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What’s The Best Music For Shakespeare’s 400-Year-Old ‘Twelfth Night’? Jazz, Of Course

Kansas City composer and UMKC Theatre Professor Greg Mackender knows the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. He set the Taming of the Shrew to surf music; composed a New Age-y score for As You Like It; and wrote a tango to open King Lear. This year, for the festival’s 24th season, artistic director Sidonie Garrett wanted Twelfth Night’s land of Illyria to have a little bit of romance, glitz and glamor. Think: jet-setting and vaguely European. They chose jazz. Read more from 

 


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