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The Saturday List: Five Bees-Knees Musicals of the 1920s

How’s tricks, everyone? Today’s “Saturday List” takes a look at my top five musicals from the 1920s. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 10 Reprehensible Responses to the NYGASP “MIKADO” Fiasco

My Saturday List would normally consist of a light-hearted collection of observations about musical theatre, but after reading some of the reprehensible responses to the fiasco surrounding the The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ cancelled production of THE MIKADO, I felt that I had to address these in some way. 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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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: SHOW BOAT

Show Boat Make-believe lovers Believe loving makes the man; Rivers roll along Want to write your own Show Boat haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 5

The fifth part of my track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary gets us back on track with the the idea of a displaced formula, which was displaced in the previous sequence of scenes by further exposition. In tracks 13-15 on the … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 4

Part 4 of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary deals with our introduction to Christine, Raoul and the new addition to their family three months after the Phantom sent for Christine under his ‘Mr Y’ pseudonym. (Mister Y = Mystery, … 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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