Classifying the musical (Part II)

Another common approach to the categorization of the musical is the historical taxonomy. Usually the musical is divided into two groups: the classic musical and the contemporary musical. The term ‘classic musical’ is often used in reference to old-style films produced since the early days of the genre up until the sixties, whilst ‘contemporary musical’ […]

Classifying the musical (Part I)

To the unenthusiastic lot that abhors the sight –and sound- of musicals, there’s no deeper sin than its’ proneness to make its’ characters burst into song and dance abruptly. To us, musical-loving freaks, that’s not a matter of concern at all. But do all musicals operate like that? Not really. There are many types of […]

Huttlestone will play “Jack”

The adaptation of the stage musical Into the Woods is happening, and the latest addition to the cast seems to be young actor Daniel Huttlestone, whom incarnated the brave and feisty Gavroche in Les Misérables (2012). Huttlestone will play the role of Jack, from the tale of Jack and the beanstalk, a role originated by […]