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The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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Lost Songs: “Warthog Rhapsody” from THE LION KING

Before there was “Hakuna Matata”, there was “Warthog Rhapsody”. Thankfully, the song was replaced by the time THE LION KING was released. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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Cast Album Reviews: NEWSIES

Let me begin this review by saying that I am one of many teenagers that loved Newsies when it was released in 1992. Today I recognise that the film is flawed, but a recent viewing made it clear to me … Continue reading

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Double Take December: HONK!

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. Honk … Continue reading

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May Musical Madness: The Best Disney Musical on Broadway

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 Best Disney Musical on Broadway Seems like Disney’s … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Guilty Pleasure

Post a song from your ‘guilty pleasure’ musical. I found this one tough to choose, simply because I don’t generally think about musicals in this way. Eventually, I decided to choose the Disney-produced Phil Collins-David Henry Hwang musical, Tarzan, a … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Musical Impact

Post a song from the musical which made the most impact on you. I had to think hard about this one – and then realised that the answer wasn’t so far out of my grasp after all. The musical that … Continue reading

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Disney’s New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Musical

So word on the street – first reported in an exclusive from Playbill – is that Disney has a new idea for their next big stage production: an adaptation of their most recent version of Alice in Wonderland. Linda Woolverton … Continue reading

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