Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Reinventing The Musical

Just a mental note for myself:
Writing for the musical stage today is not what it used to be. As much as I admire Hammerstein, Lerner and Weidman, I think the musical genre must change with the viewing habits of the ever-changing audiences. The film dramaturgy, in itself constantly changing, is influencing everything. I keep learning from scriptwriters almost every day, and sometimes I wish that the set and sound designers of the theater would do the same. Instead of repeating the traditional formulas we have to re-invent the musical to keep it alive and thrilling.

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