Author Archives: David Fick

THE SATURDAY LIST: Five Favourite “Small Cast” Shows

For today’s Saturday List, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some “small cast” shows. By their very nature, these shows are more intimate than the big musicals that play the biggest houses on Broadway, in the West End and internationally. Some are introspective, others are side-splittingly funny – but many are just as moving as their classic, big, blockbuster counterparts. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Open a New Window on MAME!

The legendary Jerry Herman, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee musical Mame opened for the first time on Broadway in May 1966. Who could lead a revival as the show heads towards its diamond anniversary? Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Annie by Annie Gettin’ Her Gun

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is 74 years old today! This grand old dame of musical theatre premiered on this day in 1946 – celebrate it in today’s Saturday list from Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: So Much “Happiness,” So Much PASSION!

Today is the day in 1994 that Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion began its 280-performance run. Celebrate its anniversary with on Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Happy Birthday, “Sunday”!

Does anyone still finish a hat? Come and celebrate the Broadway birthday of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: MR CINDERS

Last weekend’s post about my favourite 1920s musicals reminded me about the simply smashing MR CINDERS (1928), prompting me to give the London revival cast album a listen, with the view of featuring in this week’s Forgotten Musicals Friday column. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Over Being Polite about Homophobia

The controversy surrounding Seyi Omooba’s comments about homosexuality and her casting as Celie in The THE COLOR PURPLE has been big news in theatre communities worldwide the past two weeks or so. David Fick reflects on the situation. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Five Bees-Knees Musicals of the 1920s

How’s tricks, everyone? Today’s “Saturday List” takes a look at my top five musicals from the 1920s. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: I REMEMBER MAMA

It’s been almost thirty years since the opening of the last musical that Richard Rodgers composed, I REMEMBER MAMA. What are your memories or thoughts – good or bad – of this show? Continue reading

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#ThursdayThoughts: Musical Theatre Revivals

Today’s discussion is about revivals of classic musicals on either side of the pond. Head on down to the comments and sound off on what Michael Billington had to say on the issue in his review of the 2011 West End transfer of the Lincoln Center’s production of SOUTH PACIFIC. Continue reading

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