Broadway and Atlanta director Kenny Leon’s “Holler If Ya Hear Me” is not what anyone expected … it’s better!
As a love child of the theater, I hardly felt out of place in Spelman College’s theater, interviewing Atlanta actress Terry Henry. It was reassuring that the beautiful chaos is not limited to high school theater.
It reminded me how beautiful and united we can be, not only Americans but as a human race when it comes to being emotionally connected to similar struggles.
“The Crucible” brings hope that America will not explode into chaos in these discriminatory, emotional and frightful times.
My expectations were not high going into “Moby Dick” at the Alliance. There was no way that a play could match the quality of Melville’s classic novel.
I like to play the game of anticipating how a show will end, but in the case of this musical, I lost.
If people can see others stories’ being told, they can start to understand them. Understanding leads to empathy and empathy leads to change.
As everyone is hopping onto the “Hamilton” bandwagon, people must not forget the magnificence of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first notable work, “In the Heights,” which won four Tony Awards in 2008 and was actually the first hip-hop style musical introduced to the Broadway stage.
Every song in the show has so much energy, you feel like dancing in the audience.
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