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  1. As I was watching the daily dose, it reminded me of the scene in the Producers where they are trying to convince Roger Dupree to make the musical, Springtime for Hitler. I looked for the scene and the song was "Keep it Gay". It has all the color of the band wagon but many more characters. Roger Bart and Jeffrey Cordova both have that aristocratic delivery. The Producers, though not a great movie musical of a great (or at least very fun) Broadway show, is also a time capsule of when it was made of the changing attitudes in America.
  2. Born to Dance was pre-World War II in 1936 but it was not pre rise of fascism. Patriotism to our democracy would be at the forefront of our psyche.
  3. The musicals that I have watched more times than I care to admit that immediately come to mind are, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Cabaret and Funny Girl. The top of my list GFB, speaker to me about what strong women who are also beautiful, can both use the system that uses them and find happiness. Cabaret gives social commentary about the rise of nazism and the perils and of that time in such a subtle to direct way that I always find scary. The music and the especially the editing just emphasizes this. Funny girl is just a great love story and emphasizes the choices women have to
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