Category Archives: Richard Rodgers

March Monikers: “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. For the nuns in The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a cheerful meditation on what do do about one of … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: OKLAHOMA!

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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Double Take December: CAROUSEL

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Carousel … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

The Boys From Syracuse Four men with two names – What do you do with such men? Love them, or love Love. Want to write your own The Boys From Syracuse haiku? Head to the comment box and give it … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The Sound of Music None has her spirit None but the small white flowers Which will always bloom Want to write your own The Sound of Music haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: OKALHOMA!

Oklahoma! To become stately, A woman must choose her beau. What an allegory! Want to write your own Oklahoma! haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: FLOWER DRUM SONG

Flower Drum Song Children keep growing; She adores her womanhood. Pa-ra-pa pum pum! Want to write your own Flower Drum Song haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: SOUTH PACIFIC

South Pacific One magical night, Matching thoughts sing in the stars: Love checks prejudice. Want to write your own South Pacific haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: PAL JOEY

Pal Joey Bewitched by his horn, Women chase him gladly – Still he is alone Want to write your own Pal Joey haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Lesser Known Musicals Month: THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

The Hunting of the Snark I developed a very unhealthy obsession with this musical (which was created by Mike Batt, who wrote “Bright Eyes” and “Caravans” and discovered Katie Melua) after the concept album was played during our Class Music … Continue reading

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