By Mel Atkey
Did you recognize that the assumption in the back of the Radio urban tune corridor Rockettes used to be first attempted out in Toronto? That Canada produced the world’s longest-running annual revue? Few humans become aware of the Canadian affects which are on the middle of yank and British culture.
Author Mel Atkey’s study for Broadway North incorporated interviews with Norman and Elaine Campbell and Don Harron, creators of Anne of eco-friendly Gables-The Musical; Mavor Moore, founding father of the Charlottetown competition and of Spring Thaw; John grey, writer of Billy Bishop is going to conflict; Ray Jessel and Marian Grudeff, Spring Thaw writers who had luck on Broadway with Baker highway; Dolores Claman, composer of the Hockey evening In Canada topic, who additionally wrote the musicals Mr. Scrooge and Timber!!; and Galt MacDermot, the composer of Hair who began writing songs for the McGill collage revue My Fur girl. incorporated is the outstanding good fortune of The Drowsy Chaperone. Atkey additionally attracts on his personal adventure as a author and composer of musicals, and tells the tale of why a express that are meant to have starred James Doohan (Star Trek’s Scotty) didn’t happen.
Composer, lyricist and writer, Mel Atkey is presently established within the U.K. pleased with his Canadian cultural roots, he has lengthy been serious about the inspiration of a particular Canadian musical theatre.
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