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McLaughlin draws satisfying and thought-provoking conclusions about both the history and the current state of musical theatre. It's a world divided by the struggle of achieving mass cultural appeal (the business) against innovating artistic expression (the show). Here, Mclaughlin thoughtfully explores the space between the two by focusing on the work of Sondheim, as it developed over the changing cultural landscape of his time.
This book is at its strongest when its scope is wide, when some of its denser ideas are brought to bear on greater trends in musical theatre. These dense ideas are necessary, but sometimes get weighed down in the philosophical language. Be prepared to rewind occasionally if you want to fully absorb this book. Highly recommended to insiders of the art form, especially directors and music directors.
This was a very informative and fun book to listen to.I enjoyed it.David Stifel was the perfect narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”