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O is for...............

Well, looks like another week has passed by (not sure where it went lol)
and here we are again wondering
what letter today is dedicated to at Mum’s… 154 more words

Fun

Summer Festivals 2014: Garsington, Central City and Maverick!

This summer I’ll be wizzing about performing at the Garsington Opera in The Cunning Little Vixen as the Forester’s Wife.  No animal costume for me this time!   64 more words

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The King and I

For Seth and Susan

There’s a story behind the story of The King and I. Several stories, in fact, and the one we get in the musical is the least interesting of the lot. 527 more words

Musicals

Tony Award Winner(s), 1960, The Sound of Music and Fiorello

Well in 1960 there were two Tony awards for Best musical, which is slightly lame because I’m half expecting one year them to say “you’re all winners” and just hand out awards for free.   350 more words

Music

Getting to know you...

Many years ago, the extremely talented duo of Rogers and Hammerstein wrote a piece of music that keeps running through my head this morning.  It’s one of the songs from the musical The King and I called “Getting to Know You” and near the end, the lyrics say this: 716 more words

It's Not A Religion--it's A Relationship

Tony Award Winners--1952 The King and I

While not being always racially sensitive, The King and I is so darned likable that it almost gets away with it.   I don’t think the play is racist, however, it certainly seeing the people of Siam as being the “exotic other” rather than a group of people with different customs.   310 more words

Tony Award Winners: South Pacific (1950)

South Pacific is one of those musicals that deservedly won the Tony, that leaves me a bit cold, and I feel a little guilty about it.   272 more words

Music