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Articles by Ryan Walsh

  Shakespeare and Jazz seems like a pretty odd concept. It even seemed odd to me when I first began working on the music, and it continues to raise eyebrows when first described. How can Shakespeare, the most revered writer in the English language, pair with the raucous, improvisational, earthy nature of jazz from the Crescent City?  That’s what Alex Ates and I set out to discover when we decided on a medium that would…

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    While preparing to welcome The Shakespearean Jazz Show to the Paramount Center Mainstage on July 18th, we’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the rich tradition of setting Shakespeare’s legendary words to music. In fact, we published a brief history of this tradition on this very blog just last week. And as we’ll see on July 18th, the urge to combine the Bard’s words with melody is alive and well to…

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  Did you enjoy our special sneak preview event? Which productions are you most looking forward to? What did you think of Jeff Mattsey’s performance from Back to Baritone: An Unauthorized History. In Song.? Did columbinus’ director PJ Paparelli excite you for our first show of the Fall Season? Please share feedback with us in the comments section of this entry.

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WHAT DID YOU THINK? Did you enjoy Tappin’ Thru Life: An Evening with Maurice Hines? Were you thrilled by the guided tour Hines took us on through these songs and stories? Did you marvel at the top-notch tap talent on display? Did the Big Band music speak to you? We’d love to hear your feedback on this production and anything related to the topic by leaving a comment here.

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  Did you enjoy An Iliad? Did Denis O’Hare’s performance move you? Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? We’d love to hear your feedback on this production and anything related  to the topic by leaving a comment on this entry.

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