Musical

In the Heights: Owning our Dignity and Affirming the Natural Dancer in Everyone

A thought struck me as I was smiling and tapping my foot through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. Who is the antagonist here? You know, the villain? The big bad? I was too invested in the charming characters, the colorful sets, and the emotionally expressive musical numbers to consider the question. Perhaps it is gentrification …

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Lessons From an ‘Afterlife Crisis’

A holiday film BOGO! Yes, you read it right. A Halloween movie and a Christmas movie rolled into one. As the kids would say, YASSSSSSS! Enter The Nightmare Before Christmas, a world where every holiday has it own town where its citizens are tasked with preparations for their own respective dates. Most prominent of all …