Category Archives: Richard Rodgers

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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May Madness: Are Period Musicals Dated?

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 Period Musicals Dated? I think there is a … Continue reading

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May Madness: The Scariest Song in Musical Theatre

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. The Scariest Song in Musical Theatre When I think … Continue reading

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May Madness: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs

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. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs The “I Want … Continue reading

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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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Ethel Merman sings “Ten Cents a Dance”

Here’s a video of Ethel Merman singing Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s “Ten Cents a Dance” from Simple Simon. I pity the tough guy who would try to ‘tear her gown’. She looks like she’d deck him and do some … Continue reading

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