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THE SATURDAY LIST: Open a New Window on MAME!

The legendary Jerry Herman, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee musical Mame opened for the first time on Broadway in May 1966. Who could lead a revival as the show heads towards its diamond anniversary? 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 Sunday School: Divine Integration

There are three separate elements of divine integration in musical theatre: the book, the music and the lyrics. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: My 5 Current Musical Theatre Obsessions

For today’s edition of the “Saturday List” on Musical Cyberspace, I thought I would share my 5 current musical theatre obsessions, the things that I am finding most fascinating in the world of musical theatre – right here, right now. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Musical Theatre Related Things that Get Me Excited

It’s time for another “Saturday List” and today I thought I would share some musical theatre related things that get me excited. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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Single-Song Showstopper: “My New Philosophy”

Today’s single-song showstopper is “My New Philosophy” from YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Come and discuss the song with us on Musical Cyberspace! Continue reading

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May Madness: Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below. Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards What do Gypsy, … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Musicals for Favourite Performers

Post a song from a musical you’d love to see featuring/starring all your favourite performers. This is a tough choice, because there are two shows that I’d really like to nominate here: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies and Michael … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Underrated Musical

Post a song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is. The choice today is an easy one: Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. That this brilliant, devastating show lost the Tony Award for Best Score to Aida is unforgivable. … Continue reading

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