Violet looks to cure the soul

 

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The journeys we take in life are varied, usually unexpected and sometimes chock full of surprises. Venturing forth into the unknown, placing one foot in front of the other without the assurance that one is heading in the right direction can be a daunting and paralyzing feeling. All we have in life is the faith and confidence in ourselves to provide reassurance in the decision and direction we choose to take in life. This is also the story of Violet, written by Brian Crawley and currently playing on Broadway at the American Airlines Theater. Violet is the story of a girl who was horribly disfigured at a young age and has lived her life in solidarity and solace with her Father. Longing to be beautiful, touched and happy she packs her bags, prays for a miracle and heads East on a Greyhound bus in hopes of finding a healer that can cure her disfigurement. She throws herself into the harshness of society fearlessly with no abandon in a manner that can only be described as inspiring. The role of Violet is played by Tony winner Sutton Foster, laying all insecurities down on center stage while making herself vulnerable with performances that will make you cry, laugh and root for her. The strength and power of her voice that accompanies her soft image, edifies Fosters role in the Broadway community making her an American staple, which can only be described as powerful, strong, and gentle. I could not think of a better person suited for the role of Violet. Being a softy at heart, I walked into this production with high hopes and I was very content with the results. It’s a great story that leaves the message to live life fearlessly while having faith in the unknown. Paired with a talented cast including Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry alongside a live band on stage, Violet is an empowering story that will show that the best cure for the soul is love.

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Hedwig Rocks Broadway

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We are all on a quest to discover the origin of love, the quest may be long and tedious but John Cameron Mitchell makes that expedition a bit easier by showcasing an intelligent and extremely innovative production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco theater on Broadway. The show follows a German man who was born on the wrong side of the wall in East Berlin, under the oppression of the communist party while confused by his own sexual identity. All he wished for was to be liberated and freed so that he may participate in a world where love was possible. The lead role played by the very talented Neil Patrick Harris takes you on a journey where anything IS possible. The ability to dream, want, love while sacrificing ones social pretenses and gender to find fulfillment in living a life where one can be who they chose to be. Paired along with a live rock n roll band, Hedwig will usher you along a tale of oppression, self discovery and hope while making you laugh so hard that you won’t be able to get up out of your seat. In walking into the Belasco Theater, I must admit that I had never seen the successful cult film in which the show is based off of. I only knew that it was a Rock N Roll show featuring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. Given the little knowledge I had, I found myself stunned at the innovative way director Michael Mayer chose to tell you this unique and fascinating story. While making you laugh and cry as Hedwig bares all on the stage transcending beyond the fourth wall captivating audiences with a story everyone can relate too. Whether one looks for acceptance by wearing a wig, changing their outfit, or their gender we all just want to love and be loved in return. This is a definite must see and I predict a Major player in the Tony awards this 2014 season!

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