Tag Archives: Oscar Hammerstein II

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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The Saturday List: The Crown Julies

In today’s Saturday List, we’re looking at “The Crown Julies,” the five Broadway and off-Broadway stage appearances of Julie Andrews. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: The Kelli O’Hara Countdown!

Today is Broadway darling Kelli O’Hara’s birthday. To celebrate we’re counting down five of her greatest stage appearances. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: A Jerome Robbins Countdown!

Today is the anniversary of the opening of JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY. To commemorate this anniversary, this week’s Saturday List takes a look at the five best Robbins shows, all of which were featured in this iconic production. 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: 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 – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Ten Love Songs by Lerner and Loewe

February is the month of love and this Saturday has caught me in a romantic mood. There’s simply no better time to compile a list of ten great love songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. 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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Forgotten Musicals Friday: FLY WITH ME

For the first Forgotten Musicals Friday of 2022, we’re jumping back in time more than 100 years to take a look at an early Rodgers and Hart show, one that had some of the first Rodgers and Hammerstein songs thrown in for fun: FLY WITH ME. Continue reading

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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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