‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ like its main character, has returned when we needed her the most (ClickTheCity)

I loved it. I loved Mary Poppins Returns. I was expecting to hate it because I really don't like Rob Marshall because of what he did to Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, and Into the Woods. But everything is forgiven because Mary Poppins Returns was so wonderful and enjoyable and I laughed out loud and…Read more ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ like its main character, has returned when we needed her the most (ClickTheCity)

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And then there was the theatre

In the last two year, for some reason or another, I started watching more theatrical productions and stagings. I got to see Battalia Royale¬†staged by Sipat Lawin and saw three different stagings of Red by the Actors Actors' Necessary Theater. I got to see Piaf and Nine and They Are Playing Our Song and Noises…Read more And then there was the theatre

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Last night, I saw the Red Turnip Theater production of Cock. The Mark Bartlett written play is a really well-written four-man piece, a ninety-minute tour de force of rather crisp and witty dialogue and puts the full weight of the play on the shoulders of the actors. There's practically no set design, just a ring…Read more theatrical

The Flower Duet and Song to the Moon

My Dad is a huge fan of opera. He listens to it while he plays Civilization V on the PC or he's painting, when he gets to paint. My Dad has influenced my musical tastes for the longest time. I got into folk music because of him; growing up with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy…Read more The Flower Duet and Song to the Moon

Movie Musicals in the 21st Century: In Tune or Off Key?

I grew up listening to musicals. I wasn't even ten yet when I saw (on betamax!) the American Playhouse production of Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Pacific Overtures, all by Stephen Sondheim. I had no idea what I was watching but the people were singing and it was lovely. My parents…Read more Movie Musicals in the 21st Century: In Tune or Off Key?