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The 30 Greatest Movie Songwriters

As stated in my “Brief Exposition on Movie Music”, there is more to movie music than just a traditional score.  There is also the incorporation of classical place-setters and the addition of music-and-lyric type songs (whether they be original or recycled, diegetic or non-diegetic).   366 more words


The Muny's "Beast" is a Beauty

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Matt Lenz
Chorographed by Vince Pesce… 753 more words

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Newsies: Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto

The National Newsies Tour, affectionately called “Toursies”, hits the nail on the head in Toronto when it comes to a fun, lighthearted show to fill your evening, but sometimes fails to take its audience seriously. 700 more words


There's "Tangled -- The Musical" Magic in the Air!

Check out the video in this fun Disney blog post featuring Nick and Elisha Ainsley (Flynn and Rapunzel). Be sure to vote!

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Newsies has always been a favorite of mine: I’ve sung along the first version, and then I fell in love with the musical on broadway. Hence, you can understand how very heartbroken I was when the latter was closed down for good. 731 more words


Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam Serenade Ellen Greene In 'Little Shop Of Horrors' -Review

UPDATE Thursday AM with more performance information: Judy Garland at the Palace had nothing on the crowd that roared when Ellen Greene made her entrance Wednesday night on stage at New York’s City Center for the first of just three performances in a staged concert of… 489 more words

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Another Little Mermaid

This doll was my third Ariel, and was a gift for a lovely friend I met at a Stitch and Bitch group in Melbourne. I used DMC cotton embroidery floss for her shell bra and body (DMC 3370, my go-to colour for un-tanned Caucasian skin), and DMC silk/satin thread for her hair and tail. 133 more words