It is no small feat to sit down and craft a full-length play and/or musical. The dedication and determination it takes for one to accomplish such a tedious task often requires years of experience both on and off the paper. Playwrights are a specific, unique breed that exquisitely mold language into effective and powerful dialogue. Their work is the foundation for the production. A heavy weight that many never dare to lend their shoulders to. However, at just sixteen year-old, Melody Rose, of Wilton, CT, took it upon herself to do just that.Read More
I have heard of the Doras (like the Tonys in New York) and their honouring the best in Toronto drama, theatre, dance and opera; however, as a Canadian interested in the performing arts, I regretfully knew little about the award presented by TAPA (Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts).Read More
I would like you to meet Derrick Davis. Derrick will be returning to the title role in the North American tour of The Phantom of the Opera beginning June 6th at Los Angeles Hollywood Pantages Theatre and will remain with the restaged production through the final national tour engagement in Toronto, Ontario at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Mr. Davis was seen in the Broadway revival of Carousel as well as the National Tour of The Lion King. It was quite an honor and a privilege to have the chance to interview Derrick as he discusses his journey.Read More
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an incredibly important organization that works within the theatre community to adopt environmentally friendly practices. BGA has been around for the past ten years, having just celebrated its decade birthday. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak to Alice Stevenson, the Assistant Director of the BGA, about the organization and all that it does for theatre communities, not just in New York City, but across the country.Read More
I would like you to meet the amazingly talented Natascia Diaz. Natascia is currently starring as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel at Signature Theatre in Virginia (Directed by Eric Schaeffer). At Signature she has been seen in West Side Story (Anita), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary) as well as Fosca in Passion and Jenny in The Threepenny Opera (both performances earning her a Helen Hayes Award Nomination). On Broadway, she has been seen in Man of La Mancha and Seussical and has toured in West Side Story (Anita).
Many of you though may remember her in the documentary film Every Little Step. Natascia is an amazing spirit with an unbelievable stage presence. When you see her name on the bill, you are indeed in for an unforgettable treat. It was truly an honor to interview her!Read More