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The Future of Musical Theatre…a musing on High School Theatre

So, this weekend I went to my school’s (where I work) High School production of Pippin.  I knew that the school had a strong arts department so I had mixed expectations.  For one, these are High School kids.  They aren’t College … Continue reading

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Creating new pathways for Performances

While this sort of relates to Jazz Hands’ purview, it also sort of doesn’t…but I wanted to expound on something that is happening to the arts,  but especially Staged Arts (Theatre, ballet, opera) and that is the decline of audience … Continue reading

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Surprise! It’s a Rock Opera!

So, it was a Surprise Show night for me! I was at a rehearsal for a concert in a couple of weeks (I’m organizing, not performing…and I won’t actually be there for the concert so I wanted to hear these … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tournament 6!!

Welcome to Tournament 6!!! Team Jazz Hands has added some new members this Tournament!  Welcome to all the new folks! This round’s Team Unity is to craft something inspired by the Horror/Spooky musicals in our genre.  Sweeney Todd, Carrie: The … Continue reading

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Billy Elliot!

I just got back from seeing ‘Billy Elliot’, the Touring production at the Boston Opera House.  I’ve seen the movie…I love the movie, and I had been wanting to see the show ever since I saw the presentation on the … Continue reading

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What is Operetta?

So, we all know Musical Theatre and we’ve all heard of Opera, but what exactly is ‘Operetta’?  How is it different from the aforementioned styles? Operetta came out of Opera — more specifically from the French ‘Opera Comique’ who’s name … Continue reading

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Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: A Review

For this months Team Unity Project, we at Jazz Hands had a watch along and our task is to make a project fitting with the film that we watched. The consensus was to start with Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, written … Continue reading

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Movie Blog: Easter Parade

I was totally thrilled the other night when I saw that ‘Easter Parade’ was on Turner Classic Movies.  In fact, it seemed to be a whole Judy Garland movie-thon since I had tuned in just in time for the last … Continue reading

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Liveblogging of the 66th Annual Tony Awards!

Hello all you Jazz Handers! It’s the night of the Tony Awards and I’m going to try and do my best to do a bit of Liveblogging (as the show is currently paused…thanks, TiVo!) of the event! Opening scene — … Continue reading

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Round 1 Roundup!

As Round 1 comes to an end, we find ourselves making that last little push to finish projects.  What a month it’s been!  We’ve had a great showing from Team Jazz Hands. For all the challenges, we’ve had someone turn … Continue reading

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