Category Archives: Music

Musicals: Rizzo and Jud in ‘Grease’ and ‘Oklahoma’

A few weeks ago, I wrote about why musicals so rarely have satisfying plots. I wanted to look closer at two iconic musicals, and two characters I’ve always found kind 0f fascinating: Rizzo from Grease and Jud from Oklahoma. Grease … Continue reading

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Rebecca Black: Making Viral Happen

On February 10, 2010, a teenager from Anaheim named Rebecca Black posted a music video called ‘Friday’ to YouTube.  One month later it went ‘viral,’ getting millions of viewers within a matter of days. Today its hit count is at … Continue reading

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Musicals: Rock of Ages

I detested musicals as a child. I remember being dragged to watch Les Miserables and Miss Saigon while on vacation in Toronto, and loathing every moment. I needed action.  There had to be some kind of contest (preferably a fight with … Continue reading

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