Hadestown: Storytelling at its Best

Sometimes, the best forms of storytelling come from the most unexpected places. After months of reading books and watching shows that have left me feeling cold and empty, it’s great to be reminded of what powerful writing can do. But in this case, the story was delivered through the medium of a broadway musical. I am talking about Hadestown, which I was fortunate to see when visiting New York City to watch my kids perform in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. And really, I can’t seem to stop thinking about the show or listening to the music on repeat in my car or while working at my computer. For me, it’s that uber-rare gem that makes me fall in love with story all over again, reminding me why I do this in the first place.

So, in today’s episode of Story Matters, I sit down with special guest, Jasmine (my daughter), to discuss this Tony-award winning musical. Oh, and would you believe the trombonist on the tour played for the Tarpon Springs Conservatory for the Arts, my daughter’s marching band? How cool is that?


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