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 after a week hiatus at Theatrical Outfit through September 17th.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Max and the Monster
Max and the Monster is an independent film written and directed by Jenna Kanell, whom I've known since she was an eager teen aspiring to find a place in the film industry. To say that has happened is a bit of an understatement. Now an award-winning filmmaker, she helmed this unique short with a message, and I was happy to be a part of it.
I am, in fact, the monster in this one, much as Dom Frollo is in Hunchback, but with an entirely different point of view. There are lots of surprises in this film--watch for it coming to a film festival near you.
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
Two of the more interesting narrations I've tackled of late have been Revolt of the Elites and Prescription for the Future. Christopher Lasch was a fascinating intellectual--initially trained in Critical Theory, his ideas evolved to a position that was neither right nor left. Although many of his theories are highly questionable, now that we are more than twenty years from this 1994 text, written shortly before his untimely death, Lasch finds many ugly truths in our society and provides fodder for deeper questioning about the future of democracy.
Ezekiel Emmanuel is one of the brightest minds in heathcare today - an MD and University of Pennsylvannia professor, and one of the principal architects of the Affordable Care Act, Emmanuel presents some fascinating new approaches to the healthcare crisis. This book gives one hope that the seemingly intractable rise in healthcare costs can, in fact, be ameliorated, while providing a higher standard of care.
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.