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Interview with writer, composer, and musical director Joe Slabe: Crossing Swords

I recently published a blog post with writer, composer and musical director Joe Slabe. We talk a little bit about musical theatre and his career and the journey his play Crossing Swords has taken to reach the stage.

"I feel like musical theatre is a force for good in the world. If you look at the history of musical theatre its always been, sort of, on the leading edge of social justice like, Showboat, which came out in the 1920s and tackled racism head-on or West Side Story where they don’t demonize either group of kids – they just recognize that juvenile delinquency arose out of big social problems, and I think theatre has always been ahead of movies and television in addressing social or hot button issues."

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Interview with writer, composer, and musical director Joe Slabe: Crossing Swords - James Hutchison
Interview with writer, composer, and musical director Joe Slabe: Crossing Swords - James Hutchison
I dropped into the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, a couple of weeks ago where rehearsals were underway for Crossing Swords, in order to talk with Joe Slabe about musical theatre and the journey his p…

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