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memories of the ’70s – Grease

A successful theatre musical went from stage to big screen in the late ’70s, creating a whole new audience obsessed with the songs and characters of Grease. Created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971 in Chicago, the play … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cats

The early 1980s were all about felines, thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot with the debut of the musical play Cats on London’s West End. Based on the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Lloyd Webber and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Chicago

Inspired by a play of the 1920s based on crime reporting, in 1975 the musical play Chicago debuted on Broadway in New York City. Created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the musical play is a satire on … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Educating Rita

This view of university was first shown on stage and then was interpreted for the big screen: Educating Rita. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London from Willy Russell, the play debuted at The Warehouse in 1980 starring Julie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Madeline Kahn

This funny lady became a star in the 1970s thanks to director Mel Brooks, which made her a household name: Madeline Kahn. Growing up in New York City, Madeline Wolfson went to school on Long Island, studying drama, music and … Continue reading

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Follies postcard

I attended the Palm Springs Follies, a winter tradition of old-style music and dance, performed by those who at the youngest is in their 60s. With plenty of glitz and glamour, the production opens with images that are a perfect … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

From the successful British stage to the film screen – this 1970s cult classic created the midnight movie market and is a favourite all over the world: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. First staged in 1973 at London’s Royal Court … Continue reading

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