Category Archives: People: Rodgers & Hammerstein

SPOTLIGHT: A visit to Salzburg

Friday night I got to see one of my favorite musicals on stage at The Schuster Center, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. This is one of those musicals that can either too dramatic that it feels like painful constipation or too … Continue reading

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CAROUSEL

I fell asleep and woke at 2:00am. Let the dogs out to potty and discovered PBS is playing Live at Lincoln Center: CAROUSEL, starring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Jason Danieley, and Stephanie Blythe. So impressive.  The voices are incredible.  The … Continue reading

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AVENUE Q: Centerville High School Style

“Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one’s personality.” ― Victor Garber After about ten minutes into each theatrical production at Centerville High School, I tend to forget I am watching high school students – not college or professional – performing, … Continue reading

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Theatrical Structure Explained

Producer: Leaps Tall Buildings In A Single Bound Is More Powerful Than A Locomotive Is Faster Than A Speeding Bullet Walks On Water Gives Policy To God Director: Leaps Short Buildings In A Single Bound Is More Powerful Than A … Continue reading

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Theatre In The Miami Valley

I found a great article in The Dayton Paper that lists all the upcoming shows but they were listed under the various companies. I made up a list of shows by their dates. Keep in mind that I only entered … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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The Wright Connection: A musical journey

Although I am a passionate historian, I must admit that I was rather lazy in my study of Dayton history. Normally, I am on top of my historical surroundings, and learn as much as possible. However, when I moved to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2010 Style…

And the weekend continues… After leaving Wright State University’s production HELLO, DOLLY (see previous post), I chatted with Mother en route home. By 6:00pm, Jose and I were to two of our scheduled grad parties for Megan Weyrauch and Ryan … Continue reading

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What does a Producer Do?

This is a really neat article about Broadway producers. Take time to read What does a Broadway Producer do? Over 100 Producers respond. The article can be found at THE PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE A producer is a rare, paradoxical genius: hard-headed, soft-hearted, … Continue reading

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…Back To Blogging…

God, how many times have I written that title over the past few years I have blogged. My cousin, Dana, and my friend, Jeff, are tremendous, faithful bloggers. I always try to use these two as role models with cooking, … Continue reading

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…Sailing the South Pacific…

Sunday, May 17th, we held auditions for SOUTH PACIFIC. I was so impressed with so many of the teenagers, and there were a few that blew me away – I had not seen that level of performance from them. I … Continue reading

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…SOUTH PACIFIC… and we are off!

Well, last night the production team officially met for the first time to prep SOUTH PACIFIC for Beavercreek High School’s new summer stock production company, Summer On Stage. This production team is on fire, and over the past three weeks, … Continue reading

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…Out of the PAJAMAs and into a… grass skirt?…

Sunday afternoon, the production of THE PAJAMA GAME at Beavercreek High School ended. I am generally a little teary-eyed following a production, but this time I was relieved. April 14th, the orchestra conductor was fired and I was handed the … Continue reading

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Ringing of the bells…

Wednesday morning I drove to Columbus to attend the funeral mass of a friend’s father. I met Katie Pfister-Musick in the late 1980’s and absolutely fell in love with this incredible actress. Despite the various moves between the two of … Continue reading

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Joshua Logan – 100 (original post, 2008)

Today is the 100th birthday of my hero in directing, Joshua Logan. Joshua Lockwood Logan III (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer. Logan was born in Texarkana, Texas. His father … Continue reading

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I Feel Like A Musical Theatre Character…

For the past several months, or so, I have been experiencing a feeling – as John Adams called it in the musical 1776 – “discontentment.” As I was writing a good friend earlier this afternoon, I feel like all these … Continue reading

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Coming in "Threes"

Three friends of mine lost their mothers within this week… all three died suddenly. Duneen DeVore lost her mother last Friday. Duneen sang in my church choir at Normandy United Methodist Church, and along with her son, Erick, now 21, … Continue reading

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Two great legends….

Today is an anniversary for two of my heroes… one died, and one was born…. JOSHUA LOGAN – (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer. Broadway Logan began his Broadway career as … Continue reading

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