Photos by Hugo Cortes of Crystal by Cirque du Soleil in Malaga, Spain in December 2022. This is in the middle of our European Tour of Cirque du Soleil’s only ice-skating touring show “Crystal”. A couple shots in here of me playing accordion on stage during the Malaga, Spain run. Thank you Hugo Cortes for the wonderful live photos of our Cirque du Soleil performance!
Photos of Crystal show by Cirque du Soleil in Frankfurt, Germany 2022
Photos from our Frankfurt, Germany run of Cirque du Soleil’s #Crystal ice skating show #cirquedusoleilcrystal #cirquedusoleil #frankfurtgermany #iceskate #iceskaters
Thank you so much to our German audiences for being so much fun. It has been a thrill to play with the musicians on the wonderful Cirque du Soleil music score to Crystal (Music by Maxim Lepage). The ice skaters and acrobats never cease to amaze me with their beautiful ice skating and circus stunts
Photos by Jan Heesch @janheesch
Askland’s Romeo and Juliet musical translated into Chinese language
My musical of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been translated to Chinese! This work was done by a Chinese student majoring in Linguistics who goes by the handle “CocoKissh”. We did some Zoom meetings preparing for the project and that was really fun working between Seattle, WA and Beijing, China. Read more for additional info and link to the Chinese language subtitles to my Romeo and Juliet musical.
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Interview with Berklee College of Music “Take Note” Online Magazine
Cirque du Soleil ‘Crystal’ Music Director Conrad Askland Q&A
In June of 2022 I was interviewed for the Berklee College of Music “Take Note” Online Magazine by Freesla Towle. “In this interview, Conrad Askland discusses live music production for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal,’ his time at Berklee Online, and conveying empathy with his original musicals.”
I was also able to tour the campus at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and also do a Q&A session with Berklee students studying Music Marketing. Thank you so much to Berklee College of Music for your warm hospitality and the opportunity to interact with students. And as a side note, I loved Boston and did many historical throughout the city. What a wonderful city Boston is!
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Photos CRYSTAL by Cirque du Soleil in Nuremberg, Germany
I’m loving our tour so far through Europe as I perform music with the Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal”. Here are some live show photography from our performances in Nuremberg, Germany. Photos by Florian Stangl (Click images to view full size)
On Tour with Cirque du Soleil “CRYSTAL” Show
I’m currently on tour as Bandleader, Keyboards and Accordion with the Cirque du Soleil ice skating show “Crystal”. Thrilled to be back to performing and touring after the Covid shut down. The Crystal touring schedule link is posted below if you happen to be in any of the cities that we are performing in.
Cirque du Soleil “CRYSTAL” Touring Schedule:
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The Star Will Shine Again
Words and Music by Conrad Askland (ASCAP). “The Star Will Shine Again” © 1997 Conrad Askland.
Love Never Fails – Ice Skating Routine
I just love this duo ice skating routine to my musical setting of 1 Corinthians 13 “Love Never Fails”
PAN the Musical – Full Show Online Premiere
PAN the Musical. Book, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations by Conrad Askland
PAN the Musical, my second full-length original musical, will be available to watch online starting Sunday November 21, 2021 at 5pm PST/8pm EST
PAN is all original music and lyrics based on the classic story “Peter and Wendy” by J.M. Barrie. Join Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Wendy and the Lost Boys in Neverland.
This is the classic Peter Pan story but of course I added a few twists and turns into my adaptation. A family-friendly musical theater show that was very well received by audiences at its premiere.
The filming is from the 2013 community theater premiere performance run, live on-stage at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA. Directed by Joe Bowen and presented by META Performing Arts
You can find my interview on PAN the Musical, trailer excerpts and my other video and musical creations on the Conrad Askland YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ConradAskland
Witches the musical – Full Show Online Premiere
Witches the musical will have its online premiere starting October 24, 2021 at 5pm PDT. Watch on my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC59dIPKHWw
Witches was my first original full length musical and its topic is the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The show incorporate a lot of the historical record surrounding the trials and also mixes in a lot of musical theater fantasy to the mix.
This is a free event but also a fundraiser for the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA which has been operating since 1926. In the video description is a link to donate directly to the Lincoln. 100% of all donations go directly to the Lincoln Theatre. Designate “Witches the Musical” in the donation box.