Nick Hutson created MusicalTalk with his friend and co-presenter Andy Edwards in September 2006. He has had the pleasure of meeting with and interviewing such luminaries as Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Stephanie J Block, Gerard Alessandrini, William David Brohn, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
A pianist and composer, Nick holds a degree in composition from the University of Hertfordshire and has recently completed a masters in Musical Theatre writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Writing credits include: CoasterBoy: The Musical(book, music and lyrics) and, with Dominic Lindesay-Bethune, he has written music (and co-written lyrics) for: The House on Penbrook Way, Far Away Academy and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids and his own musical adaptation of Just William (Book, Music and Lyrics). As an orchestrator, he orchestrated Rubbish: The Musical and as a sound designer, he created soundscapes for Final Play, which played at the Tabard Theatre in London. Film scoring includes The Helpless Survivor (written and produced by Dominic Lindesay-Bethune).
Nick plays piano in various restaurants and at private functions. He also enjoys travelling, theme parks and films.
He is also a frequent guest presenter on the Season Pass Podcast.
qolbinau said: "Mister Matt said: "It would barely even register as a forced rhyme, something that's been used by well-respected lyricists throughout Broadway history, especially in comedic songs. Porter was particularly fond of them.
I don't know if they are explicitly trying to rhyme those two words (though if you ask me, they are pretty close).
For example, here is another section (which I think
"To see a statue, dance like that you can't believe your eyes. You fear you've lost your marbles, though the thinker thinks you're wise. So you should hasten; call a mason, tell him what you've seen. He knows his craft; he'll think you're daft - but we'll know what you mean"
(From a pantomime musical of Jack the Beanstalk he and George did)
That moment really is the most amazing moment of theatricality. I remember seeing it at the RSC thinking How is Trunchbull going to pick her up... and then she does - with no lighting or position switch.
It's really the chalkboard illusion that's pretty ingenious - considering it is NOT projection at all.
RaiseYouUp said: ""Defying Gravity" still kills me every time."
I completely agree! To me, Defying Gravity is the ultimate special effect on Broadway. Another for me would be the finale in Kinky Boots. I'm not sure that this exactly qualifies as a "special effect", but the use of the lights and mirrors on the walls of the set is just thrilling, and then when the lights hit those dr
GHOST (Door, folding letter, blue room illusion, subway, everything) Matilda (Pigtails and Chalkboard) Lord of the Rings (Bilbo Baggins disappearing - much like GHOST) The Witches (the table cloth falling on the witches and they all disappear from underneath it) The Invisible Man (when he takes his bandages off and there's no face and yet his glasses are still there and he smokes a cigarette !!!!!) Levitation effect in PIPPIN<
I think it's a very finely crafted score. The numbers do SO much on stage and a lot of new writers today can learn a lot from them - how to write a modern score that still works in every way it should.
Sheridan gave an absolutely stellar performance early in the run until she lost her way toward the end and was told off for being too silly and not taking it seriously.
I think it was a clever move to scale the show down to its bare essentials by Sonia -
West End Mega Musicals Evita Cats Les Miserables Starlight Express The Phantom of the Opera Miss Saigon Sunset Boulevard Mary Poppins Matilda
Broadway Mega Musicals Wicked The Lion King The Producers
Spider-Man is not a mega musical - as it's only played one place.. and flopped.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway? Aug 11
2014, 03:44:51 AM
Yes. Leslie Bricusse told me Dahl hated the film so much he said that no future versions of it were allowed to have anything to do with that version. So - there you go.