Tag Archives: Fiddler on the Roof

Musical Theatre Sunday School: Divine Integration

There are three separate elements of divine integration in musical theatre: the book, the music and the lyrics. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 6 Sweet Musicals of the 1960s

Ready to take five, dude? This is a list of 6 of my favourite musicals of the 1960s. Continue reading

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RIP Jerry Bock

Jerry Bock, the composer of the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and She Loves Me, passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Born in 1928, Bock wrote his first musical in high school (My Dream) and then collaborated … Continue reading

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Top Ten Movie Musicals: 2010 Edition

What are your Top 10 Movie Musicals – right now at this exact point in time. These are mine – off the top of my head and places in alphabetical order. The links will take you to Amazon.com should you … Continue reading

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Longest Running Broadway Musicals

This is the list as it stands at present, with the shows that have moved up the list since last October in green. 1. The Phantom of the Opera – 9179 performances, still running 2. Cats – 7485 performances 3. … Continue reading

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Michael Kunze and “Dramamusicals”

BroadwayWorld recently published an interview with Michael Kunze about his musical adaptation of Rebecca, which is aiming for an English language transfer to the a major commercial centre like the West End or Broadway. Kunze takes great pains to try … Continue reading

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“Discouraging Words”: Lyrics for Musical Theatre

In 1998, Steven Winn wrote an article about lyric writing in contemporary musical theatre for the San Francisco Chronicle: Discouraging Words. The general thrust of his article is that “Broadway lyrics, with a few exceptions, have lost the wit and … Continue reading

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