Archive for December, 2005

Alex plays guitar

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Alex plays guitar
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

Alex couldn’t keep his hands off Kerry’s christmas present!

Holiday Lights

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Holiday Lights
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

The facade of our South Philly joint lit up for the holiday – the lights are actually red but the camera couldn’t get the colors right at dusk…

Holiday decor

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Holiday decor
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

A view of the decorated dining room during our Christmas Eve bash, showing Kerry at the buffet. Check out the garlands on the ceiling!

A Skinny Tree

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

A Skinny Tree
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

Our holiday tree this year is 100% artificial (guaranteed no sneezing) but 101% beautiful.

Kerry’s new guitar

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Kerry’s new guitar
Originally uploaded by Chazzyg.

Looking down on Kerry on the sofa as he strums his new guitar – a scene from Christmas morning

Music from the younger composer in the family

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Alex has posted four original compositions which some chazzyblog habitues may find of interest. These are tunes which he created in collaboration with his friend and roommate, Mark Malangyan (both pictured above), unveiled at a release party at Silk City earlier in December.
Call
March In May
Salvation Army
Awake

Musical Theater in Hong Kong

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I’ve just accepted an invitation to visit the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, to help conduct an assessment of their musical theater program. Above, an image from their production of Fiddler On The Roof (in Cantonese).
Here is a link to a little bit of video from their program. Stay tuned to the Chazzyblog for further tales of Musical Theater in the Far East!

Talkin’ Broadway reviews “The Dinosaur Musical”

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

The Internet theater site Talkin’ Broadway has a very nice write-up of The Dinosaur Musical, which their reviewer liked even better than Frog and Toad – imagine that! This reviewer appreciated the show in every imaginable way, a very nourishing form of praise.

Doctor Dolittle tour features UArts alum

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

This article on BroadwayWorld.com provides detailed information on the casting and tour schedule of the re-constituted Doctor Dolittle tour, now starring Tommy Tune and Dee Hoty. Scroll down to read the name of Lesley M. Klose (formerly Lesley Fagen, now wife of Chip Klose) in the cast list. Congrats to Lesley!

Take Off Your Emotional Clothes and Sing

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

The New York Times published this wonderful piece about Barbara Cook and a master class that she conducted with Juilliard singing actors. I’ve been coaching my third year students on a round of standards and have been repeating many of the same mantras, but I don’t get paid the big master class fees to do it. It’s affirming to see a great artist affirm this approach to singing-acting.