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TITANIC: the Broadway Musical vs the Blockbuster Movie

In 1997, two different versions of the “Titanic” story were told in two different styles in two different mediums. The film a fictional love story set against the backdrop of the ill-fated ship of dreams, while the musical used the stories of the real life Titanic passengers as a basis for its tale.
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THE SATURDAY LIST: My Favourite TITANIC Songs

People often ask what one’s favourite song from a show is. When it comes to Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s TITANIC, this is a really difficult topic because so much of the score is wonderful, so I’ll cheat a little and answer it this way… Continue reading

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TITANIC vs RAGTIME…

Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s TITANIC features one of the best musical theatre scores of the 1990s – but so does Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s RAGTIME. Continue reading

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TITANIC Lyrics: Some Thoughts

Although I’m a fan of the show, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s TITANIC has its critics. One of the most common criticisms I’ve heard in regard to the show has to do with its lyrics. So I thought I’d give the cast album another listen with this particular focus at an entry point. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1990s Musicals

The 1990s. The next decade to be the subject of a Saturday List. Continue reading

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Double Take December: NINE

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. Nine … Continue reading

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A TITANIC Centennial Concert

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. How about a concert of the musical to commemorate the event? Continue reading

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