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by Rebecca Rudnyk – Newsies is a musical inspired by the Newsboys Strike of 1899, when impoverished children who sold newspapers on the streets of New York rebelled against the publishers who charged them more than the standard rate, most notably Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. The story wasRead More →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk – I’m going to show my cards here and, admittedly, it’s quite an uncomfortable exercise. For once, I didn’t do my homework and went into a show nearly blind. No content research, no reading of the play, nothing. Because it was the ultimate result, I’d like toRead More →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk – Every time I step into the mainstage at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), I am stunned with how beautiful the space is. Part formal restaurant, part performance venue, attending is the epitome of a ‘night out on the town’. The beautifully red-draped stage is clearly the epicenterRead More →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk – The lights dim, the cast ascends into the fractured light projected onto the stage, and the audience is almost immediately taken to church — encouraged to make ‘a joyful noise’. And, to some extent, the audience remains enveloped in this ‘holy’ reverence for the duration of theRead More →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk – Arizona State University’s ASU Gammage recently announced its 2018-2019 Broadway Season, further solidifying its place amongst the most reputable venues for seeing high-caliber theatre in the southwest. In early 2018, Gammage hosted one of the earliest runs of the Hamilton tour, reportedly bringing in patrons from allRead More →