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by Rebecca Rudnyk

Disney knows how to do Broadway.

They’ve proven it again and again, arguably most successfully with The Lion King which began its run on the Great White Way in 1997 and is ranked amongst the longest running Broadway shows of all time. Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and most recently Frozen. Disney has proven that animated films built on a foundation of magical and unhappenable-happenings can be adapted for the stage and brought to live audiences. Aladdin proves it yet again…Read More →

2019 ASU Gammage Season

It’s the start of a new year. The brief reflective period when we pause, if only for a few moments, for an exercise in introspection. Contemplation of the year past. Ambitions for the months to come. Even if things are good, we imagine how they can be better. How we can be better. Yes, January is a wonderful, fleeting, hopeful month…Read 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 →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk – Before The King and I even begins, the beautifully draped stage greeted attendees with the promise of exotic extravagance. Thai Buddhist goddesses, almost holographic, peered out at the audience. It is an appropriate primer for the stunning opening scene: Anna (a well-traveled Welsh widow, and teacher ofRead More →

As you enter Eye Lounge you are transported into the imagination of artist Lee Davis. At first glance the gallery is filled with a dozen fascinating clock paintings but with closer examination the viewer discovers strange plants organically growing out of the timepieces. As an artist, Lee Davis aims toRead More →