The libretto of "My fair lady" uses the plot of "Pygmalion" by B. Shaw, one of the most popular comedies of the XX century. The librettist significantly changed the source. He turned a three-act Comedy into a performance consisting of almost two dozen pictures, which sometimes replace each other like movie frames. The greater fragmentation of the action allowed the authors of the musical to expand the panorama of life in London, its various social strata. The musical clearly shows what Shaw's play only says in passing: the everyday life of the quarter of the poor, the people around whom Eliza grew up, and on the other hand — society, the aristocrats at the Ascot races, at a high-society ball. The music of the play, always bright and melodic, sometimes acquires ironic features. The composer makes extensive use of the rhythmic intonations of the waltz, march, polka, and Foxtrot; Habanera, HOTA, and Gavotte are also heard here. According to the structure, "My fair lady" is a Musical Comedy. The image of the main character is most fully reflected in the music.
Hamilton is a bright, loud, effective and even somewhat aggressive production filled with maddening plastic and brain-shattering recitative, successfully replacing the classic vocals of musicals. Dark-skinned actors with demolishing everything in their path with energy and persuasiveness give out millions of words without a miss, all this in a compartment with light and movement leads the audience into a kind of trance, from which it is impossible to break away.
Opera ghost. To create the highest-grossing performance of the 20th century, its author, Andrew Lloyd Webber, was pushed by love - he had to write a stunning role for his fiancee, Sarah Brightman. It is not surprising that this performance was "the Phantom of the Opera" - the story of the all-consuming passion of an ugly outcast for a young singer in the romantic settings of a Parisian theater of the 19th century. The brilliant musical far outlived the Union of the composer and his Muse – they parted just a few years after the premiere, and "the Phantom of the Opera" has not left the world stage for more than three decades and is the longest-running show on Broadway.
Mamma Mia! 80 - is of the last century. At the peak of popularity, the Swedish band ABBA. The band's songs are a real musical breakthrough. Incredibly honest and sincere-they had a special sound. The theatricality of the poems made it possible to create a real performance. The musical "Mamma MIA" became one of the cult performances that changed the opinion about POP culture. On this page, you can read interesting facts, history of creation, summary and popular performances of the musical performance.