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I am just fascinated by clips of the Artiste discussing his/her creative process.  Here is one:

Stephen Sondheim discusses the making of "Into the Woods":

"Once upon a time" loud and fast music to wake the audience up, he says.

And it is terrific.

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You must watch this:

And as for "children will listen," yes, that is mostly true.  But I was heartened this weekend when a young (not of legal drinking age) coworker discussed her mother's homophobia & gave an impassioned plea for gay marriage.

She is straight.  I've met her boyfriend.  She just thinks people in love should be able to marry.  IOW, she is part of the demographic that will ensure gay marriage once the old people die off.  (FWIW, I'm older than her mother...but I am gay.)

Anyway, yes, children might listen, but more and more of them are NOT listening to the hate and bigotry, whether homophobic or racial.  This makes me very happy and optimistic.

The GOP is on the wrong side of history and on the wrong side of every demographic except the aged one.  And that makes this old liberal ecstatic.

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Originally posted to Theatricals on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 05:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by An Ear for Music.

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