Author Archives: David Fick

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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The Saturday List: “Joseph’s Coat” – or a List of Colourful Songs, Part 2

Last week, I looked at the first dozen colours that appear in “Joseph’s Coat”, the song in Joseph and the Amazing The second part of a three-part list naming show tunes for each of the colours in “Joseph’s Coat” from JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: “Joseph’s Coat” – or a List of Colourful Songs, Part 1

A list of colourful songs to celebrate the South Africa revival of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Part one of a three-part series. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Go GREASE(d) Lightnin’ / No GREASE(d) Lightnin’

It may be almost a week since the much-hyped GREASE: LIVE hit the small screen, but that’s given the dust (and the fankids) a little time to settle. This week’s Saturday List takes a looks at some of the strengths and weaknesses that have revealed themselves since last Sunday. Continue reading

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