Category Archives: Oscar Hammerstein II

May Madess: Are Darker Musicals Better?

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below. Are Darker Musicals Better? I have heard plenty of … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Song with the Best Music

Post a song from a musical with the best music. After a great deal of thought, I thought I would choose “This Nearly Was Mine” from South Pacific. It’s a beautiful piece of music, a heartbreaking waltz from Richard Rodgers, … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Familiar Musical

Post a song from a musical of which you know all (or nearly all) the lines. There are certainly a few of these. The Sound of Music is one – and I sing through all of the songs while I’m … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Your First Musical

Post a song from your first musical. The first musical to which I was exposed was Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s The Sound of Music, which my grandmother used to put on the record player in the afternoons when … Continue reading

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