Tag Archives: Stephen Sondheim

THE SATURDAY LIST: Five Favourite “Small Cast” Shows

For today’s Saturday List, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some “small cast” shows. By their very nature, these shows are more intimate than the big musicals that play the biggest houses on Broadway, in the West End and internationally. Some are introspective, others are side-splittingly funny – but many are just as moving as their classic, big, blockbuster counterparts. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: So Much “Happiness,” So Much PASSION!

Today is the day in 1994 that Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion began its 280-performance run. Celebrate its anniversary with on Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Happy Birthday, “Sunday”!

Does anyone still finish a hat? Come and celebrate the Broadway birthday of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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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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