Ep. 61: Musical Interpretation and Creation (Ft. Rona Siddiqui)

Credit: Marc J. Franklin

In every episode, the culture critics at Token Theatre Friends bring their fresh perspectives to the performing arts on their podcast and video series. You can find the podcast on SpotifyiTunes, and Stitcher (look for the all-red logo). The video series* is available on YouTube. The TTF theme song is by Sean Mason (with vocals by Angela Ramos). The video animation is by Brad Ogden, with logos by Jason Simon.

In this episode, Jose speaks to Rona Siddiqui, the Music Director of A Strange Loop. A composer first, as she tells Jose, Siddiqui talks about what it was like to interpret Michael R. Jackson’s award-winning music and the elements she played with in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway cast recordings. Siddiqui also speaks about the importance of honesty in storytelling and who she’s looking forward to meeting at the Grammys, where the album is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.

*Due to a technical issue, this episode is only available in audio form. 


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