Rewrites are essential in every storytelling medium, but theatre remains the one where the most can change for a product’s legacy. A film can only be edited so much; television is so immediate that it’s forever fixed. A play or a musical, on the other hand, is always changing just by the very nature of being interpreted by different artists over time—and that’s when the script stays the same! Cast recordings and bootlegs can immortalize a version of a musical that the creators find to be less-than-stellar, but those don’t have to be the final word. These preservations make my world more interesting, allowing me to track the growth and change in my favorite shows. I got my first taste of New Musical Theatre by watching lots of Tales From the Bad Years videos on YouTube in high school. While I was younger than the twenty-something characters depicted, I felt a connection, in sentiment if not experience. Cut to today, and I am six months out of […]
And because I can’t break tradition…
The only Thanksgiving tradition that matters. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
just driving straight into the dawn, that’s freedom