Category Archives: In Depth Analysis

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: 2013 OCR Track by Track – Part 1

While Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were hoping for a golden ticket with their new musical based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not everything has turned out as well as expected in Willy Wonka-land, with the show … Continue reading

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Thoughts on THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

I went to see the 14:00 show Ben Elton and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Boys in the Photograph today. What follows are my thoughts on the show, a revised version of the 2000 musical The Beautiful Game. I shall also … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 5

This is Part 5 in a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 4

This is Part 4 in a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 3

This is Part 3 in a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 1

This month’s in-depth look at a particular musical will take a look at the Disney Theatricals musical adaptation of Aida, a show that has always been rather problematic for me but which has a popular following amongst a particular group … Continue reading

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