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Watching somebody else

In 1967, I played Harold Hill in The Music Man. Soon after, I heard movie star Van Johnson (live in Montreal), who had just played it on the road, call Harold Hill the Hamlet of musical theatre roles. I would tend to agree with that assessment; it sure was a challenge. Many years later, I am in the show’s Quartet, watching someone else perform the role. A perspective through the passage of years. (#1104) Continue reading

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The amateur actor usually rehearses at night after a full day of work. I have seen some pretty good ones. (#994) Continue reading

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In the wings

Experienced performers usually can mobilize stage fright to give energy to the performance. Standing in the wings of a stage anticipating can be a daunting or exhilarating experience. This poem depicts one such experience. Continue reading

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