HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I started off the New Year with the festivities at Coney Island – a great way to greet 2016!
And the next day I went to see Deaf West’s production of Spring Awakening. The story line, such as it is, it a bit weird, to put it mildly, but the performances were great! How to stage a musical with deaf performers is not immediately obvious, but the hearing and deaf actors integrated seamlessly, and this production showed how well the possibilities of performance can be stretched beyond where we think they can without distorting the show. Catch it before it closes on January 24th.
There’s a lot happening in the Big Apple in January, with several performing arts conferences and festivals. I’ve listed them on the CURRENT EVENTS page. Previous events have been moved to Past Events page.
I’ll resume my regular blog reviews in another week or two, but wanted to alert you to all these wonderful events.