Each young person has an exceptional gift to offer to the musical and each and every one blew down the roof in their own way.
“School of Rock” has catchy songs and a dynamic set that transforms. While these elements are eye-catching, it’s the cast that really makes the show.
“Paige in Full” at the Alliance Theatre is a powerful one woman show that tackles themes of race, nationality, identity, feminism and self expression. Paige Hernandez uses hip-hop and movement work to tell her own story about growing up in Baltimore. Trial after trial, the audience sees how she uses dance as a way to save her own life and mind.
From her first appearance in Act One, the modern Jasmine tells us she’d like “a suitor who’d be willing to change a few royal diapers once in a while.”
If you want to spend time with family or be taken on a magic carpet ride into the show you know and love, give “Aladdin” a try.
As “Hamilton: An American Musical” departs Atlanta after a record-breaking run at Fox Theatre, it’s important to pay close attention to the characters Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. The importance of women having a voice still rings true today.
“Hamilton” is truly a rebellious piece, characteristic of the “young, scrappy, and hungry” youth of America, yearning for change, inclusivity and a unified nation.
“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
“Hamilton” is a revolutionary concept in its own right. The question we should really be asking is this: If an immigrant man and other individuals with different backgrounds can do it, can’t the rest of the world do it, too?
James Taylor Odom, the young actor who played all eight of the D’Ysquith men and women who met their unfortunate end, did an incredible job of mastering each and every role.