Bring ‘Hamilton’ Into Your Classroom

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America” provides a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel
Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. “Hamilton’s America” blends history, footage of Miranda’s writing process, and scenes from the musical itself to create a vibrant and engaging film about the making of the musical and the preservation of Alexander Hamilton’s legacy. PBS LearningMedia now features this collection for the classroom, which includes clips, activities, discussion questions, handouts, and teaching tips connected to the film. 

Also – check out this project! Dust off your mic and join in on the #fallartsrap challenge that is inspired by “Hamilton’s America!” Learn more.  

Bring 'Hamilton' Into Your Classroom

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America” provides a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel
Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. “Hamilton’s America” blends history, footage of Miranda’s writing process, and scenes from the musical itself to create a vibrant and engaging film about the making of the musical and the preservation of Alexander Hamilton’s legacy. PBS LearningMedia now features this collection for the classroom, which includes clips, activities, discussion questions, handouts, and teaching tips connected to the film. 

Also – check out this project! Dust off your mic and join in on the #fallartsrap challenge that is inspired by “Hamilton’s America!” Learn more.  

Ti-Ahwaga Community Players presents "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd"

Director Keith Nichols and the actor playing Cocky, Micah Neiss, talk about Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production of the Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd.   It’s not a standard “book” musical, but an allegory played out on a game board. The musical takes a look at the differences between the upper and lower classes of British society in the 1960s. The show is filled with songs that have become standards, including “Who Can I Turn To?,” “Feeling Good,” and “The Joker.” https://youtu.be/pulEa0cfNcw

The show runs through June 14th at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego.

Cider Mill Playhouse presents Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods"

Perry Davis Harper (Cinderella’s Prince and Wolf) and Andrew Simek (Rapunzel’s Prince) speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Cider Mill Playhouse’s production of Into the Woods. The musical is a mash-up of several fairy tales: Rapunzel, Cinderealla, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood (with references to Sleeping Beauty and Snow White), with the characters unified by another new fairy tale, The Baker and his Wife.  Everything ends happily ever after at the end of Act I, but then comes Act II… http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036682.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy C@rljones via Flickr

January 22, 2015 | Little Delaware Youth Ensemble; Paul Schleuse; Bag 'Bones (the Sultana musical)

Michael Hanbridge talks about the upcoming performances by the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble that is currently celebrating 15 years of making music. Jeff Stachyra and Laura Cunningham have written a musical about the disaster of the steamboat Sultana. They speak about the history of the Sultana and about the musical, Bag O’ Bones, which is coming to the Bundy Museum. Binghamton University professor Paul Schleuse continues his remarks about his book Singing Games in Early Modern Italy which will be published in the spring.

Binghamton University Theatre presents "A Chorus Line"

Director Elizabeth Mozer and actress Zarina Latypova speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Binghamton University production of A Chorus Line. Mozer explains that casting a college production of show that demands acting and singing in addition to the required dancing is a challenging task, but that the students have met the challenge. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1037232.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy of Binghamton University

Spare Productions presents "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Tony DeLousia and Brian Ives speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Spare Production’s presentation of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  It’s a musical within a musical about a reclusive Broadway show fan who plays a record of his favorite 1920’s musical, and the audience sees it though his eyes. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1034893.mp3

 

Photography Courtesy thephotographymuse via Flickr

"Another Happy Ending" at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage

Santino DeAngelo speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the reading of his musical Another Happy Ending.  DeAngelo has been working on his musical for a few years now, and it’s in the workshopping stage.  Songs have been written, tossed out, revised, and restored as the musical is shaped. And having an audience hear it is important. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1034430.mp3

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