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Steel Wheels the Musical

Setting: Present day. Roosevelt Field Shopping Mall, Long Island, NY.

When confronted with several opportunities to author or co-author musical plays, I have backed out, which leads to confusion after I had been heading in that direction for so long.  759 more words

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Writing Musical Theater: Short(ish) Thoughts About Story Sources

Musicals are usually based on one of three things: A pre-existing story or other source (such as Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera), an original story or idea ( 616 more words

Grease Is The Word

Hearing music from Grease immediately brings back memories of singing in the ensemble during my sophomore year of high school. I was featured in Beauty School Dropout :-). 357 more words

The Winner Takes It All: Jukebox Musicals and the Broadway Economy

There’s nothing more disappointing then when you’re talking to someone who says they like musicals, and then they tell you their favourite is Mamma Mia! 375 more words

Jukebox Musicals: Musical Theatre's Modern Salvation or its Greatest Abomination?

There are few instances in my life when I have been happier than during the curtain call of The Bodyguard when the entire audience was on their feet dancing and singing along to I Wanna Dance With Somebody, one of the greatest songs of all time. 610 more words

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Theatre Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful is a show I knew almost nothing about, I hadn’t even heard of Carole King by name. The extent of my knowledge was a few Google searches, the official description of the musical and knowing I’d seen posters plastered across London. 39 more words

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Flash! Ah-ah, she'll save every one of us!

As a hook, it’s pretty much irresistible. Watch Meryl Streep, who apparently can’t pour herself a cup of coffee without taking on a new accent and getting an Oscar nomination for it, strap on a guitar and unleash her inner rock goddess. 975 more words

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