Category Archives: YouTube

30 Musicals in 30 Days: Musicals Made Into Movies

Post a song from a musical you wish was (never) made into a movie. The brackets make this one wide open. Perhaps I’ll pick something from somewhere in the middle, namely ‘a musical that I wish was never made into … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Inspiring Musical

Post a song from a musical that inspires you. I am going to choose Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Edges for today’s show. How come? Because this show came out of nowhere and became really popular through nothing but hard … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Disappointing Musical

Post a song from a musical which disappointed you. About halfway through the first act of We Will Rock You, I was dumbfounded. The Queen songs are wonderful but the book is a disaster. Ben Elton’s dialogue is basically a … Continue reading

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

Post a musical theatre song with the best lyrics. The first time I heard “Someone in a Tree” was in a documentary about the making of Pacific Overtures, the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical (with additional material by Hugh Wheeler). As … 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 Favourite Compser’s Musical

Post a song by your favourite musical composer. The choice of composer is easy: Stephen Sondheim. But which song? That’s the tough part. Perhaps, then, I should simply go for the first one that springs to mind, “The Road You … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Long Time No See

Post a song from a musical that you haven’t listened to (or seen) in a while. There are many of these. Which should I choose? I think I’ll go with Merrily We Roll Along, the musical flop that basically ended … Continue reading

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