Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Check Out: Floyd Collins

Floyd Collins

I am currently addicted to the musical Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel (grandson of Richard Rodgers). It premiered in Philadelphia in 1994. The show chronicles the true story of Floyd Collins (also made into a film by Billy Wilder) a 1925 Kentucky caver, trapped in a sand cave for several weeks, and the media circus that sprang up around the rescue effort. This musical is unconventional and inspired and should become part of the musical theater canon which is currently too limited.


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