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General Music Discussion Published: Anika was both the dramaturg on that show and a member of the cast. Anika is most likely best known for her work with frequent collaborator Christopher mccandless a transcendental philosopher Johnston at Edge of the Sky Productions, most recently One Small Step, a new musical in part about Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield that debuted at the Toronto Fringe.
Together, Britta and Anika previously created Brantwood, their first immersive musical and first collaboration with Mitchell Cushman and Outside the March Theatre Company, in This year the sisters have teamed up to create a new immersive musical together: Book, music and lyrics are by both sisters, Mitchell Cushman directs and Barbara Johnston is both assistant director and choreographer, with Elizabeth Baird as music director.
Outside the March is co-producing with The Musical Stage Company, who have chosen Britta as their inaugural composer for the Crescendo Series, committing to developing three of her new musicals over a three-year period of which Dr.
Silver is the second, following Life After. Intrigued about both the production concept and the process of the sisterly collaboration, I asked Britta and Anika to tell me a bit more about both and what an audience might expect to experience coming to see their new show.
The following interview has been condensed and edited. What or who inspired the story and concept of Dr Silver: A Celebration of Life? Britta and Anika Johnson: InOutside the March put out an open call for new large-scale immersive theatre projects.
We are both musical theatre writers, and so immediately started brainstorming ways in which a musical could be immersive — and more specifically, immersive in a way where both the music and the immersive element felt effortless and essential to the storytelling.
In a funeral, the guests function in much the same way that an audience does — so their role in the immersive experience is already built in. We often sing at funerals, so again, it provided an inherent justification for the show to be musicalized.
But we wanted to raise the stakes even higher. So we made it the funeral for a cult leader. Our fictional cult worships music as divine, which provided a way for us to use music as the primary carrier of the narrative.
Cults are obviously super fascinating, but in our research we always found a moment of disconnect when it came to examining their various belief systems. But music is the most universally evocative thing we know.
Everyone has had an experience of feeling healed or transported by music. So by placing music at the centre of the Silver worship, we hope that audiences will be able to enter our fictional world, feel the same emotional stakes that our characters do, and hopefully find a human connection to what it might be like to be part of an organization like this.
This is billed as an immersive musical; can you tell me more about what that means? As soon as the audience enters the space, they are guests at Dr.
The assumption is that the guests at this funeral know why they are there and know the ritual that is about to take place and their role within it. The audience is invited to discover the world by being immersed and implicated in it, sometimes even singing along.
There is also a psychedelic element to the show. From there, the style of music and storytelling evolves as the show goes on to help the audience feel like they are joining our characters on a kind of drug trip, and we try to continuously change the rules of what you can expect from the piece as we journey deeper into the cult mentality.
Silver grow out of that initial collaboration? Our initial proposal was anonymous, but once Outside the March selected Dr. Silver for development, our past collaboration certainly helped us to hit the ground running.
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A Transcendental Philosopher: Christopher McCandless The novel Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a story about a transcendental philosopher by the name of Christopher Johnson McCandless. Christopher McCandless' journey into the wild starts in after he graduates from Emory University.
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A Transcendental Philosopher: Christopher McCandless The novel Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a story about a transcendental philosopher by the name of Christopher Johnson McCandless.
The story follows the journey of McCandless across America; relying only on what he can carry on his back.