The Dark Side Of Musicals

Personally, I would describe myself with a bunch of “m’s” … mom, musical, marketing, minister, with many sisters (4). I have two grown, married sons, one of whom will welcome my first grandchild into the family this November! I am engaged to Tim Stuber, and I know I’m incredibly lucky to have found the depth of love and devotion that we have for one another at this point in our lives. I’ve owned my consulting business since 1989, and I’ve owned a total of 6 businesses over the years (usually running at least two concurrently).  As a consultant, I assist small nonprofit companies as they seek to increase their ability to provide services by developing their fund development, strategic planning, organizational structure, and brand management efforts.

Since I recorded this episode back in early July, Marjie and Tim set their wedding date for November 28, just a few days after this episode airs. Her new name is Marjie Siegfried Stuber. Congratulations to them both.

Marjie Siegfried Stuber’s business: Forte Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. LinkedIn Profile at Marjie Siegfried Foster.

Dolly Levi from Hello Dolly, (1969) Book for stage play, Michael Stewart based on the play, The Matchmaker, Thornton Wilder. Screenwriter, Ernest Lehman,  Composers, Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman, Movie Director, Gene Kelly

Nancy Drew Mysteries, Carolyn Keene

Beaker Street Radio Show with Clyde Clifford

Phantom of the Opera, Book, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, Screenplay, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher, based on the novel, Le Fantôme de L’Opéra, Gaston Leroux, Composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart

Love Never Dies, (2009) Composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Frederick Forsyth and Glenn Slater

South Pacific, (1958, movie) Stage play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Screenwriter, Paul Osborn, Movie Director, Joshua Logan

My Fair Lady, (Book for play and screenplay), Alan Jay Lerner based on the play Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, Music, Frederick Loewe, Movie Director, George Cukor

Pygmalion, (1912)George Bernard Shaw

Cinderella, (1957, TV movie) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

The Equalizer (2014) Based on the TV series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Director, Antoine Fugua

Fiddler On The Roof (1971) Based on stories by Sholem Aleichem, Stage Play and screenplay, Joseph Stein, Movie director, Norman Jewison

Oklahoma, (1955, movie) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, 

“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”, song from South Pacific

“The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me”, song from The Music Man

1776 ( 1969 Broadway, 1972, Movie) Book, Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics, Sherman Edwards, Movie Director, Peter H. Hunt, Songs discussed, “Cool, Cool, Considerate Men”, “Molasses to Rum”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Rifles for Waite, Harold Keith

Little House on The Prairie series, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dave’s Song, Robert McKay

The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns

LaVyrle Spencer books, e.g. Morning Glory, Fulfillment, Bitter Sweet

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi

Jane Austen, author

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

Blowout, Rachel Maddow

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Hamilton, (Play first performance 2013, Movie, 2020 available on Disney +) Book, Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the book of the same title by Ron Chernow, Music and Lyrics, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Movie Director, Thomas Kail

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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