Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Musical Theatre on Ice

One thing that I noticed more this season than any other season was the use of musical theatre selections in figure skating programs. This actually makes sense when you think about it because figure skating is as much a performance art as it is a sport and musical theatre pieces already have an inherent story, making it much easier for the skater(s) to develop a character and communicate a story to the audience. Here is a list that I have compiled so far but I will continue to add more programs as I discover them. I am also going to include music by  theatrical composers, even if the selections are not directly from Broadway shows.
  • Cabaret by Kander & Ebb-Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein's Free Dance
  • Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber-Kiira Korpi's Free Skate
  • Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber-Ksenia Makarova's Free Skate
  • Fiddler on the Roof by Bock & Harnick-Akiko Suzuki's Free Skate
  • Les Miserables by Boubli & Schoenfeld-Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch's Free Skate
  • My Fair Lady by Lerner & Loewe-Federica Faiella & Massimo Scali
  • On the Waterfront by Bernstein-Brandon Mroz' Free Skate
  • Phantasia by Webber-Patrick Chan's Free Skate
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by Richard Rodgers-Rachael Flatt's Free Skate
  • Summertime (from Porgy & Bess) by Gershwin-Kharis Ralph & Asher Hill's Free Dance
  • Sweeney Todd by Sondheim-Stacy Kemp & David King's Free Skate
  • Ten Minutes Ago (from Cinderella) by Rodgers & Hammerstein-Kharis Ralph & Asher Hill's Free Dance
  • The Carousel Waltz (from Carousel) by Rodgers & Hammerstein-Maia & Alex Shibutani's Short Dance
  • The Lion King-Penney Coomes & Nicholas Buckland's Free Dance
  • West Side Story by Bernstein-Isabella Cannuscio & Ian Lorello's Free Dance

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