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Saturday, August 2 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Shakespeare VS. Sondheim: The Broadway Battle

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In the world of Broadway and the West End, people are often drawn to the show-stopping songs and exquisite dances of the musical. Even if a person is not a “hardcore” theatre fan, many know the lyrics to songs from shows such as Wicked, West Side Story, and Evita. However, most people aren’t very familiar with plays past The Crucible or Equus. In this roundtable discussion, we intend to discuss the accessibility of a play versus a musical, the disparity between the two genres, and why such a battle exists in the first place. In case things get a little too heated, we have a few sing-alongs planned as well!


Miranda Caddell

Wizard, The Puffskein Experience
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Abby Ritter

Specialized Recreation Aide, The Arc of Oneida-Lewis
Abby is many things: a music therapist, former figure skater, disability and LGBTQ+ activist, and, above all, a professional fangirl. She has been attending Mischief Management conventions since 2012, and has been shouting/crying her face off during panels since 2013. She was a LeakyStars finalist in at LeakyCon Portland. The proudest moment of her life was playing her arrangement of Accio Deathly Hallows for Hank Green with the LeakyCon Pep Band... Read More →

Saturday August 2, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am