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Grease Revival

AKIE BERMISS: There are some parts of the American artistic institution that you really just shouldn’t touch. Something were done right the first time and they need no further tweaking. I think it is a position usually reserved for a sort of middle ground. Before something as become an antiquated text or historical document — when its just a classic. For me, when something gets old enough (and if it was great to begin with) then, in the right hands, it can start to thrive under re-interpretation.

JESSICA BADER: This near-mythical original Grease seems like a far more interesting show than the worldwide blockbuster we know and love. I’m thrilled that there will be a production of it in Chicago, and I’m hoping that it eventually makes its way to New York. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Musicals

THOMAS DELAPA: The Wizard of Oz is still one of my favorite films, and may be the greatest Hollywood musical ever made (apologies to Singin’ in the Rain).

SARA WELSH: I’d say the two are on par with each other.

DAVE TOMAR: From a psychedelic perspective, I’m a much bigger fan of Oz. Continue reading

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Olympics Preview

AKIE BERMISS: People hate the Olympics. I’m not sure why. I know its really boring and there are (usually) no gunfights, or stabbings, or explosions.

TED BERG: This is a drum I’ve been beating a long time: The Olympics suck.
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