Musical adaptations of classics often fail to resonate. It could be a reinterpretation of a film, an album, or a television special, and the results are often the same: coal in the proverbial stocking. In the case of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, however, there’s nothing but magic. An adaptation of the 1964 Rankin-Bass […]

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It wouldn’t be the holiday season without watching the classic specials by Bass and Rankin. It’s a tradition as rich as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. One show, in particular, always seems to resonate more in my household than the others. It involves a skinny Santa whose wife insists he “eat papa eat!” and an […]

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A letter to a friend after seeing a show… Dear Steve, You’ve been gone now for twelve-and-a-half-years. Time has heeled some, but the mourning has never faded. When you lose someone so close, you’re never the same. Sure, life goes on but when a person dies, they take a huge piece of the person you […]

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