Blog entries tagged with music

The Music of The Jungle Book

by: Ali Leskowitz, Assistant Company Manager at 08/06/2013 11:33 AM

“I was blown away by Mary Zimmerman’s transporting and visually stunning production. It immediately reminded me of what I love about her work – her big heart, sophisticated mind, and playful imagination. In this latest creation, she brilliantly...

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Authentic Instruments for Ma Rainey's

by: Thom Dunn at 03/22/2012 11:19 AM

Glenn Turner, Jason Bowen, G. Valmont Thomas, and Charles Weldon in  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,  photo: T. Charles Erickson Music is a major component of our current production of  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the contrast between the old style of...

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Judgement Day: Richard III The Musical?

by: Jon Trenchard at 11/16/2010 12:06 PM

The actors of Propeller Theatre Company all do double duty, playing characters in both Richard III and The Comedy of Errors , the two plays that will be performed in repertory when Propeller visits the Huntington in the spring. Jon Trenchard does...

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Aiming High: The Richard III Requiem Mass

by: Jon Trenchard at 11/07/2010 12:20 PM

The actors of Propeller Theatre Company all do double duty, playing characters in both Richard III and The Comedy of Errors , the two plays that will be performed in repertory when Propeller visits the Huntington in the spring. Jon Trenchard does...

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Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road

by: Todd Williams at 10/04/2009 12:47 PM

This week has been all about rehearsals for Maureen McGovern in  A Long and Winding Road .  Director Phillip Himberg and Maureen began rehearsals in Boston on Tuesday. They had spent the previous week rehearsing in NY, culminating with a run thru...

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The Jungle Sings & Sways: Music & Dance in The Jungle Book

by: Neena Arndt at 09/19/2013 12:55 PM

Akash Chopra (Mowgli) and Kevin Carolan (Baloo) in The Jungle Book . Photo: Liz Lauren Years after his uncle Walt’s death, Roy E. Disney commented, “With The Jungle Book, he certainly got hooked on the jungle and the characters that lived there.”...

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Acclaimed Jungle Book Orchestra To Perform "Out Of The Jungle" Fusion Concert at Johnny D's Uptown On October 6.

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/25/2013 12:51 PM

The twelve-piece jazz/Indian fusion orchestra from the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of  The Jungle Book will perform  Out of the Jungle  at Johnny D’s Uptown in Somerville on Sunday, October 6 at 8:15pm. The one-night-only event is a...

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Get Out Of The Jungle With The Jungle Book Band

by: Thom Dunn at 10/03/2013 02:33 PM

I'm just gonna put this out there: the crazy hybrid Indian-Jazz-fusion music of The Jungle Book  is worth the price of admission alone (one of the cast members told me at the first rehearsal, "You ain't lived til' you've heard blues sitar"). This...

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The Jungle Book Orchestra Jams Out of the Jungle!

by: Stephanie Ormston at 10/08/2013 01:48 PM

A sitar and a trombone walk into a bar… No, this isn’t the set up for a bad joke; this was the set up for my Sunday night, when I headed to Johnny D’s Uptown in Somerville to see The Jungle Book orchestra spend some well-deserved time in the...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Music of THE SEAGULL But Were Having Trouble Finding On The Internet

by: Charles Haugland at 02/20/2014 10:14 AM

Throughout Anton Chekhov's The Seagull , the once-roving-romantic Dr. Dorn sings snatches of art song, opera, and gypsy ballads, a counterpoint to the action created onstage. Though one of them remains easily accessible to theatres when they prepa...

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