When I received an email from Jim Furlong, Director of Arts for the Hudson Guild, seeking community members for “Romanzas de Zarzuela,” I knew I had to try out for it. Furlong explained that he was a big fan of a recording called “Romanzas de Zarzuela” sung by Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé and they pretty much honored the structure and flow of the original recording. “However, I did interject five piano solo numbers," Furlong said. The show is divided into 13 Scenes, with dance numbers for children, youth, elders, males, females and the entire company -- "an experience that's joyful." Furlong and Westerby of the Matthew Westerby Company are already planning their next projects!
Madrid is one of the most important theater capitals of Europe. Here are some of the best musicals onstage right now: El Rey Leon (The Lion King), Anastasia, El Medico, El Jovencito Frankenstein, Punto de Partida-Por ti Rocío, West Side Story, Billy Eliott . . .