making a world of music on stage


29 September 2022 , 07:14 AM IST

making a world of music on stage

Generally, the music of Leela Alvares comes as a ray of sunshine for English theater lovers in Goa. She is again along with her twist within the traditional musical, ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat’, which marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the Trigger Basis on the earth of English theatre.

Dolcy D’Cruz

Theater lovers, particularly English theater fans have a motive to rejoice as after a spot of just about two years, there will likely be a musical lighting up the stage at Rabindra Bhawan, Margao. And it isn’t only a play, however a traditional with an enormous solid, ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat’. Directed by Coorg-based Leela Alvares, the solid and crew from Bangalore will carry out in Goa on October 1 at 7.15 pm. ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is a delightfully irreverent tackle the biblical story of Jacob and his twelve sons. Specifically, Joseph. The music is stuffed with catchy songs in quite a lot of genres together with country-western, rock ‘n’ roll, calypso and French ballads, together with the unforgettable ‘Any Dream Will Do’ that has entertained and impressed generations of theater-goers younger and previous . Initially sung on stage in 1968, ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat’, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, relies on the character Joseph from the biblical E-book of Genesis. The solid consists of a few of Bangalore’s most interesting new and previous singing, performing, dancing and musical expertise together with Rachel Thomas, Alapana Bagirath, Madhuri Braganza, Shayju Varkey, Arvind Kasturi and Prem Koshi. One of the crucial essential elements for the music, the reside band will likely be directed by Ashish Paul and the reside dances will likely be choreographed/directed by Ritu VK and Alexor Fernandes. Put together to be dazzled by the colourful costumes and putting units utilizing a mix of know-how and painted by hand visuals, making this a must-see musical. Leila Alvares, who traces her roots to Porvorim by her mom, Lavinia Fernandes, was inspired to expertise music. By means of his father, Captain Kiren Alvares, a Mangalorean. “My father was extra Goan than my mom. His household had additionally come from Goa however had settled in Mangalore. They made it some extent for us to journey to Goa for numerous household features, carnivals and different feasts,” says Alvares. A director of Broadway musicals, for the previous 25 years, she can be the founder and director of the Arts Collaboration for the Underprivileged in Society and the Atmosphere (CAUSE) Basis. She has been concerned in all issues music from a really younger age, in addition to giving again to the neighborhood. Along with her annual musical performances, Alvares can be the writer of ‘As soon as Upon a Lifetime’, she spends many of the 12 months at her homestay in her espresso plantation in Coorg, the place she lives along with her two youngsters, Kiren and Keira. This makes for a really intense two-month interval for music in Bangalore. After two properly obtained reveals in Bengaluru adopted by one present within the cities of Mysore and Mangaluru, Sangeet is making its technique to Goa. “We’ve got carried out 4 occasions in Goa and I hope Goa will present us the identical love this time too. It was my first music 25 years in the past, which I revived after ten years and improvised loads. Now for the third version of the musical, it is an enormous leap ahead when it comes to units and costumes as a result of it’s a must to hold the music related with the occasions. I’m free to interpret the play and as Jacob has 12 sons and their wives, there will likely be round 40 solid and crew for this musical,” says Alvares, whose son, Kieran, and daughter Keira are additionally a part of the musical. Leela Alvares and her staff have efficiently enthralled audiences in Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Coorg, Goa, Cochin, Payyanur and Mumbai for the previous 25 years.” The Trigger Basis promotes native expertise and advantages donated to charities Music is dear to convey ahead because it requires reside sounds and songs. We are able to get well our bills solely once we get a full viewers. I’ve been deciding on artists on the premise of auditions since final 15 years. I’m. Earlier it was straightforward to seek out expertise verbally however now this can be very tough. Sourcing expertise has been an issue and dancers particularly skilled dancers are anticipated to be paid. However since it’s a voluntary group, they don’t seem to be paid. This 12 months I’m extraordinarily completely satisfied to say that we have now 90 % Ratish is new and younger expertise. The band additionally caught the music inside ten days, which is sort of spectacular,” says Alvares, whose earlier musical repertoire consists of ‘Grease’, ‘My Honest Girl’, ‘Sound of Music’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. , ‘Ghost the Musical’, ‘Younger Frankenstein’ and ‘Soiled Rotten Scoundrels’. Do not miss your likelihood to see this younger group of musical expertise, ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat’. Tickets BookMyShow and Occasions days can be found on-line on the venue.



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