Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hanging with the Cougar lady 2 ~ tiny tiny freakish theater world

Last weekend I interviewed Donna Moore of COUGAR THE MUSICAL fame. It was very interesting although a little disheartening when she was talking about some of the financial dealings that go on in this business we call show.

One bright spot for Donna however was having her work directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. I asked Donna if it would be OK to talk to Taylor-Corbett about her work on COUGAR and she said that would be fine.

The name Lynne Taylor-Corbett sounded familiar to me, but I couldn't remember where I had heard it before. Then I Googled her. And Oh My God. It turns out I was a fan of Taylor-Corbett long before I ever heard of COUGAR.  I saw her Great Galloping Gottschalk when I was in college - I've spoken about that production on this blog. This show was my introduction to the music of Gottschalk.

Wow, it really is a tiny theater world.

All the pieces performed in GGG are available on Youtube here.

Here is my favorite, the finale set to "Manchega." I've not only posted this on my blog before, I've posted it on two separate occasions on my Facebook page.