Tim Minchin Talks About His Upcoming Groundhog Day Musical

first_img Groundhog Day Related Shows He’s hard at work, and we’re waiting like there’s no tomorrow. As previously reported, Tim Minchin is writing the score for a stage adaptation of the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. The Tony nominee participated in a Q&A with the U.K.’s The Guardian on July 16, in which he discussed the project’s latest steps.“We’ve finished the first workshop on Saturday in London,” the Australian musician and comedian revealed. “It’s looking exciting, but it’s so hard to know how good it’s going to be. I’m incredibly impatient to see it on its feet.”As confirmed in January, the Matilda composer/lyricist is collaborating with the film’s screenwriter Danny Rubin and Matilda director Matthew Warchus.While Minchin didn’t give too much away regarding the new tuner, he did share that he has written a new song for it “about the inevitability of death that would be perfect” for a funeral. Ooh, sounds fun!Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray on screen), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. So, what else did Minchin chat about with The Guardian? Among other things, the Pope, the “awesome” Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and the “sexualized Tinkerbell-land” politics of Frozen. Say what?! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017last_img read more

State Tournament Formats

first_imgHave you noticed how different the state tournament format is in Indiana for different sports?  Several of the sports have the traditional 4-week format.  This includes basketball and football, of course.  Then there is the group that have a 3-week tournament series.  This group is headed up by track.  The most unfair system, I think, is the swimming format.  In this sport, you go directly to the state from the sectionals.  This in itself sounds like a good deal until you see that only the top 2 performers in the sectional get to go to the state.  This means that in the sectional that our area schools go to almost every spot is taken by the Columbus and Bloomington schools.  If you are a traditional 1A or 2A school, you only have an athlete good enough to get out of the sectional every 25 years or so.  I really don’t understand why the state doesn’t add at least one more level to the series for swimming.  That is why the job that Coach Green at Batesville has done with his program is so phenomenal.  Even 4A East Central seldom qualifies swimmers for the state.last_img read more