The thing that is interesting about the score for Hello Dolly is personally I think it is one of the most memorable scores written for the theatre. The best thing about that score is you can leave humming almost every single song from that show. One song that I was impressed with was “Before the Parade Passes By”. What I love most about this song is that this song is the key moment in Dolly’s life where she decides she is going to rejoin human race and learn to love again. I love how there is a marching beat that is very similar to a march of a parade.
Crunchy Granola Suite’s music is by G. Harrell ("Fosse - the Musical."). This specific piece of work is recognized by many dance critics to be one of the strongest pieces in the revue. The exciting piece, danced by twelve dancers is described as a showstopper. Two company members sing Crunchy Granola Suite: Brad Anderson and Eugene Fleming. These two members have been seen in previous numbers dancing, which is yet another example of the versatility Fosse expected from his dancers.
“I went from ‘I hate how I see myself in the mirror, I am constantly analyzing myself, talking down myself, like about negative thoughts,’ to… at the end of that time, I was like, ‘Okay, I just wanna dance to music and feel like I’m moving… you know?’ and by that time I also kinda sorted out my weight issues. Not on purpose. It just kinda happened with becoming happier.” (Larissa) I met with the wonderful ballet dancer, Larissa Marie Kogut, on a sun-drenched Tuesday afternoon, minutes after her rehearsal with Diablo Ballet had ended. She greeted me with an enthusiastic smile, much like the one I had seen at my ballet studio’s production of The Nutcracker, where she had been a guest performer, acting as the Sugarplum Fairy. Thrilled to be interviewing my idol, I could barely expel the words from my mouth, which got twisted up with each other as
The message of this song is heartbreak, but the music reflect a happier tone making this a piece that shouldn’t make sense, yet it does and quite well too. Based in a shoo-wop style, this is definitely more of a pop tune for her. This is a piece that you would want to swing dance to or hum in the car, and I found it stuck in my head all day. “Send in The Clowns,” is a directly compelling piece. Filled with a number of key changes and builds that had me wanting to play it over and over again.
Piñatas are a bright colored party ornament in any shape or form. Piñatas are used communions, baptisms, birth days, Christmas. and other celebrations. Quinceñera marks the right of passage from child to a young woman and it is celebrated with a big birth day party where family and relative and friend accompany the young lady she will then dance to waltz with the father or older brother or a male relative and wears an elaborate dress. Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2.
It was interesting to see the transitional period from start to finish. I have been present in Wind Symphony for this to happen and have noticed great achievements, but it was interesting to see it as a bystander and a whole picture. Again, it was great to see these rehearsal techniques from a bystander point of view. It is interesting to sit and think through the choices the director is making rather than think a little than play, like an ensemble setting I am use
“Don’t be nervous.” This was the last thing my mom said to me before I entered my first audition for a ballet summer intensive. I was eleven. I did ok and I ended up getting in but like always there were things to improve on. Little did I know then that the teachers are always looking for three things; technique, confidence, and artistry. The audition was for Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory.
People who have children definitely know how hard it is to plan a vacation with them. They do not know exactly what destinations to choose in order to offer to their children the most amazing holiday ever, and they as adults, to have fun as well. Disney World, Orlando What child doesn't like Disney World?! Once they will get in this fantastic place, the little once will certainly have lots of fun and they will be extremely happy to be there. They will have plenty of amazing things to do such as spending some time in the Magic Kingdom, watching fireworks over the Cinderella's Castle, and meeting all the Disney characters.
“Once upon a time there was a lovely princess, but she had an enchantment over her of a fearful sort, which could only be broken by love’s first kiss” (Shrek). Shrek, starring the famous Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, brought big money to the box office and followed with three sequels. A musical was then adapted and performed on Broadway from 2008 to 2013. Both the film and musical similarly opened with a story, but this time it was in music form and told of how Shrek got on his bog, compared to the princess getting in the tower. Shrek the Musical is for the whole family, including jokes for adults that are covered up enough that kids will not question.
This play had a magical effect on me while I was watching it made me believe in the power of Christmas spirit and how it bonds family and friends together. Berrenbaum’s play that was recently written holds a universal truth, which is that the holidays are about spending time with your family, while the play takes place around Christmas time the message can definitely apply to any holiday. In addition to this powerful message, it should also be noted how relatable and well conveyed it was. Throughout the play I found myself thinking about myself and my actions around holidays and I did a mental check to think of the things that I should stop doing. The play incudes what many or most of us think
REXBURG--The Madison Avenue Players is proudly presenting Mary Poppins on Saturday and Monday at Madison High School. Directed by Madison High drama teacher, Robert Hibbard, the show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a 20 minute intermission. Buy tickets soon or risk not getting a seat. Even before opening night, Mary Poppins had sold 1700 tickets using a new online ticketing system. Having seen it twice already, Tabitha McCoy said, “I would say if you love musicals or plays go to see Mary Poppins because the kids did amazing.” The kids are all Madison High students, called the Madison Avenue Players, and an ensemble of elementary children.
All of the instruments had balanced sounds but to me the piano standouts the most. Track 2 (“The days of Wine & Roses”): This my favorite track name of the title because I think it a unique name. This song would make me want to drink a glass wine and listing to this song. Ed Thipen was truly mastermind in this song because the cymbal was a huge part of the song. Oscar Peterson solo at 3:39 was really short but hit the notes smoothly.
I enjoyed all the pieces, but my favorite was “Twelve Days of Christmas” because it was catchy and really enjoyable. I really like how they kind of split the parts towards the end when the guys continued singing the chorus at a quicker speed and the girls sung the chorus at a higher tempo, but a slower speed. This had a good effect on the enjoyment of the song. It was something I was not expecting to hear, so when it happened it kind of caught my attention. This group had more confidence in their performance and honestly I think confidence has a big affect on stage appearance and performance.