Mara Jill Herman

Mara Jill Herman

Mara Jill Herman is chronicling her performance adventures in Japan as Guest Contributor for UArts College of Performing Arts' blog. In 2012, she co-authored So You Wanna Be A Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide (Running Press Kids). Her writing has appeared on many arts-driven sites including OnStage Blog, Theatre Nerds, Equity News, Troika Entertainment, Holland America Line, BroadwaySpace, and the National YoungArts Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2011 Young Alumni Service Award from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Mara is a freelance writer and member of Actors' Equity Association. Follow Mara on Twitter @marajillherman and Instagram @marajillherman




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BWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In JapanBWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In Japan
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BWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In JapanBWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In Japan
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BWW Review: A Whole New World In Minato, TokyoBWW Review: A Whole New World In Minato, Tokyo
January 10, 2018

Aladdin the 1992 Disney animated feature about a protagonist who strives to overcome great obstacles and fulfill a dream is the magic formula that drives most Hollywood blockbusters. For over 20 years this action-packed love story has delighted audiences with colorful fantasy and lofty fun, earning two Oscars, four Grammys including Alan Menken and Tim Rice's Song Of The Year A Whole New World, and iconic melodies and vocal performances, most notably by the late, great Robin Williams who voiced the Genie.

BWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In JapanBWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In Japan
December 28, 2017

This past Hanukkah I witnessed a kind of miracle in modern times: Toho Stage's Fiddler on the Roof, performed in Japanese by an all Asian company. The quintessential Jewish musical set in Imperial Russia in 1905 is based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem about a poor dairyman's attempts to maintain his cultural and religious traditions in a changing world.