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Anne Frank’s Diary in Song

Theatre: ‘Yours, Anne’
Emily Wexler as Anne Frank and Ben Mulgrew as Peter Van Pels in “Yours, Anne” at Half Moon Theatre. Photo by Jennifer Kiaba

It’s a heck of a thing, making a musical about Anne Frank based on her famous diary.

The topic is not exactly uplifting. The setting is claustrophobic. None of the characters are in danger of breaking into a show-stopping song-and-dance number, though all them could be discovered and deported to concentration camps. Which they were. Only Otto Frank, Anne’s father, survived.

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