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Your Stage : Interview with writer, composer, and musical director Joe Slabe: Crossing Swords by James Hutchison

James Hutchison

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

"Music is able to tap right into a visceral emotional reaction that doesn’t require words or which can layer on top of words so there’s a whole other way of communicating that comes into play, because yes there are usually lyrics but the music can lift and elevate those lyrics and actually create a short cut to your emotional core and make you feel things. And when movement and dance get involved that’s a whole other level of expression. It’s really all the arts because theatre involves architecture and colour theory and costume and literature and music and dance and so musical theatre is sort of all the arts in the pursuit of a single vision or message.”

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 play has taken to reach the stage.

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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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