The most popular posts of the month: May

Time for that monthly summary of what got your attention last month here at The Producer’s Perspective

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I think the answer is similar to the reason sequel musicals never work. A musical is such a larger than life way to dramatize something that that the story of a musical has to depict by nature the most important event of a character’s history. Sequels don’t work because now you’re dealing with by default the second most important event. Great TV shows don’t generally deal with a singular story arc. They have a strong concept that can adapt to tell hundreds of different stories, each theoretically as important as the week before’s. In other words, they don’t generally have a single, determined story arc and closure, but instead dramatize a series of events that, like life, is constantly adapting and never ending. To adapt on to a musical would in ways cheat the spirit of the entire concept of the show and trivialize it to one facet of its experience.

 

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