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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: “Bianca”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Kiss Me, Kate features one of Cole Porter’s strongest scores. “Bianca”, sung by Bill Calhoun to woo Lois Lane exclusively into his arms, is often … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: KISS ME, KATE

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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RIP Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson was an American actress, best known for her work in film musicals during the 1950s and on stage, mainly in opera, in the 1960s, although she certainly had a career in film and on television on either side … Continue reading

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5 Smashing Musicals of the 1940s

This is a list of 5 of my favourite musicals of the 1940s. Anyone who is even vaguely interested in musical theatre should know about these shows and if you don’t… well, there’s no better time than the present to … Continue reading

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ANYTHING GOES Back to Broadway with Reba McEntire?

Rumour has it that Anything Goes may be headed back to Broadway starring Reba McEntire as Reno Sweeney under the direction of Kathleen Marshall for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Marshall tends to hit or miss, so I guess it’ll be … Continue reading

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