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I wonder who’s doing their programming.

On Sunday, April 1, NBC showed a live version of Jesus Christ Superstar, I suppose to celebrate Easter. While I have no quibbles with the performance — it was quite good, with Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles being standouts (for … Continue reading

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If you had told me a couple of years ago I would be listening to rap music, I would have told you you were crazy. Rap was okay, but it wasn’t music, was it? That was before Hamilton (which at … Continue reading

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Catharsis.

The kids are all, for the most part, gone. One is home, but working. One is at school. One, God help me, teaches English… in Seoul, South Korea. [Yet another reason the Trump presidency has been bad for my blood … Continue reading

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My kind of guy.

quix·ot·ic: hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical. Full Definition of QUIXOTIC: 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. 2. capricious, unpredictable. Merriam Webster Dictionary. As most of you know, the … Continue reading

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Hmmm…

My two rotating playlists lately are “Humor” and “Broadway Favorites.” I know this will never happen, but I would love to see Weird Al do a Broadway parody album. (And yes, I know about, and love, Forbidden Broadway.)

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One of the joys of looking up things on iTunes is what else you find on the way. I was checking on the 2007 revival of Company, trying to decide whether I wanted the whole thing* (I already have Raul … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged.

In these pages, I have often spoken of my love of the work of Stephen Sondheim.  I always knew I was not alone, and now I have proof: “22 Signs You Were Raised by Stephen Sondheim.”  Guilty. At least half … Continue reading

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Before on this blog, I have commented how troubling I found the lyrics that Stephen Sondheim wrote to “America” for the stage version of West Side Story.  I was reminded of this when I was watching the his birthday concert … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: A Review.

I have never been a fan of Les Miz on stage.*  It’s bombastic, overblown, and repetitive.  I originally had no desire to see the movie when it came out, even though I generally go see every movie musical that arrives … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about The Book of Mormon more. I’ve decided that whereas one of my favorite movies, Dogma, addresses the question, “What does faith look like?,” The Book of Mormon asks “What is religion good for, anyway?” They are … Continue reading

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Hasa Diga Eebowai.

I just saw The Book of Mormon with my friend Sarah.  I don’t know when the last time was that I laughed so much and so loudly, sometimes thinking “I can’t believe I’m laughing at this.”  I was so loud — … Continue reading

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I’m sort of blue tonight.  Partly it is the rain which has been falling off and on all day. More than that, I am trying to find a solution for an ongoing issue, and the results of my introspection are … Continue reading

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My secret weapon…

Echidna Boy is a night owl.  Getting him to go to bed before 1 a.m. is very difficult, especially that we don’t currently have the threat of school looming.  (He comes by it naturally: my first week of work I … Continue reading

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Cataloging the collection

According to my iTunes, I have 825 songs (3.08 GB, 0r 1.8 days worth) in my “Explicit Broadway” playlist.* (My “Clean Broadway” playlist is the same set, minus part of Rent and a lot of Hair and the odd song … Continue reading

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Rent, San Francisco: a review.

This post is going to be of limited interest because it is of a production that has already closed. Oh, and it has spoilers. And it is really, really long. But I have to write it anyway, because I’m obsessed. … Continue reading

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Last Christmas, I got one of my favorite gifts ever: the complete Broadway soundtrack to Rent. I have listened to the soundtrack an estimated 475 times. At one point, the CDs disappeared — I think my family hid them. No … Continue reading

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