Tonight, Wynwood Yard will throw a party that honors a little bit of jazz, a little bit of Vonnegut, and years worth of passion and hard work rolled up into a freshly-minted compact disc. The Zach Larmer Electric Band will be out performing works from their debut album, self-released and available today. We had the great pleasure of talking to composer/bandleader/local music impresario Zach Larmer about the development and recording of the album, with a sneak peak of what to expect from tonight’s show.
This week our city is once again hosting Andrew Lloyd Weber’s famous musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Since it’s opening in 1986 there have been numerous productions, the most recent fashioned by director Laurence Conor (Miss Saigon, The King and I, Les Miserables—the list goes on) and producers Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company, and NETworks Presentations. This new production of Phantom is memorable as the grandest of productions yet, with a cast and orchestra of 52 that inspire wonder, while honoring the magic of the original show. Continue reading In Review: New Production of Webbers ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Casts Spell at Arsht