Tag Archives: Oscar Hammerstein II

Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 10 Times the Musical Challenged Its Dismissal as a Relevant Art Form

Although many people dismiss the musical as a relevant form of artistic expression, the musical can easily hold its own alongside any form of theatre you might care to mention. So I thought that today, I might put together a Saturday list of just ten times musicals have been completely in step with the world around them. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Love Songs by Lerner and Loewe

This Saturday has caught me in a romantic mood once again, and it has been a while since I compiled a list that focuses on a specific musical theatre writing team. I thought perhaps a list of ten of my favourite love songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe might be in order. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Great Musical Theatre Dates

Nobody I know enjoys dating. But experience tells us that there are good dates to be had. And so do musicals. So let’s take a look at ten great musical theatre dates. 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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NEWSFLASH: Carly Rae Jepsen to Star in CINDERELLA on Broadway

Carly Rae Jepsen, the singer of the catchy pop hit “Call Me Maybe”, will take over the role of Ella in the current Broadway production of CINDERELLA. Continue reading

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: 2013 OCR Track by Track – Part 1

While Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were hoping for a golden ticket with their new musical based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not everything has turned out as well as expected in Willy Wonka-land, with the show … Continue reading

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