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Monday Musical Moments

This week we take another look at Noah Racey's Pulse from May, 2013. Please enjoy this sizzling adaptation of I’ve Got You Under My Skin featuring the cast of male dancers and the remarkable Frances Bradley.

Pulse - Drum Crazy - Week 13

Noah Racey's PULSE, a joyous celebration of American song and dance, made its world premiere in May, 2013 and still has audiences cheering today! Here, Noah and company bring the house down with "Drum Crazy."

Guys and Dolls - Sit Down you're Rockin' the Boat - Week 12

Josh Rhodes' choreography dazzles in the rousing “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat" from our 2016 production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Brilliantly led by Todd Buonopane’s Nicely-Nicely Johnson, be sure to stay tuned for Fredena J. Williams' crashing solo at the end of the number as General Matilda B. Cartwright.

Evita - Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Week 11

Evita - Buenos Aires - Week 10

We travel to Buenos Aires with the stunning Ana Isabelle, who brought more than a touch of star quality to our 2017 production of Evita.

South Pacific - Carefully Taught - Week 9

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 musical SOUTH PACIFIC was one of the first to explore racial prejudice. We bring you "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" with a special intro from Michael Donald Edwards and director, Rob Ruggiero.

Ragtime - He Wanted to Say - Week 8

 We checked in with Director Peter Rothstein and Choreographer Kelli Foster Warder about "He Wanted to Say" from Ragtime. Hear their thoughts about the song.

 

Ragtime - Make Them Hear You - Week 7

South Pacific - Nothing Like a Dame - Week 6

Wishing you a happy Memorial Day with a little sunlight on the sand and moonlight on the sea. This week's #MondayMusicalMoment is in special honor of our veterans – "Nothin' Like a Dame" from our 2014 production of South Pacific.

 

Dramaturgy 

 

The Music Man - Rock Island - Week 5

 The unforgettable opening number of The Music Man, "Rock Island." The final lines of the song: "When the man dances, the piper pays him" became part of director Jeff Calhoun's inspiration for Harold Hill to be a tap dancer. He was also inspired by the incredibly talented Noah Racey.

Paul McGill's choreography in "Rock Island" isn't only designed to mimic the movements of people on a train,  it's also tied to the lyrics of the song. Notice how each time someone says "talk," they all bounce, each time someone says "bicker," they lean back in their chairs, when someone says "you need a," they sway to the side, etc.  This means that every actor had to know the lyrics for the full song, not just the parts they sang.

 

 

Dramaturgy

 

 

Show Boat. Ol' Man River - Week 4

Please enjoy Michael James Leslie and ensemble singing Ol' Man River from our 2013 production of Show Boat — truly one of the most memorable musical moments in Asolo Rep's history.

 

Dramaturgy 

Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director, Michael Donald Edwards sits down to chat with 2013 Showboat director Rob Ruggiero to learn why Asolo Rep's 2013 Showboat "will always stand out". Listen now to find out more!

 

1776. He Plays the Violin - Week 3

Please enjoy He Plays the Violin from our 2012 production of 1776. Andrea Prestinario is Martha Jefferson, accompanied by Bernie Yvon as John Adams and Andrew Boyer as Benjamin Franklin.

 

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Dramaturgy

Interview with Frank Galati and Michael Donald Edwards. part 2

1776. Sit Down John - Week 2

Please enjoy Sit Down, John from our 2012 production of 1776, the kick-off production of our five-year American Character Project (2012-2017). Pay special attention to the top row on the left. You might just spot photographer Cliff Roles as Lewis Morris. What was your favorite American Character Project production? Share below!

 

Dramaturgy 

Interview with Frank Galati and Michael Donald Edwards

 

West Side Story - Week 1

Mambo and Maria from our 2015 production of West Side Story.

 

Dramaturgy 

Interview with West Side Story Director Joey McKneely. Part 1

 

 Interview with West Side Story Director Joey McKneely. Part 2