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Aaron Robinson – (b.1970) Award–winning American composer, conductor, and best-selling author. As conductor, Maestro Robinson has conducted several premiere works for the concert stage including Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide - The Concert Version, and also Sondheim and Co. - A Gala Celebration, honoring the music of Stephen Sondheim. In 2004, Mr. Robinson received critical acclaim for his work as conductor and musical arranger for Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity – A Gospel Celebration. The creation of this phenomenal achievement was documented for public television and has now received worldwide acclaim, resulting in a best-selling Christmas Gospel Album.

Mr. Robinson has lectured extensively on the history of American music, including Jazz and Ragtime, the music of George Gershwin, and American music, celebrating American Broadway and film composers. He has been crowned as being one of “America’s foremost proponents of Ragtime and early Jazz.”

Having performed On- and Off- Broadway, Mr. Robinson studied composition at the Boston Conservatory with American composer John Adams and Lawrence Thomas Bell, and film scoring at the Berklee School of Music with Maestro John Williams. In 2001 was musical supervisor, conductor and arranger for the Broadway musical Islands – A New Musical at the New Victory Theater on 42nd Street.

Mr. Robinson has written for television, film and theater, and produced several musicals for the stage. Many of his classical works have been performed throughout the world, including his now famous An American Requiem for Orchestra and Chorus. At Ragtime Festivals around the world, Mr. Robinson’s New England Ragtime Suite is performed with great acclaim. It recently was called one of the most “original works of ragtime written in its true form since the turn of the 20th Century”. Mr. Robinson created the musical tale “The Amazing Bone” with children author William Steig’s (creator of Shrek) book; the ballet fantasy Peter and Wendy from the play by J.M. Barrie, and the stage musical of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
He has released several recordings including They All Played Ragtime, along with the original cast recording of Treemonisha - The Concert Version, Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity, Symphonic Dances – The Music of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, La Belle Epoque ~ Musical Moments in Maine, and Works for Harpsichord: Johann Sebastian Bach & Georg Frederick Handel.

Returning to his native state of Maine in 2001, Mr. Robinson served as Director of Music for Music at Immanuel in Portland, Maine where he also resided as choirmaster and celebrated organist, vocal coach and staff/faculty accompanist for the University of Southern Maine, former in-resident Musical Director for Good Theater, Celeste Player for the PSO, and lecturer for Merrill Auditorium’s Broadway Series.

More recently, Mr. Robinson finished working on the film score for the upcoming documentary: “In the Shadows of Grey Gardens” His book “Does God Sing – a Musical Journey” was released worldwide in January 2013, and reached no. 5 on Barnes and Noble Bestsellers list. He also received an Emmy nomination for composing the Opening Theme to MPBN’s television series “Maine Arts!” Currently he is at work composing the score for the Musical-Opera The Legend of Jim Cullen, which will have its premiere in July 2014 at Heartwood Regional Theater Company. Mr. Robinson lives in Mid-Coast Maine with his wife and son.

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Extended at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse is extending its production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical due to overwhelming demand. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Kyra Kennedy & More to Star in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has revealed the full cast and creative team for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at Reynolds Performance Hall

What did our critic think of LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at Reynolds Performance Hall? It was another sold out show at Reynolds Performance Hall, 223 Beatrice Powell St., in Conway, Friday, Feb. 16, for LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL. With Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, and Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, this Louisa May Alcott classic, told through song and dance, entertained generations of March sister fans. 
Review: LITTLE WOMEN ASTONISHES AUDIENCE MEMBERS IN JACKSON at Thalia Mara Hall

What do you get when you take a fiercely determined young woman, her three vastly different but equally loyal sisters, an imagination that can create whole operatic tragedies in the space of an old attic?  Little Women the Musical, which made a stop at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi on February 6th.  The second in the Broadway in Jackson season presented by Trustmark, the show brought to life a story beloved by generations and set it to music.  Presented by Big League Productions, Inc., the production itself ran the entire gamut of emotion in just a couple of hours.
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The article provides information about the casting of the 2024 National Tour of LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL.
BLACK NATIVITY Comes to the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland in December

BLACK NATIVITY, a Gospel musical, written by American poet and playwright Langston Hughes will be presented by Sankofa African American Theatre Company at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, PA on December 1, 2, and 3, 2023, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. 
Sankofa African American Theatre Company Performs Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY

Sankofa African American Theatre Company has announced its annual production of BLACK NATIVITY, a Gospel musical, written by the acclaimed American poet and playwright Langston Hughes with music arranged by Aaron Robinson and additional musical arrangements by Cheryl Hawkins.
Interview: Aaron Choi of DISNEY'S ALADDIN THE MUSICAL at Robinson Center

There are not enough words to express how excited I am about Celebrity Attractions bringing DISNEY'S ALADDIN THE MUSICAL to Robinson Center, 426 West Markham St., in Little Rock, Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 5.
Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL at Elmont Library Theatre

What did our critic think of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL at Elmont Library Theatre?
GRUMPY OLD MEN Cast And Creative Announced For Plaza's Broadway Long Island

Plaza's Broadway Long Island, Nassau County's Only Professional Theatre in residence at the State-of-the Art Elmont Library Theatre, has announced the cast and creative team for their upcoming production of Grumpy Old Men. Performances begin on Saturday, November 19 and runs through Sunday, December 4.
Sankofa African American Theatre Company Presents Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY

Sankofa African American Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre company located in Harrisburg, PA, announces its first annual production of BLACK NATIVITY, a gospel song-play, written by the acclaimed American poet and playwright Langston Hughes with music arranged by Aaron Robinson and additional musical arrangements by Cheryl Hawkins.
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The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 9

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Photo Flash: Desi Oakley, Michael James Scott And More Headline 6th Annual CONCERT WITH THE STARS

The Lexington Theatre Company (The Lex) welcomed David Elder (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Titanic), Desi Oakley (Chicago, Wicked, Les Miserables, Waitress First National Tour), Michael James Scott (Disney's Aladdin, Something Rotten, The Book of Mormon), and Megan Sikora (Wicked, 42nd Street, How to Succeed…, Promises Promises) to Kentucky, to headline the sixth edition of their signature “Concert With The Stars” on January 3.
Photo Flash: Dan DeLuca Leads Disney's NEWSIES At The Lexington Theatre Company

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Video: First Look At DISNEY'S NEWSIES At The Lexington Theatre Company

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Dan DeLuca, Stephen R. Buntrock, Carrie Compere, And Tessa Grady Set To Lead DISNEY'S NEWSIES At The Lexington Theatre Company

The Lexington Theatre Company completes their fifth summer season, combining 'Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls' with Disney's Newsies, August 1-4 at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of 'The Lex' centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
Mara Davi And Danny Gurwin To Star In THE MUSIC MAN At The LEXington Theatre Company

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