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Stephen Tiano

I'm envious. When I was a kid, the idea of musicals seemed so absurd, I was forever turned off from real musicals. Oh, I got thru A Hard Day's Night and Help!, mostly--I think--because the Beatles seemed (I hoped) to be a little smart-ass about the whole thing. When I was in college, I worked as a messenger my freshman year. One rainy day, I broke into the number from "Singing in the Rain," where Gene Kelly stamped his foot off a street's curb into a puddle, while singing the title song. But that didn't do anything for my dislike of musicals; the unreality of them is still a sticking point.

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