I wrote an entry quite a while back called reinterpretation (The Climb), in which I discussed about how I re-appropriated the message of the Miley Cyrus song The Climb to be a song about HIV. I then followed it up again with another entry called reinterpretation II (You Haven't Seen the Last of Me), which I…Read more reinterpretation III (Defying Gravity)
I was so lucky enough to be invited to catch Wicked at the CCP when a friend of mine found herself with an extra ticket. It was supposed to be a family affair but her brother got sick (they suspect he willed it to being as he wasn't much of a musical theatre fan) and…Read more It’s So Good to be Wicked
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?
I came into this film prepared to hate it beyond end. I went to watch it because I think Catherine Zeta-Jones playing a conservative zealot and singing and dancing like she did in Chicago. At the same time, I grew up listening to musicals written by Kander and Ebb, Maury Yeston, Oscar and Hammerstein, Stephen…Read more Pour Some Sugar on Me: a review of Rock of Ages