Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Know the Score: Come from Away (Musicals 101)

Hey everybody, wouldn't you like to see a toe-tapping, feel-good musical about the aftermath of 9/11?  No, this isn't some kind of Springtime for Hitler deal.  It's Come From Away, and it's really much, much better than it sounds.

And while on the subject of lending a helping hand, I'm dedicating this month's Patreon proceeds to Hurricane Irma relief in St. Martin and Barbuda.  If you'd like to contribute a dollar or two to that cause (and future videos), click here.  If you'd just like to cut out the middleman and donate directly to a worthy NPO, click here.


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  2. So glad I found this -- loved the musical when I saw it on Broadway and so that you did a "Know the Score" on this musical that brought together history and heart. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the new historical musical "Hello Girls" which just opened at 59 E 59th Street. It has many of the same elements I loved in "Come From Away" --great music & lyrics, clever acting, singing, and staging (the actors also play musical instruments) and an intriguing look at a little-known slice of history.