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High school musical

On this day in 1988 Carrie: The Musical opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre and closed after five performances.

On this day in 1832 Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore premiered in Milan.

Born on this day in 1842 composer Jules Massenet.

Born on this day in 1845 composer Gabriel Fauré.

Born on this day in 1909 soprano/mezzo-soprano Margaret Harshaw.

Happy 77th birthday tenor Dalmacio Gonzales.

  • Daniel Swick

    Carrie is a very weird musical. Some parts are brilliantly operatic and effective but more of it is just a tacky mess. Still, the music for Margaret is wonderful. Here is the divine Betty Buckley:
    And here is the original Margaret (and Cunegonde) Barbara Cook…very different take: