Category Archives: Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’m Over the Closing Night Blues

Some thoughts on closing nights, following the shuttering of THE VISIT. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’m Over Being Concerned About What Musicals I Should Like

Have you ever read one of those polls on a musical theatre forum asking what your guilty pleasures are? I always struggle to participate in threads like those because I really do find worth in even the worst musicals. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: Online Musical Theatre Forums Got Over Me

I want to write about musicals. Here, I can. And people who visit this site are welcome to discuss them with me, because I want to discuss musicals too. And since those are the very things I sought out in the first place, having this space to do so a very wonderful thing indeed. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’m Over People Who Repeat Themselves (and Never Take the Time to Back Up What They’re Saying)

If you’re reading this post and you’re a fan of musical theatre, chances are that you belong to a message board or Facebook group about musical theatre. And you’ll know that in that group there is somebody whose threads are … Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I Am Over Fear Taught in the Name of Sondheim

Don’t get me wrong. I love Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Follies, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Company are shows that can be ranked among the absolute best achievements in musical theatre and most his other shows aren’t far … Continue reading

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