Rent: Synopsis

    Rent: Synopsis

    You may have read my previous article discussing the characters in “Rent” that have several similarities with Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme”. It became evident though that it was a homage. Jonathan Larson must have envisioned “La Boheme” in New York where the raging issues are HIV and homosexuality. But, unlike some opera houses today that retain the music but modernize

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    Miss Saigon: Synopsis

    “Miss Saigon” was probably one of the earliest “rude awakenings” I have ever had when it comes to musicals. I learned of the story first from the protesters then who vilified this musical as a production that glorified prostitution. Generalizations come and go but still, speaking against such productions will never be a guarantee that it will go away. If

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    Les Miserables: Synopsis

    Les Miserables: Synopsis

    I remember a friend watching “Les Miserables” in the cinema and putting his right hand on his heart in the middle of “Do You Hear The People Sing?” I can’t blame him though. But apart from the music and the things it makes you do the moment you are carried away, what really is “Les Miserables” all about? Well, it’s

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    Chicago: Synopsis

    Chicago The Musical: Funny Honey

    How can you get enough of your favorite singing murderesses? Depends on you but after a few times viewing “Chicago The Musical” live or constantly clicking replay on your media player, it would take some withdrawal symptoms to get over the jazzy tunes. But is it all there is to it? There is more to the music and it’s a

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    Nicole Scherzinger: From Pussycat Dolls to Grizabella and Other Film-Inspired Musicals

    Usually, it would be a musical that would get a film version. Apparently, some classic films get a new lease on life as Broadway musicals. These and more plus interesting updates regarding the latest in musicals. “Chicago” goes country as Broadway.comĀ and CountryWeekly.com reported. Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles is set to debut on Broadway as the latest Roxie Hart. It would

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    Wicked: Character Descriptions

    Wicked: Character Descriptions

    Before Idina Menzel became synonymous to Elsa of “Frozen”, one of the characters she brought to life to the point of immortality was Elphaba of Wicked. I just need to say that in case most of you are wondering why even this musical had several revivals, fans still refer to Menzel as the standard to look up to. Besides, Elphaba

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    Rent: Character Description

    Rent: Character Descriptions

    Before I learned of the musical “Rent”, I already heard of the song “Seasons of Love” (a.k.a. 525600 minutes). It’s almost a staple in events that celebrated love and friendship. In the course of discovering more in this musical (you can click here to read for yourselves), I almost overlooked one fact – that this is inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s

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    Les Miserables: Character Descriptions

    Les Miserables: Character Descriptions

    By this time, everyone may have seen the film version of one of the most popular Broadway musicals today. Otherwise, you will not understand much why there is so much negative feedback surrounding Russell Crowe’s performance. Based on the best-selling novel by Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables” tells the story of Jean Valjean, from his parole to his redemption when a

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