Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty: In My Dreams

Written by Shereen Pimentel


In category: Song of the Day

Published March 30, 2018

I have been trying to get out and go see more shows. I feel like I spend a lot of time in the 3 block radius of The Juilliard School  and I used to go to the theater more when I lived in New Jersey than I do now.

I recently saw Anastasia and this song was one of my favorites. As musicals are created there’s so much new music to explore. I love experiencing the new music live so I can get the entire emotional experience from it. When I saw this performed I instantly fell in love with this song. It helps the progress of the story line but out of context it still has some very relevant lyrics. “And my dreams seem to say- “Don’t be afraid to go on, don’t give up hope come what may” –  I know it all will come back one day”.

This has to be my favorite lyric in the entire song.

To close out this weeks journey of music that continues to impact my life I wanted to put this song because it’s current and relevant for anyone who is chasing after a dream. I’m still learning and growing through the arts and sometimes everyone needs the reminder to keep pushing forward.

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Soprano Shereen Pimentel from New Jersey is a second-year student at The Juilliard School studying with Edith Weins. She made her Broadway debut at 9 years old when she was cast as Young Nala in The Lion King. In 2016, she was invited to attend the International Meistersinger Akademie in Germany. She has also performed at the Frankfurt Opera House Operngala. This year she performed in the Juilliard Spring Opera production of Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor. At Juilliard, Ms. Pimentel is a part of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship program. Her ensemble group performs in hospitals and health care facilities across New York City. She is a 2015 Young Arts Merit Winner for Classical Music. Additionally, Ms. Pimentel was the winner of the 2016 Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition and 2017 Vocal Arts Management Youth Vocal Competition.


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