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Richard Rodgers

Better Than Broadway

by B.A. Nilsson July 17, 2014

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  On the heels of Oklahoma, their first collaboration, came Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, based on a depressing but popular play by Ferenc Molnár. Liliom presented a charming but hotheaded protagonist who gets a chance to ...

Glimmerglass Festival

Lovers, Blues Skies and a Few Clouds

by James Yeara July 10, 2013

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  Called back for a second curtain call, Curly (Jarid Faubel) encourages the audience to sing along with the cast in a reprise of the title song, and boy, do people sing: loud and lustily, as ...

Colonial Theatre

The Sound of Music

by The Staff March 13, 2013

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  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last big Broadway hit, The Sound of Music, didn’t break new ground in musical theater the way their Oklahoma did, or take on social issues in a new and challenging way like, ...

Schenectady Light Opera Company

Carousel

by The Staff August 18, 2011

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Ferenc Molnár’s downbeat, fantastical play about a carnival barker who hurts those closest to him—and then commits suicide—hardly seems like good material for a musical. Yet Rodgers and Hammerstein used it as the basis for ...

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Ten Cents a Dance

by The Staff August 18, 2011

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Songbook musicals can be a touch awkward in their attempt to pen a story that connects the disparate songs of a single composer. But with Ten Cents a Dance, John Doyle (famed for recent powerful ...

Williamstown Theatre Festival