Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Just My Opinion

I can't believe it's almost July 4th. Where has the time gone? Before you know it Christmas will be here. Yes I know it's still over six months away but time flies pretty fast in the Big Apple. I should know. I've been here for over seventeen years and it seems like just yesterday that I moved here from Illinois. I'm sure you're wondering where I'm going with this right? Over the years I have seen over one hundred shows On and Off-Broadway. Now of those hundred I would say that maybe thirty of those were original shows. Now I know revivals have their place. Truth be told some of the best productions in the last few years have been reproductions of shows from the 50's and 60's. That's all fine and dandy but where are the fresh ideas? Yes I know every season there are at least 7-8 new musicals. That happens every year. Of those new shows how many are truly original? This past season alone brought ten new shows. Four of those were based on an original idea. Not a hit movie or a cartoon. The only one to survive was Rock of Ages. Now don't get me wrong. I loved Rock of Ages. In fact it was one of my favorite shows of the year featuring some of my favorite songs of all time. None of which were new. Get my point? Look you may not agree with me. That's fine. Afer all it's just one man's opinion.

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