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Next to Normal

Next to Normal

Macob Jarren, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

"Next to Normal" is an extremely interesting musical for its amazingly, relatable story. The struggle with mental health and the unique sound of the music expresses many common feelings that modern day people feel on a day to day basis. "Next to Normal" focuses on the story of suburban mother, Diana...

Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical New Broadway Cast Recording

Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical New Broadway Cast Recording

Jacob Marren, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

Beginning off-broadway in October of the year 1967, "Hair" is a rock musical that is a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution in the late 1960s. Several of its songs became anthems of peace during the Anti-Vietnam War Peace Movemonet. This musical originally caused massive controversy...

The Color Purple 2016 Revival

The Color Purple 2016 Revival

Jacob Marren, Staff Writer

December 24, 2018

Originally a book with a well deserved Pulitzer Prize, The Color Purple had started its novelty when it was written as a book in 1982 by Alice Walker. The year after it was published, The Color Purple won the 1983 National Book Award for Fiction Pulitzer Prize. It them went on to be adapted into a movie...

Dogfight 2012 Original Cast Recording

Dogfight 2012 Original Cast Recording

Jacob Marren, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Opened July 16 2012, Dogfight the Musical is an off-broadway show based of off the film of the same name debut September 13 1991. The story follows a young Marine named Eddie Birdlace (played by Derek Klena) who is set spend his last night in San Francisco with his military friends before they are deployed...

Head Over Heels Original Cast Recording

Head Over Heels Original Cast Recording

Jacob Marren, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Welcome to a new cast album of the new week. Recently a new musical had started shows on broadway. That show is Head Over Heels. Head over Heels or HoH for short is a musical with the story of The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney set to the music of the famous American 80’s rock...