia the Broadway musical still feels constrained somehow. Consequently, though it looks and sounds like a million rubles, you don’t believe a stitch or syllable of any of it, which is a problem for a fantasy.
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How does this second last voyage hold up? A little like that old ship herself: at times fleet, at times a little top-heavy, but always up for non-stop mayhem.
Described by author Ntozake Shange as a “choreopoem” it beautifully blends poetry, music, song, dance and movement to tell the story of eight women of color and the challenges and cruelties they face every day.
Chicago– Wonder and amazement abound! Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, featuring Chicago resident Audrey Edwards and Warrenville native Natalie Galla sharing the title role. With book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and orchestrations and additional music by Chris Nightingale, Roald Dahl’s
People compete as equals for unequal opportunities, and win or lose, move on with their lives to continue surviving as best they can.