2024年3月14日

男男同性恋者关注的焦点: 音乐剧 student Xavier Cornell is the lead in MSM’s production of 九个,将于3月22日至24日举行

This story was published prior to the recent run of MSM 音乐剧’s production of 九个.

认识一下泽维尔·康奈尔(25届mba). He performs the role of Guido Contini in MSM 音乐剧’s  production of 九个, taking place March 22 to 24 in Neidorff-Karpati大厅.

泽维尔告诉我们 九个预演过程, his preparation for playing the lead role of Guido Contini, 和 his first musical theatre experience.

关于泽维尔·康奈尔  

Hailing from the San Fern和o Valley area of California, Xavier Cornell is in his junior year as a 音乐剧 major at MSM 和 studies with Samuel McKelton. Performance credits at MSM include 勿忘我 (Pete麦地那), 她爱我 (Zoltan Maraczek), 报童 (君士坦丁斯皮罗), 的一种方法 (丹尼斯), Secret Life of the American Musical (整体). Xavier also appeared on season 21 of NBC’s 的声音 和 was a member of Kelly Clarkson’s team.

九个

3月22 - 24
Neidorff-Karpati大厅

亚瑟Kopit 
音乐和歌词 Maury Yeston 

Eugenio Contenti主任
大卫大声音乐总监
洛娜文图拉,编排

This production is presented in honor of
Liz 和 Walt Sayre (BM ’74, MM ’79). 

这部音乐剧讲的是什么?

泽维尔: 九个 is the story of Guido Contini who is desperately trying to write his latest movie hit. He’s coming off of three back-to-back-to-back box office flops, 和 his producer has threatened he may never work again if his latest film isn’t a success.

我们跟着Guido和他的妻子, 路易莎, on an escape to a spa in Venice where he hopes to find some clarity 和 inspiration for his film. With the arrival of his producer at the spa, the getaway quickly becomes a frantic push to put the film together.

Throughout the musical we meet some of the women who have had the biggest impact on his life, 包括他的缪斯, an actress 和 film star Claudia; his mistress Carla; his mother; 和 the partner of his sexual awakening, Serraghina. We also see glimpses of his younger self, a major source of his artistry. We watch as Guido copes with his inner child as well as his overwhelming love for the women that surround him — which may ultimately be his undoing.

What can you tell us about your role?

泽维尔: Guido is a world-renowned film director whom many consider to be a genius. He is very much in control of all his projects — along with directing, 他写剧本, 谱曲, 服装草图, 并出演他的电影. 他很有魅力, 有趣的, 和智能, while also sometimes a bit discombobulated 和 unorganized.

作为一名艺术家, Guido感觉非常深刻, 和 seeks inspiration from many different places — particularly from the women in his life. 从他的妻子到情妇, 他的缪斯女神, 或者他的母亲, Guido depends on each of these women — often without realizing it — as well as his own inner child to help him through his artistic processes 和 his life.

最重要的是,圭多是个情人. 然而, while the love he has for women is sometimes his greatest asset, it is also one of his greatest downfalls.


图片:泽维尔在 九个 sitzprobe

How did you prepare for this role?

泽维尔: A big thing I did to prepare was to really dive into the script before rehearsals began. I read the script nearly every day of winter break 和 combed through it to see what different things I could find each time.

我创造了我的 “九 Bible”, a notebook full of words, references, 和 translations I didn’t underst和 from the text. I would also listen 和 sing the different songs from the score during my morning run to really help get the material into my body. I also watched the Federico Fellini movie 8 1/2 这部音乐剧是根据哪部改编的!

NINE is a truly impactful story about making art.

How has the rehearsal process been?

泽维尔:  The rehearsal process has been amazing. I’ve absolutely loved getting to work with this team. The creative vision was in line with how I initially viewed the character, so it has been fun exp和ing upon those ideas throughout the process.

另外,我们的 九个 cast 和 creative team have been incredibly organized 和 prepared — we went from a table read to having everything blocked in what felt like the blink of an eye.

Why should people come see this show?

泽维尔: 九个 has an absolutely beautiful score that’s being sung by an incredible cast. The cast, creative, 和 production team have worked so hard to put this production together. It is a truly impactful story about making art 和 the sacrifices that come with the things that make artists brilliant. 你不会想错过的.

Xavier as Pete Medina in MSM's production of FORGET ME NOT, Fall 2023

What was your first experience with 音乐剧? 你认为这对你有什么影响?

The first musical I ever did was 音乐之声. I was 8 years old, 和 I played a dancing marionette. The combination of being able to sing, 跳舞, 和 play pretend was everything I wanted to do for the rest of my life!

 

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