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Next to Normal ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 3, 2020

How do you make a story about a woman having a nervous breakdown palatable to musical theatre audiences? First, you make the characters poignantly identifiable – Dan, a loving husband and father devoted to keeping his family intact; Natalie, a teenage daughter living in the shadow of her dead […]

The Music Man ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 10, 2019

The Kennedy Center’s “Broadway Center Stage” series has yet again brought us one of America’s most beloved musicals. Described as a “semi-staged concert format” in which the actors are meant to perform with their scripts in hand, this production of The Music Man goes far beyond that, offering a […]