Your roots are showing.

I’m in the process of looking for composers for a few musicals I have in development.

You know what I’ve discovered?

When the root word of Musical is MUSIC . . . it’s a big freekin’ decision!

Music is why people see musicals.  Simple as that.  It’s what makes them unique.

And how many celebrity lyricists do you know?  How many celebrity book writers do you know?

Even when shows fail, good music can still live on your iPod long after the investors have claimed the losses on their tax returns (Parade, anyone?). Thousands of people know the words to “Meadowlark” from The Baker’s Wife, but I don’t ever hear people humming the dialogue from Act II, scene iii.  (And how many of you even knew it was from The Baker’s Wife?)

Yep, it’s a big one. So I’m going to take my time and make sure I get my roots just right. Because these roots show all the time. Even when your dye job costs $10 million dollars.

You know what else?

The root word of Play is . . .PLAY.  Hmmmmm

  • dp quinn says:

    There are beautiful little known scores by George Antheil for TRANSATLANTIC, pieces by Louis Morreau Gottschalk from New Orleans, and John Adams even made me tolerate NIXON IN CHINA, and Stphen Foster can still wow a crowd.
    Verdi composed great music to awful texts, and Puccini composed thrilling music to melodramatic weepers that still makes fortunes in different RENT(ed) guises no less.
    Wagner transcends his trashy texts over and over again

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