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THE SATURDAY LIST: Five Favourite “Small Cast” Shows

For today’s Saturday List, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some “small cast” shows. By their very nature, these shows are more intimate than the big musicals that play the biggest houses on Broadway, in the West End and internationally. Some are introspective, others are side-splittingly funny – but many are just as moving as their classic, big, blockbuster counterparts. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Great Musical Theatre Dates

Nobody I know enjoys dating. But experience tells us that there are good dates to be had. And so do musicals. So let’s take a look at ten great musical theatre dates. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Musical Theatre Related Things that Get Me Excited

It’s time for another “Saturday List” and today I thought I would share some musical theatre related things that get me excited. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Continue reading

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Monday Montage: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

The Monday Montage for today focuses on A Christmas Story: the Musical, the fourth new musical of the 2012-2013 Broadway season. Based on the classic Christmas comedy film of the same name, the musical first opened in Seattle in 2010, … Continue reading

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EDGES, Tonglen and a Theatre of Compassion

Last night’s preview of Edges was awesome. We had a packed house and the audience was incredibly responsive and engaged. The theatre is an incredibly intimate one, so the front row is about a couple of steps away from our … Continue reading

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EDGES… A Song Cycle… A Blog…

So tonight is the first and only preview for the South African premiere production of Edges, a song cycle by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. I thought it might be a fun idea to devote what time I have for … Continue reading

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May Madness: Roles to Repeat

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Today’s post is geared towards performers in musical theatre and I’d love to hear your answers to this question: Which roles would you … 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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“New Musical Theatre” Site Launched

A new site promoting the next generation of musical theatre writers was launched tonight with a concert featuring (amongst others) Kelli O’Hara, Krysta Rodriguez, De’Adre Aziza and Kate Wetherhead. The “New Musical Theatre” website aims to help distribute and promote … Continue reading

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