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THE SATURDAY LIST: My 5 Current Musical Theatre Obsessions

For today’s edition of the “Saturday List” on Musical Cyberspace, I thought I would share my 5 current musical theatre obsessions, the things that I am finding most fascinating in the world of musical theatre – right here, right now. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” is a thrilling showstopper in the gospel “get happy” mould from the classic Cole Porter show, Anything Goes. It’s a straightforward piece, … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: My Favourite Musical

Post a song from your favourite musical. Gypsy is my favourite musical and I think it is appropriate to post the song the appears close to the top of the show that got me hooked: “Some People”. A great piece … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Love at First Note

Post a song from a musical that you loved from hearing the first note. Today I am going to post a song from one of my big musical obsessions: Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy. Gypsy begins with one of … Continue reading

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Live on Broadway: Ethel Merman sings “Rose’s Turn”

Now here’s a real treat: an audio recording of Ethel Merman singing “Rose’s Turn” live, from the original Broadway production of Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy. It’s a clip that certainly made me respect Merman’s Rose more, although I … 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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