Today’s subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghart and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I’ve seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage.
There are many reasons why I enjoyed Snow Child but one of the biggest reasons was the unique sound of the music. Read on to learn more about Alaska string bands.
Banghart and Stitt’s score has as much variance as any you’ll hear in any theatrical score. It features big soaring ballads mixed with bluegrass which gives the score a down homey feel. It makes the audience feel totally welcome.
With Molly Smith’s excellent direction, a dynamite production design, a stellar group of performers, a lovely book by John Strand, Lynne Shankel’s beautiful orchestrations, and the score by Banghart and Stitt, Snow Child is one of those shows that you all NEED to experience for yourselves.
The show will soon be leaving town and headed to Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. You only have until May 20th to experience one of the freshest things to ever hit the stage for yourself.
Snow Child is one beautiful show and Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt’s score is one HUGE reason for that. READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE.