Author Archives: David Fick

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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The “Happy Birthday, MISS SAIGON” Quiz

Today in 1989, Miss Saigon had its world premiere in London. Here’s a little quiz to celebrate. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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