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It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that.

    Author: David Naughton

I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.

    Author: Mandy Moore

When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic.

    Author: Nia Vardalos

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The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.

    Author: Aaron Neville

I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.

    Author: Aaron Sorkin

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

    Author: Abbie Hoffman

Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn't there.

    Author: Ace Frehley

Musicians don't respect a lot of the stuff that is on TRL and a lot of musicians think that stuff on the radio is not good musically so when musicians say that they like us it obviously feels good.

    Author: Adam Rich

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.

    Author: Ajay Naidu

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.

    Author: Alan Lomax

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.

    Author: Alan Watts

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge', in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.

    Author: Albert Finney

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.

    Author: Albert Finney

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.

    Author: Alejo Carpentier

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.

    Author: Alex North

My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.

    Author: Alex Trebek

Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive to start playing without it.

    Author: Alexis Korner

Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.

    Author: Alexis Korner

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

    Author: Alfred Hitchcock

I did musicals from about age 10 to 18.

    Author: Alison Lohman

I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically.

    Author: Alva Noto

We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig both musically, and in the way it was organised.

    Author: Alvin Lee

But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.

    Author: Amy Sedaris

And, I'd never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.

    Author: Andrea Martin

I love the comradery of doing theatre that you don't get in film.

    Author: Andrea Martin

The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A. raising my children, and when they went to college, I packed my bags along with them and came to New York and looked for parts in the theatre, because that's always what I preferred doing.

    Author: Andrea Martin

Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants musicals are children in different ways, aren't they? So you think of them in different ways. There are things of mine I'm sorry haven't come here.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn't do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn't sing two.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't, I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I don't really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre, as well.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.

    Author: Andy Garcia

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience.

    Author: Andy Goldsworthy

I would like to do some musicals.

    Author: Andy Lau

The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.

    Author: Andy Rooney

When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player?

    Author: Anna Kournikova

I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked. I try to make them sound as natural as possible, but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound.

    Author: Anne Stevenson

We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat.

    Author: Anthony Head

America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.

    Author: Anton Seidl

Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor's gift.

    Author: Anton Seidl

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities. All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.

    Author: Archie Shepp

Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential. Nothing is sacred. After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative, is threatened.

    Author: Archie Shepp

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.

    Author: Arlene Dahl

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

    Author: Art Blakey

Acting must be scaled down for the screen. A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.

    Author: Arthur Lowe

The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.

    Author: Arto Lindsay

I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever!

    Author: Ashley Tisdale

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary.

    Author: Barbara Kruger

I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.

    Author: Barrie Keeffe

I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.

    Author: Barry Mann

I try to tell a story musically in a song.

    Author: Barry White

But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.

    Author: Beatrice Wood

The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.

    Author: Ben Harper

We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there.

    Author: Ben Harper

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor, I was in the theatre. A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing. It's harder.

    Author: Ben Kingsley

I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares.

    Author: Benny Green

I'm naturally going to react to that and he'll bring out elements in my musical character that were lying dormant, because I'm relating what he's playing.

    Author: Benny Green

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays.

    Author: Beth Henley

I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.

    Author: Beth Henley

Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department.

    Author: Beth Henley

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself.

    Author: Bill Forsyth

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.

    Author: Bill Veeck

I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track.

    Author: Bill Watterson

I have no restrictions, no limits, no musical history to live with.

    Author: Bill Wyman

I don't want to limit myself musically. It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do, like explore other styles of music.

    Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can't underestimate band chemistry.

    Author: Billy Corgan

It was my band. I organized the band and Dizzy was in the band. Dizzy was the first musical director with the band. Charlie Parker was in the band. But, no, no, that was my band.

    Author: Billy Eckstine

Oh, yeah. I know Dizzy. For years he's been my buddy way, way, way back. Dizzy is one of the most astute guys and one of the most learned guys in the world and knows exactly what he's doing musically.

    Author: Billy Eckstine

Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.

    Author: Billy Sheehan

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.

    Author: Billy Sherwood

Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.

    Author: Blake Lively

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV. You're on stage every night and you have to sustain your energy level tor several hours.

    Author: Blythe Danner

My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.

    Author: Bobby McFerrin

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.

    Author: Boris Spassky

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.

    Author: Boris Vian

I really just followed my musical instincts every step of my life.

    Author: Boz Scaggs

What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.

    Author: Branford Marsalis

Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media.

    Author: Brenda Lee

The Beatles were raw musically, but I think they really had something.

    Author: Brenda Lee

My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God's good green Earth. He's my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything - including certain janitorial chores!

    Author: Brett Somers

In every interview I've got to explain something about being white but still being into hip hop. It's gone way beyond the musical aspect of the business. And I'm as critical about music as everybody else is.

    Author: Brian Austin Green

I'm always looking for a kind of new musical entity to sort of move into a motion picture venue.

    Author: Brian De Palma

One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.

    Author: Brian Eno

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.

    Author: Brian Eno

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'

    Author: Brian Ferneyhough

The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation, but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics.

    Author: Brian Ferneyhough

You can't listen to what people who aren't musical have to say. When Anytime was released, I had bad reviews, and at first I was hurt. Your songs are like your children. You don't want to hear, 'Your kid is ugly.' But I knew the record was good and it would sell.

    Author: Brian McKnight

We weren't afraid to mix some crazy styles into the standard rockabilly look. We also took a lot of different musical influences that were part of that era.

    Author: Brian Setzer

I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.

    Author: Bruce Beresford

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