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Tag: musicals

Elsie Cast and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Elsie Cast and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Conversation with Rachel Milligan Ferat of the Elsie Cast about the musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We discuss the fantastic theater references held within, as well as exploring the mental health elements of the show, including addiction, suicide and borderline personality disorder. You can check out […]

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Art is a powerful medium for understanding ourselves and each other. As one of those art forms, theater can elucidate and educate, allowing us inside of the internal lives of the characters through song and dance in a way that other genres cannot, making it […]

Rodney Hicks: Finding Meaning in Art

Rodney Hicks: Finding Meaning in Art

Rodney Hicks is a 43-year-old Broadway veteran but it would be easy to mistake him for a master yogi. He has a fitness worthy of an athletic professional, creating an appearance that defies age, and a public presentation that exudes a level of peace and knowledge that comes from decades of philosophical study. […]

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

At the Brooks Atkinson Theater, Jenna Hunterson, the lead character in the musical Waitress, is abused by her husband eight times a week. We see Earl grab her roughly by the wrist, raise his hand to strike her, intimidate her with his physicality, and financially control her. The […]