Category Archives: Musical Theatre

NYC SPRING 2019

I’ve come to consider New York City trips as including stops in the Hudson Valley.  The Hudson Valley is a particularly rich area.  Rich in history, and handsome in topography.  It seems to have almost as much history as the … Continue reading

Posted in Musical Theatre, Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

BEETLEJUICE AS A MUSICAL

A few weeks ago I saw the musical version of Beetlejuice.  Based on the classic Tim Burton film, Beetlejuice is currently running at the Winter Garden, a space best remembered for hosting Cats. The musical follows the film relatively closely.  … Continue reading

Posted in Musical Theatre | Tagged | Leave a comment

SHAKESPEARE’S MUSICALITY

A lot has been written over the centuries about Shakespeare’s musicality.  Over one hundred songs with lyrics by him have survived.  We know that as a professional actor in his time, he played musical instruments.  A snide comment made by … Continue reading

Posted in music, Musical Theatre, Theatre | Tagged | Leave a comment

FOLLY

Iraq has fallen into disorder.  Militants are taking over large regions.  The work that American soldiers did there has come undone. This is remarkably similar to the history of Viet Nam.  In 1975, three years after the U.S. left, the … Continue reading

Posted in Musical Theatre | Tagged , | Leave a comment

THE ROCKY MUSICAL

Rocky, playing at the Winter Garden Theatre, is one of the major hits of the current Broadway season.  Adapted by Sylvester Stallone and co-librettist Tom Meehan from Stallone’s 1976 film of the same name, it shows that the basis of … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, film, music, Musical Theatre, Theatre | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A MUSICAL SAMPLER

I have two muses.  When I was in grade school, I became interested in writing musicals.  I started to write scripts, and wanted to compose.   I asked my parents to buy a piano. My parents took some time to think … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, music, Musical Theatre, piano | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A NEW SOUND OF MUSIC

The Sound of Music remains one of the most popular and performed of all musicals.  This 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein show, telling the story of the former convent novice Maria and the singing children of Captain von Trapp, was extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment