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David Cassidy

ON THE TOWN… with Chip Deffaa, January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

No one loves Berlin's music more than I do. But the creators of this stage adaptation have tried to jam too many well-known songs into the show. I think that cutting a couple of the songs, and letting characters talk a bit more would give the show a more natural feel, and give it some needed moments to breathe. And help us bond more with characters. And if you want to add a song to express the characters' feelings, pick the very best songs for the scene--not just the best-known songs. [more]

David Cassidy …. A Personal Remembrance

November 23, 2017

I'm sorry to note the passing of David Cassidy. And I want to share a few  remembrances of him--as a performer and as a person. He was capable of conveying magic in his concerts--a "Peter Pan" figure, eternally young. On stage, he managed to seem--for decades--to be a kind of happy-go-lucky teenager.  And he never got tired of having fans--whether gals or guys--tell him he'd been their first crush.  [more]