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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1960s Musicals

Today’s list features some of my favourite songs from musicals of the 1960s. A tough decade to whittle down to just 10 songs, but here goes. Continue reading

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May Madness: Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards

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. Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards What do Gypsy, … Continue reading

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May Madness: Revivals of the 2011-2012 Season

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. Revivals of the 2011-2012 Season After a poor 2010-2011 … Continue reading

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“Showtunes” – an all-encompassing term?

A recent discussion on Musicals.net that debated the terminology that could be used to classify songs from musicals caught my attention. Thinking about it carefully, I realised that I do not feel that “Broadway” or “showtune” function well as an … Continue reading

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Genres of Musical Theatre Redux: the 2010 edition

In a discussion around different kinds of musical theatre, I think the first step is to define the terrain of musical theatre. Musical theatre does not include all theatre that uses music. Musical theatre excludes – for example – opera, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Hudson: THE Dreamgirl

Over the weekend, I watched Dreamgirls on DVD with some friends. It’s been a while since I saw it and I think part of me had forgotten how much I enjoy the film. At one point, we were all discussing … Continue reading

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Showtunes on BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE on BBC

A good friend of mine pointed me towards this clip from a BBC show called Beautiful People on YouTube, where the cast performs “There’s Gotta Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity: I found a second clip with a medley … Continue reading

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