Tag Archives: Tommy

March Monikers: “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. The Who’s Tommy features a number of name songs, but none is as simple and all the more touching for that than “Tommy, Can You … Continue reading

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Opening Nights: TOMMY at the Colonial Theatre

Since tonight is the opening night of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Tommy, I thought it might be interesting to share some photos of the new production of Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff’s show, which stars Randy Harrison (from Queer as … Continue reading

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May Madness: “One Musical” Composers

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. “One Musical” Composers Some composers only work on one … Continue reading

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East Village Opera Company

I recently discovered the East Village Opera Company, a band who takes classic opera and transforms the music into rock songs. Steering this discovery on topic for the purposes of this blog is the lead singer, Tyley Ross, who starred … Continue reading

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“Discouraging Words”: Lyrics for Musical Theatre

In 1998, Steven Winn wrote an article about lyric writing in contemporary musical theatre for the San Francisco Chronicle: Discouraging Words. The general thrust of his article is that “Broadway lyrics, with a few exceptions, have lost the wit and … Continue reading

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