Chief Editors Note: It takes a village

For the previous issue of BTSB I wrote an article which touched on the difficulties of working solo. Since then I’ve had some emotional encounters that really hit home the importance that belonging to a community and feeling like you’re a part of something has for us as humans. Time and time again the same theme seemed to play the leading role in these stories of human fate…

A Love Letter to Unoriginality – Musical Review

The 1920s. Helsinki. Live singing. Murder. These are four of my favourite things – all of which and more The Alexander Theatre offers Finnish musical devotees with their 2019 production “Iloisten Sielujen Hotelli”. Paradoxically, the performance was both thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining and painfully sunk in humdrum mediocrity.