Currently running at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville GA, The Hunchback of Notre Dame teams legendary composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, giving new life to Victor Hugo's classic tale, with direction by Justin Anderson and musical direction by Ann-Carol Pence. Choreography is by Ricardo Aponte. Listen to Justin and me speaking with Lois Reitzes on WABE's City Lights about the production - Listen now!
Get your tickets for Aurora's production now through August 27th. The show continues its run at Theatrical Outfit through September 17th.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Audie Award Winner 2016
Newbery Honor 2016
Odyssey Honor 2016
This is a wonderful recording of a beautiful book. "Echo" transcends the audiobook genre to become a multimedia experience with music interwoven into the telling of four stories that come together in a magical way. I'm proud to have been a part of the creative team that put this together. Along with fellow narrators Mark Bramhall, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Soler, I took home my first Audie Award.Listen to an excerpt of Echo
Listen to my podcast conversation with Gareth J. Young on a variety of topics under the headline, "Healing the World Through Stories." Gareth and I got to know each other through another conversation at Theatrical Outfit after a performance of "Storefront Church." I've appeared on his show before and we enjoyed it so much, we decided to have another go.
I had only read, sad to say, "The Naked and The Dead" and a few of his Esquire entries back in the day, but I can tell you my curiosity is piqued by diving into "The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer." Editor and Literary Archivist for the Mailer estate J. Michael Lennon selected some 700+ letters for this curated compilation, but they represent only 2% of Mailer's total output--over 40,000 letters. Perhaps his last name was prescient. Pugnacious, thin-skinned, brilliant and yes, warm and loving--Mailer fascinates with his ministrations on a writer's life, his battles with ex-wives and ex-friends, money, sex and politics. From John Kennedy to John Lennon, from Capote to Styron, MLK and virtually every bright star in a fifty year span, Mailer directed his pen to persons large and small. It's quite a journey to take with the only person to win the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and non-fiction. At Amazon, Audible and other purveyors of audiobooks.
"Smart People, directed with impeccable comedic timing by David de Vries, onstage at True Colors Theatre..."~artsatl.com
"[Lydia Diamond's] razor-sharp dialogue crackles, and director David de Vries gives the show a fever-pitched pace to match." ~ Atlanta Journal Constitution