Tag Archives: Stephen Sondheim

The Saturday List: “Joseph’s Coat” – or a List of Colourful Songs, Part 2

Last week, I looked at the first dozen colours that appear in “Joseph’s Coat”, the song in Joseph and the Amazing The second part of a three-part list naming show tunes for each of the colours in “Joseph’s Coat” from JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: “Joseph’s Coat” – or a List of Colourful Songs, Part 1

A list of colourful songs to celebrate the South Africa revival of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Part one of a three-part series. 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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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE YEARLING

My choice for today’s “Forgotten Musicals Friday” is a musical that, for no obvious reason, captured my imagination: THE YEARLING. As it has no commercial recording and even though Barbra Streisand was a champion of the score in the early years of her career, one doesn’t really read much about the show in general – so I thought it was time to dedicate a column to it. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’m Over Being Concerned About What Musicals I Should Like

Have you ever read one of those polls on a musical theatre forum asking what your guilty pleasures are? I always struggle to participate in threads like those because I really do find worth in even the worst musicals. 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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