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Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

I hope the musical makes a comeback. I grew up at the tail end of movie musicals’ popularity and was lucky enough to see them cycle through on television. It was disheartening when the airwaves were taken over by newer films, and then (gag) reality television. The small resurgence of musicals in the late seventies and again in the nineties wasn’t enough to return them to their former lofty heights. It’s my hope that with the increasing popularity of Bollywood (lots of spontaneous singing and dancing there), the success of Chicago and the Producers, along with Glee, musicals will be again produced on a regular basis. Naturally, this would mean remakes of those that showed success in the past. I’d be a little sad to see the original A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum remade, but very happy to see a larger audience discover what I’ve always considered to be some magically entertaining material.