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  1. I’m looking to get readings or basic production of an original musical/song review. The story involves 2 producers planning a talent show called “Manhattan Lady” (song review/talent show). The wife of one of the producers suggests getting Donald Trump to emcee the show. The show is introduced as a dream sequence with The Donald carrying on about how great the show is going to be, what real beauty is, how Manhattan exemplifies greatness, and references Lady Liberty, to espouse a bit about the country’s freedoms and democratic system. Then there is the song review/contest, using great American popular songs. This allows for some audience participation.

    The time period is before the presidential campaign began. “Manhattan Lady” and two other songs are original.

    Anyone interested ? I am in the DC area and would love to get some readings in this area as well as NYC area.

  2. Hello all,

    Have arrived home after spending 4 weeks in the US. Spend a week in NYC and was able to catch a couple of shows. However Broadway was a very different place than when I visited 3 years ago. With the financial slowdown, some theatres were dark, with close to thirty shows closing over the month of January.

    I was able to see Marry Poppins and Spring Awakening (which is also closing this month).

    Mary Poppins has all the Disney magic you would expect. Some great special effects, all your favorite songs, massive sets PLUS a twist in the storyline. I really enjoyed how the character of Bert become the narrator using the song Chim Chim Cher-ee as the vehicle to move the story along. A great show for the whole family. Speaking to a couple of people in the queue for half price tix, they said The Little Mermaid is even better.

    Spring Awakening is exactly how it was been described on this website, Rent for the New Age. I did not know ANYTHING about the show going into the theatre, however was pleasantly surprised. The music was fantastic, the plot was confronting with a strong underlying message. When you first walk into the theatre you see the set, which is fairly simple, however through the show it comes alive with great lighting effects and use of simple props. The cast is a traditional ensemble cast, with many actors changing characters. I won’t say much more incase we see it in Melbourne, however it was great to see something NEW.
    One criticism/question for those that have seen it. Why did actors for some songs use handheld microphones and not for others? I attempted to work out if it symbolized something, however was unable to come up with any theories. In the end I found it annoying.

    Overall a great experience and I am looking forward to seeing Avenue q and Jersey Boys this year.