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Vanderbilt Off-Broadway performs "Pippin" in Ingram Hall on January 17, 2018. Photo by Madison Lindeman.

PIPPIN by Madison Lindeman, Lily Jaremski, and Hassatou Diallo

Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson, was Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s 2019 mainstage production, performed January 17-19 in Ingram Hall. Pippin tells the story of a young man considering suicide as he searches for meaning and fulfillment. He is joined in his quest by a troupe of players…

Posted by on February 4, 2019 in 1010 blog posts, Analysis Essay, Blog posts, Production Review, ,

“You Gotta Have Heart”: Show Stopping and Soul Searching in VOB’s DAMN YANKEES

Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s production of Damn Yankees delivers everything you might want in a classic musical—big song and dance numbers, jokes that feel surprisingly relevant to today’s political climate (along with adlibs that blatantly call out the newly inaugurated 45th president), and faithfulness to social realities of the 1950s that leave you wondering whether or not…

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Production Review, , ,

Legally Blonde: Charming and Insightful

This semester in Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt Off-Broadway (VOB) produced Legally Blonde, a musical based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. A snowstorm in January required the group to shift the much-anticipated second and third showings of the musical from January 22 and 23 to February 6 and 7. Regardless, the…

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Blog posts, , , ,

The Immigrants— the Unforgettable Struggle by Chris Dai

  The first act of Alien: the Musical narrates the life of Irish immigrants in New York in the late 1800s, particularly the life of Dolan family. By vividly portraying the harsh working conditions and the unfair treatment they received during this time, the musical shows the hostility and discrimination that the Irish immigrants faced…

Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Blog posts, , ,

What’s Your Damage? by Lia Van de Krol

On August 29th, I had the pleasure of seeing Street Theatre Company’s production of Heathers: The Musical and walking out stunned. The magnitude and weight of the themes combined with the talent of the performers shook me to the point of only being able to say “wow” as I replayed scene after scene in my…

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in News, , ,

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