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Behind the Scenes with the Phantom of the Opera, Quentin Oliver Lee

I got the great chance to interview the extremely talented Quentin Oliver Lee, who phenomenally plays the Phantom in our favorite rendition of The Phantom Of The Opera, currently playing at Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and touring both in the US and worldwide. 

Behind the Scenes with the Phantom of the Opera, Quentin Oliver Lee

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Why You Need to See the Phantom of the Opera

Take a trip to gothic 1800s, where curses, ghosts, and opera lead your heart down to the underbelly of Paris.

Volunteering in Guatemala: A Life-changing Experience

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Feb 05, 2019 / 0 comments

I looked down on her. Was there any other way to say it? I’m sure that’s how she saw me. Physically, there was no way around it. The top of her head came to my waist, her height the result of a lifetime of poor nutrition. Economically, I, a teen American, would be given more in life than she ever had. I was finishing high school with excellent grades and a good shot at college.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Learning Continues

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Feb 04, 2019 / 0 comments

Do you remember your time in a classroom? Perhaps there are flickering images of building with blocks, playing handball at recess, or you can possibly grasp the names of your teachers all the way back to kindergarten. Perhaps you remember running the mile in physical education, joining your first bake sale, or that time you wanted to learn to play the flute.

Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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Feb 03, 2019 / 0 comments

At first glance, melon pan may seem a curiously misleading name – especially if you happen to choose a double chocolate melon pan (and you should – actually, order a few) or matcha melon pan.

Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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See This! Valuable Actor Perspectives on Rare Sondheim Musical, Merrily We Roll Along

I don’t think there was a time in my life when I didn’t know what Merrily We Roll Along was, unlike most people. Not a Day Goes By when we don’t listen to, hum, or sing all or part of the soundtrack.

See This! Valuable Actor Perspectives on Rare Sondheim Musical, Merrily We Roll Along

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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

Music for Winter Reflection

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Jan 21, 2019 / 0 comments

Winter. It is a time, at the turning of the year, for looking back, and looking forward. It is a time for silence and solitude, for gathering in community and sharing with friends, as well.  

Harsh weather sometimes comes along; at this writing, harsh political and social situations abound. Yet there is, there can be, hope. That may be found in the solitude and in the community the turning of the year invites. 

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Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway

Note: This is an excerpt about New Zealand's Otago Central Railway from a fantastic new book by Anthony Lambert, called Lost Railways from Around the World. We love it so!

Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway, an excerpt

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Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces Cast for Ann Arbor Production

Guess what we are seeing next month...and couldn't be MORE excited about?! Stay tuned for interviews with the production company, actors, and a review from opening night!

Runyonland Productions will present Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, inspired by the Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, in concert on February 28th - March 1st at 7:30pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. Original Broadway lead actress Ann Morrison will be in attendance opening night, along with others from the 1981 production.

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