Episode 17 – Guillermo Mendez M, Guadalupe Sandoval, Javier Vilalta, Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Salcido & Spencer Williams: Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale & For Tonight

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This episode features discussions about Guillermo Mendez M, Guadalupe Sandoval, and Javier Vilalta’s Anjou: A Musical Horror Tale and Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Salcido and Spencer Williams’ For Tonight.

 

ANJOU: A MUSICAL HORROR TALE (by Guillermo Mendez M., Guadalupe Sandoval and Javier Vilalta) – Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale is a modern Mexican opera which recently had its English-language premiere. The musical is a cautionary tale set in 16t​h​ century France, revolving around the massacre of Saint Bartholomew in 1572. Fusing Renaissance-inspired melodies, modern orchestrations and Latinx-influenced tunes, Anjou turns a tragic moment in history into a riveting exploration of kindness and acceptance against a backdrop of injustice, prejudice, and ruthless ambitions. The writers were also joined by their director, Roberto Araujo.

 

FOR TONIGHT (by Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Salcido and Spencer Williams) – When their parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village, surviving siblings Thomas, Haydon, and Nettie are forced to fend for themselves. Inspired by the Romani who once shared their home, Haydon heads off to Liverpool, guitar in hand, to find what he’s been missing. There he meets a Romani woman who speaks to his wandering soul. With a riveting indie-rock/folk score, For Tonight explores the indelible power of home.

 

Featuring performances from Nathan Cockfroft​, Joey Cornish, Kevin Curits, Sam Ebenezer, Simon Gordon, Michelle Beth Herman, Gabriel Hyman, Taylor Iman Jones, Luke McCall, Jordan Allan Mills, Michael Perrie Jr., Jelani Remy and Adam Tabellija

 

Connect with Guillermo Mendez M.:

  • Instagram: @memorias.mendez and @anjouthemusical
  • Twitter: @anjoumusical

 

Connect with Guadalupe Sandoval:

  • Instagram: @lupitasandovalactriz and @anjouthemusical
  • Twitter: @anjouthemusical

 

Connect with Javier Vilalta:

  • Instagram: @javiervialta
  • Twitter: @javiervialta and @anjouthemusical

 

Connect with Whitney Rhodes:

  • Instagram: @ladywhitrho and @fortonightmusical
  • Twitter: @For_Tonight_

 

Connect with Spencer Williams:

  • Instagram: @spencertwilliams and @fortonightmusical
  • Twitter: @composerspencer and @For_Tonight_

 

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