The cast sounds & looks great, the book is funny and poignant (I’ll probably cry), and the arrangements for our 12-piece band (and tailored for our cast) sound good too (not trying to sound cocky …). Tickets at: Illini Student Musicals.
Last Friday I came across a feature entitled “”Til There Was You’: Broadway’s Best Showmances,” a collection of stories of 18 Broadway couples who fell in love while performing in or working on the same show. Of the couples depicted, not one of them was a same-sex couple. How could this be?
Say one wanted to set up a Kickstarter to get John Wilson & his orchestra to record the complete “The Music Man” score - original Don Walker, et al, orchestrations; full Laurence Rosenthal dance music, no drum set brushes on “Rock Island” like in the revival recording - how would one go about that?
Because this needs to happen, even if only because of the “Marian the Librarian” dance music & the 4 clarinet parts that happen throughout.
It’s seriously one of the best Golden Era musicals. I don’t care what anyone else says.
oh hey crying it’s fine omg i can’t believe this is actually happening
It’s SO GOOD. In case you’ve missed my obsession with Big Fish since at least April, let me tell you: it’s an incredible piece of theatre. If you don’t see it on Broadway you’re going to kick yourself. I already said this once before, but I walked out of the theatre feeling the same as after I saw ONCE: emotionally overwhelmed in a way that hardly ever happens to me, that rare feeling you get when you see something singularly unique, the feeling of seeing a powerful story come to life and depicted in such a way you wouldn’t think possible. (Also, the only other show, like ONCE, where I was on edge almost the entire 2nd Act - crying, almost crying, ecstatic, hopeful, holding back from standing up and yelling “This is what theatre is supposed to be like!”) It’s Lippa’s best score to date. The direction is fantastic. And if the projection designer doesn’t win all of the awards ever, life isn’t worth living anymore. Not to mention the acting and singing and orchestrations and band and everything else. Go see this show.
I could go on for hours - ask Justin or Aaron or Steven - but you can instead just search my Tumblr & Twitter for Big Fish posts. It’ll save us all all little time and spare me from getting even more worked up about this show.
It’s a heated race in many of the musical categories this year with a lot ofKinky Boots vs. Matilda vs. Pippin going on. Some races are neck and neck, creating actual suspense – which is rare for any entertainment awards these days. For some perspective, here’s a look at just some of the shows that have lost top prize at the Tony Awards, as well as a list of actors who’ve never been honored.
The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History [Glen Berger] on Amazon.com. From the shows cowriter who saw it all firsthand, this is the epic story of the most expensive, ambitious
Does this book break the gag order? I’m not saying I don’t want to read this, but I’m sure there’s a lot of information missing.