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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: More than a Holiday

As time marches on, it’s hard to remember every complex detail about another person’s life. In the case of Billie Holiday, I never knew that much, to begin with. That’s why I was so excited to see a new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, recently presented by Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, …

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Hello Again Movie: Stage to Screen Adaptations

When you leave a play or movie with questions, that can be a good thing. Some stories are complicated, meant to give rise to controversy and discussion afterward. I certainly had a lot to examine upon leaving the movie Hello Again, but the primary question was: Should this musical be a movie at all? The …

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown: We Ain’t Down, but We’re Soaking Wet

When we bought tickets to see The Unsinkable Molly Brown, we had no idea that we'd end up soaked. The production, a "revisal" of the original book and score, was produced at The Muny, a near century-old outdoor theatre near downtown St. Louis, Missouri. As you might know, Molly Brown was a legendary American socialite, …

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War Paint: Tunneling Through the Creative Process

The book Smarter Faster Better, by Charles Duhigg, takes a look at the "secrets" of business productivity. It explores best practices having to do with things like enhanced motivation, decision making, and mental focus. When I saw the Broadway production of War Paint, this book immediately came to mind. Although I enjoyed the show overall, there were some problems; primarily a lack of magic in the lyrics and dialogue. The two …

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