Inside ANYTHING GOES background and analysis by Scott Miller Anything Goes is widely considered one of the great classics of the American musical theatre, and yet most people seeing it – and working on it – don’t really understand what it is.
inside. THE KING AND I. background and analysis by Scott Miller Today, at the end of the millennium, many of the leaders and intellectuals of mainland China are wondering how their country can continue to modernize, to compete with the western nations, while still maintaining their cultural identity and traditions.
Inside RENT background and analysis by Scott Miller "In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face every day and [we] should reach out to each other and bond as a community, rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium."
Several short dialogue scenes inside the song establish the community (arguably the show’s antagonist), performance style, the central plot premise, the style of music, major musical themes, and the show’s offbeat sense of humor (“They beat him like a gong, and he was kicked repeatedly.
Inside CABARET Background and Analysis by Scott Miller The burgeoning political activism in the United States when Cabaret hit the stage in 1966 – and its growth by 1972 when the film hit theatres – as well as Hal Prince's desire to break through to a new kind of socially responsible musical theatre all conspired to make Cabaret one of the most fascinating stage pieces of the 1960s and a ...
Inside GREASE background and analysis by Scott Miller The year is 1959, a pivotal moment in American cultural history, when rock and roll was giving birth to the Sexual Revolution and everything in America culture was about to be turned upside down.
Inside JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR background and analysis by Scott Miller We made him a type of Everyman. Judas did not think of himself as a traitor. He did what he did, not because he was basically evil, but because he was intelligent. He could se Christ becoming something he considered harmful to the Jews.
Inside CHICAGO Background and Analysis by Scott Miller Bob Fosse assembled his cast for Chicago in 1975, and during the very first week of rehearsals he was rushed to the hospital for pains in his chest. They found he had almost had a heart attack and needed open heart surgery, which was not as common then as it now.