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And Now – It’s Time For A Positive Review Of The Sound Of Music Live


So, let me get this right! NBC spends 9 million dollars to bring us a free, LIVE production into our living rooms, hires a formidable cast of singers and actors of considerable fame who are not intimidated to sing LIVE over a three-hour time period, hires a LIVE orchestra, technicians, engineers and Heaven knows who […]

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Carrie Underwood, Audra MacDonald, Christian Borle Set To Dazzle Our Senses in The Sound Of Music Live


Picture Credit: Getty Images; NBC Well, tonight is the night where Carrie Underwood, Audra MacDonald, Christian Borle and company take to the stage in the first ever live televised production of the Sound Of Music. NBC is taking a big gamble on this production but all I have to say is kudos to them for […]

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Performance Discussion For The Tony Awards With Host Neil Patrick Harris


I love me some Tony Awards. I am a certified Broadway Baby. Well, actually, I never grew up on Broadway but I always wanted to be under those shining lights. I could picture myself there. This is where I belonged. Someday! Well, so much for the visualization process because it never happened. Ha! But I […]

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SMASH Season 2 Finale With Katharine McPhee Airs On NBC On Sunday, May 26th.


Picture Courtesy Of NBC And Jack Davenport’s Facebook Page I am so sad here. What happened to this show and why did it not succeed? Everyone I spoke to loves it. Yes, the writing could have been better and a select few of the characters were not riveting to watch, but, honestly, the show’s premise […]

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Two – Hour Premiere Of Smash Season Two Airs Tonight


Oh! My! Goodness! Am I living in a cocoon or what? I just noticed on NBC’s Facebook page that Smash is airing as we speak here. Or write. Whatever! It is on! Now! For some reason, I thought this show was starting in March, but I was probably confusing its start time with The Voice […]

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Lee Siegel Performs Being Alive At Broadway sessions in New York City.

Lee Siegel Gives A Riveting Performance Of Being Alive At Broadway Sessions


Has the song “Being Alive” ever sounded so good? Or alive? I believe this is my third article about this gem of an MCL discovery – the great musical theatre artist, Lee Siegel. You can read my other reviews about Lee’s performances here and here. This performance is riveting to watch – the depth of […]

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Lee Siegel As Simon Zealotes In Jesus Christ Superstar Rocks The House


It takes a very special performance and performer to move me to tears. And Lee Siegel does just that with his highly acclaimed performance of the “Simon Zealotes” number from Jesus Christ Superstar. Canada’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar was so successful that the show moved to the streets of ole New […]

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Masterclass Performance Of A Technologically Deprived Broadway Artist: Lee Siegel


You know, as I was watching this video with a great big smile on my face, it dawned on me: Jesus Christ Superstar Broadway star, Lee Siegel, dared to sing without the latest state-of-the-art technology. What? No auto-tune? No lip-synching? No fancy lighting? No recorded live disclaimer? No erratic dancers on stage behind him? Well, […]

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Hey Broadway Fans! Time To Hear Some Great Live Song And Dance With The 66TH Annual Tony Awards


I am adding this blog topic while watching the fabulous cast from the highly acclaimed musical, The Book Of Mormons, perform the opening number on tonight’s live telecast of The Tony Awards. Oh my goodness! How I have missed this calibre of performing from my television experience. No gimmicks, no lip-synching, no auto-tune! Just pure […]

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Masterclass Monday: Broadway-Based Hip Hop Courtesy Of The Music Man


Good Masterclass Monday Morning to all of you! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But have I got something for you! Below, you will be treated to an excellent performance of “Trouble” by Robert Preston from the movie version of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”. I have also included the opening scene from this show, […]

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Masterclass Monday: A Halloween Treat Featuring Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford Performing Excerpts From Phantom Of The Opera


The year was 1988 and the occasion was the Tony Awards. However, this performance, featured below, is timeless and so appropriate for Halloween. Both Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman render exceptional performances during this medley of songs from Phantom Of The Opera. Happy Halloween everyone. Enjoy the goodies and the kiddies and all the fun […]

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Monday Morning Masterclass Pick: Opening Number – Tony Awards 2009


Good morning all: This is an absolutely incredible opening number from the Tony Awards last evening. It put a smile on my face and made me realize why I love the Broadway genre so much. Copyright © 2008. MasterclassLady.Com. All rights reserved.

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