Hairspray - Songs and Themes
An analysis of the songs and themes from the musical Hairspray.
Lessons from "The Book of Mormon"
A look at the songs, messages, and meanings of The Book of Mormon - The Musical.
Les Miserables - Historical Background
An overview of the historical context of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," exploring both the novel and the musical.
Urinetown - The Musical
A synopsis of Urinetown.
A top ten list of the best jukebox musicals of all time.
The Best of Jukebox Musicals - The Top Five
The best jukebox musicals on Braodway and the West End.
Life Lessons from "A Chorus Line"
What can we learn from Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch's musical "A Chorus Line"?
7 Reasons to Love "Les Miserables"
Why do we love Les Miserables so much? A list of the top seven reasons Les Miserables is one of he best musicals ever made.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Review of the Broadway Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" lyrics, songs, book.
Top Ten Musicals of the 00s
Best Musicals of the Decade - A list of the top ten Broadway musicals of the 2000s - from Urinetown to Avenue Q to Wicked to In the Heights. What's your favorite musical of the decade?
Spiderman the Musical
Review the Broadway musical "Spiderman." Share your thoughts about this multi-million dollar super hero musical. Is it a hit or a flop?
West Side Story
Which is better? The stage production of West Side Story, or the film version of West Side Story?
Yeston and Kopit's "Phantom: The American Musical Sensation"
Although Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" is the most well-known musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux's horror-romance, other writers and composers have created their own versions, including Ken Hill's production and Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's American musical, "Phantom."
Willy Wonka Jr. Review
Review of the children's theater adaptation of "Willy Wonka Jr." aka "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
"Man of La Mancha" -- Review
A positive review of the Mitch Leigh / Joe Darion musical retelling of Cervantes' "Don Quixote." Learn more about the popular Broadway show that features the famous song, "The Impossible Dream."
Rogers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" - Review
A critical review of Rogers and Hammerstein's musical Carousel.
The Philosophy of "Avenue Q"
Puppets have long since talk children and adults messages. The hit Broadway show "Avenue Q" uses puppets, offensive humor, and its lyrics to create a compelling philosophy for today's generation.
10 Cool Things About "Hello, Dolly!"
What are those songs in Disney / Pixar's "Wall-E"? Find out in: 10 cool things about "Hello, Dolly!", the popular 1964 musical which starred Carol Channing. Gene Kelly directed the film version (starring Barbara Streisand). The 2008 Disney / Pixar film "Wall-E" features songs from Jerry Herman's score.
High School Musical on Stage
Does the popular Disney channel movie-turned stage show, "High School Musical" help or hinder drama education? Find out in this entertaining analysis of "High School Musical on Stage."
The Phantom of the Opera
Why do audiences love the Phantom of the Opera? Do you know how many performances of Phantom of the Opera there have been? It is currently the the longest running show on Broadway. Find out why fans have adored "The Phantom of the Opera" for over two decades.
The Best of Stephen Sondheim
Brief descriptions and comments about my favorite musicals by Stephen Sondheim. His best musicals include: Into the Woods, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park with George.