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New Frank Wildhorn musical

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Posted: 9/22/13 at 9:24am
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A Christmas Carol – November 20 - December 21

by: Charles Dickens; Music by: Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics by: Jack Murphy; Book by: Jack Murphy and Vincent Marini

From the team that brought you Flat Rock's new hit musical Zelda, comes a brand new, modern interpretation of A Christmas Carol that takes the famous Dickens story and infuses it with laughter, love and brand new score that celebrates the holiday season.



Curious to see what he does with it!
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 9:48am
o no, he's gonna ruin that classic story!
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:20am
Yes, very curious to see how much Wildhorn and Murphy can screw this one up!
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:22am
Gee, this sort of makes me wish we could "block" composers.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:38am
There is no Anti Wildhorn prejudice. Yeah right

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Juan Dariens score was nominated over J/H. You really hear artists singing ditties from this. Meanwhile his songs are famous the world over. His musicals are known worldwide and he is a success. I guess the entire world is wrong and us smart folks in NY know better
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:38am
God damn public domain.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:43am
Cue the eye roll. You guys fall over yourself for really boring claptrap. Why waste time speaking to those who have a closed mind re Wildhorn.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:56am
Wonder how many pop ballads he'll shoehorn into this one.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 11:36am
The more the better

When others write soaring ballads it is classic theater. When Wildhorn does it we have cheesy bombast. Now I get it.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 11:36am
I love Wildhorn, but there have been many adaptations of this- a popular Christmas title in the public domain, as opposed to choosing another popular title.

I imagine he will follow a bit like the Menken version, giving each ghost a big ballad and a sappy love duet for Emily and Scrooge to boot.

Vincent Marini is very talented director, but I also have to assume that he's hoping a Wildhorn fanbase will be attracted to the theatre (didn't they nearly go bankrupt a few months ago?).
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 11:45am
I remember the one with Gregory Hines Comin Uptown.

The critics ripped that and it closed. It was the death knell of that composing team.

Do not openly praise Wildhorn as you will have the villagers come after you with torches and pitchforks. As Frankensteins monster said "Wildhorn - Bad "

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Posted: 9/22/13 at 6:40pm
I love Wildhorn's music, but I'm perfectly content with the Menken/Ahrens musical adaptation that played Madison Square Garden and I see no reason for yet another adaptation. I'm not interested in this project at all.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 7:22pm
Given the many cinematic adaptations of the story, and dramatic adaptations, I say why not? At the most, get the regional rights out early and make a profit via community theatre production rights fees.
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 8:09pm
Bring it on
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 8:11pm
Is he mental or just likes wasting producers money
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 8:34pm
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Posted: 9/22/13 at 9:42pm
If it ain't got The Muppets in I don't care
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New Frank Wildhorn musical#17
Posted: 9/23/13 at 1:43am
Mr. Roxy,

Are you being paid to be Frank Wildhorn's shill?
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 3:28am
I hope Wildhorn goes on Shark Tank one day. I'd love to see how he convinces rich people to invest on his flops.
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 4:39am
Roxy IS Wildhorn!
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 11:37am
Mr. Roxy - I got to admit I like Wildhorn's songs better when they were sung by his ex- wife Linda Eder.
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 12:59pm
He is writing the score for a Christmas show at a local theatre... He's not aiming for broadway or wasting producers's money. The man is allowed to write music.
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 1:05pm
Well, there should be a law banning him from that freedom....
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 1:18pm
It's one thing to talk about his flops, but to say the man should stop writing music is beyond ridiculous. He has composed some of the most soaring and powerful pop ballads to ever grace the broadway stage.
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Posted: 9/23/13 at 1:35pm
You need to look up the words 'Sarcastic' and 'Hyperbole.'
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New Frank Wildhorn musical#25
Posted: 9/23/13 at 1:48pm
Are the critics going to just post scathing reviews now?
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