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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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Forgotten Musicals Friday: LOOK MA, I’M DANCIN’!

I could show you my favourite obsession…. Well, it isn’t THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. That’s not a forgotten musical. On the other hand, LOOK MA, I’M DANCIN’! is, one that is so charming that it would be churlish not to shine the spotlight on it here. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: ONE TOUCH OF VENUS

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: PEGGY-ANN

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. 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: Multiple Best Actress in a Musical Tony Winners

Today, there is something of a diva-off at Musical Cyberspace. For this week’s Saturday list, we’re going to rank the multiple-Tony Award winners in the Best Actress in a Musical category, mentioning and sharing video clips of some favourite performances. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: ALL AMERICAN

It’s not often that you look back at a forgotten musical, even when it comes to many of the most notorious flops, and can see very clearly why it is has been forgotten, why it flopped – or both. ALL AMERICAN is precisely such a musical. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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TITANIC vs RAGTIME…

Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s TITANIC features one of the best musical theatre scores of the 1990s – but so does Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s RAGTIME. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: THE BOY FRIEND Readathon Part 2

This weekend’s Musical Theatre Sunday School continues with the readathon of the libretto of The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson, which we started last week. Today’s reading focuses on Act I – pages 23 – 52 in the copy I … Continue reading

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