21 February 2012

[a musical theatre moment] sondheim on lyrics.

if you know me offline (or if you have read my 'about me') then you know that i am studying musical theatre and that it has always been a big part of my life. i don't typically blog about theatre (except for that one time i met audra mcdonald [!!]), i mean, i get my fill at school every day. that being said, every once in a while i stumble across something that tugs at my musical theatre heart strings and i just have to share. so--the dramatists guild of america has started a new series, in the room, that features talks given by well known playwrights from the past 40 years. for those who don't know, the dramatists guild is an association that works to 'advance the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists writing for a living'. their first podcast is a talk by stephen sondheim on his lyrics--so interesting. i think that sondheim is a lyrical genius (i'm sure most people would agree:) so i loved hearing what he had to say! if you have any interest in musical theatre, sondheim, or creative writing in any form, you should listen to this wonderful recording. you can find the recording here.
and, if you don't know who sondheim is, or if you love stephen colbert as much as i do, then you should watch this clip. it is just delightful!
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen Sondheim
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hope everyone is having a lovely week!

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