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Doo-Wop Avenue Today!

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

I’m busting out the camera and heading over to the
Doo-Wop Avenue Claasic Car Show and Street Party, taking place around the corner from our house. Look for pix here.

Mileva Trio

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

That was so easy (see post below) that I’m posting a second video from “Einstein’s Dreams,” this one a trio of short original songs I wrote for the character of Mileva Maric, Einstein’s wife at the time Lightman’s novel takes place (Einstein’s “annus mirabilis,” 1905). The singers are Abby Grenda, Carleigh Smith and Danielle Westhead; all of them learned these songs overnight and performed them with skill and sang-froid. Thanks, ladies!

Einstein’s Dreams

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

If the magic of YouTube is cooperating, below you will find a video clip from the final performance at the Pre-College Program in Musical Theater at The University of the Arts. The piece being showcased is called Tempus Fugit, and it was created as part of a workshop of ideas for a musical based on Alan Lightman’s book “Einstein’s Dreams.” Whit MacLaughlin was the director, Albert Innaurato was writer in residence, and the music and text for the song was by me (ably realized by the piano duo of Ebbenga and Ertelt).

Coming About

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Coming About
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

The Kalmar Nyckel on the Christina Riverfront, as seen on the Fourth of July. In the background, riverfront condo-mania.

Regional Theater’s Glamour Gap

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

The online ediion of the Wall Street Journal offers these thoughts by Terry Teachout on “Regional Theater’s Glamour Gap.” As a theater artist working in “the stix,” I say “right on!”

Toby Praises “Forum”

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

In this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Toby Zinman writes that “Arden’s ‘Forum’ is a funny thing.” It runs through June 25.

Practice Makes Perfect?

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

What makes a virtuoso? Is it talent or training? There’s food for thought in an article entitled A Star Is Made from The New York Times Magazine. This article points to the statistical connection between “deliberate practice” and “expert performance.” SAVI singing actors, take note!

Dancing in the Streets

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

This is how UArts celebrates after the ceremony – a Brazilian samba band and carnival dancers lead the procession back to Hamilton Hall.

An Academic Family

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

The three of us in our caps and gowns, out on Broad Street in front of the Merriam Theater after the ceremony.

A Moment After

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

Snapped on the stage just after Alex received his diploma – D’Arcy and I got out of our faculty seats and came round to greet him.