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Author's Note: 10 Groundbreaking Musicals

Writing this story was as if the mothership was calling me home. A lifelong lover of dance and music, I grew up watching musicals like "Bye Bye Birdie," "Guys and Dolls," and "Grease" on TV, doing my best to memorize the scores and choreography. I was finally able to make it up to the real Broadway when the show "Spamalot," opened in 2005, starring David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and the incomparable Hank Azaria. Because as much as I love good old-fashioned show tunes, I love Monty Python more.

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