Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Anne Frank, The Musical

Posted By on Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:41 AM

While the premise sounds like an ill-fated Saturday Night Live skit, The Diary of Anne Frank has been made into a musical by Spanish director Rafael Alvero. An article published in Variety on Feb. 15th reports the play will open later this month. El diario de Ana Frank- un canto a la vida or, The Diary of Anne Frank: A Song to Life has a lot of people squirming. One of Frank's only surviving relatives, Buddy Elias, didn't parse any words when he said "the Holocaust is not something that should be represented in a musical." Seems fair. While those involved in the production insist that the tale will be a tasteful representation of the Holocaust victim's life, the material may be too volatile to overcome hurdles. For instance, El Diaro will premiere in Madrid's Haagen-Dazs-Calderon theatre. "Remember the Holocaust? Well, once you get over pondering man's potential for deep, senseless evil, consider buying some ice cream." –Andy Wright

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Andy Wright


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"