Broadway Tails

Author: Bill Berloni
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790083
Size: 44.98 MB
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Annie. Defying the odds, he rescued a down-on-his-luck dog from a local shelter and, together, they redefined what animal performers could do. Since then Berloni and his trainers have provided animals for hundreds of films, commercials, and television shows as well as live theater, including productions of The Wizard of Oz and Winn-Dixie, all over North America. In this heartwarming book, he tells the true stories of “throw-away” animals who came back to work with some of entertainment’s biggest names, names like Bernadette Peters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Nichols, the New York City Ballet, and many more. This updated edition includes an account of Berloni’s search for the newest Sandy to star with everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.

The Secret Life Of The American Musical

Author: Jack Viertel
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374711259
Size: 60.95 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next—by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion—from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward. Structured like a musical, The Secret Life of the American Musical begins with an overture and concludes with a curtain call, with stops in between for “I Want” songs, “conditional” love songs, production numbers, star turns, and finales. The ultimate insider, Viertel has spent three decades on Broadway, working on dozens of shows old and new as a conceiver, producer, dramaturg, and general creative force; he has his own unique way of looking at the process and at the people who collaborate to make musicals a reality. He shows us patterns in the architecture of classic shows and charts the inevitable evolution that has taken place in musical theater as America itself has evolved socially and politically. The Secret Life of the American Musical makes you feel as though you’ve been there in the rehearsal room, in the front row of the theater, and in the working offices of theater owners and producers as they pursue their own love affair with that rare and elusive beast—the Broadway hit.

Tails

Author: Matthew Van Fleet
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9781328886859
Size: 56.37 MB
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From popular and bestselling author Matthew Van Fleet comes an interactive book like no other!

Tebow Tails Caspar S Conquest

Author: Tracey Sullivan
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483458024
Size: 22.88 MB
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It is a beautiful sunny day on the Gulf Coast of Florida—perfect for a Jet Ski excursion to Dog Bone Island with a pack of buddies who live in the seaside suburb of Barkington Bluffs. Tebow, a boxer, is outgoing, while his best friend Caspar, a golden retriever, is bashful. They know other pups in the neighborhood as well: Hershey, a spunky Yorkie; Shadow, a motherly Australian shepherd; Sage, a standard poodle; Bailey, a yellow lab; and Hunter, a red golden retriever, who tends to be surly. Early in the morning, Tebow loads up his Jet Ski with Frisbees, tennis balls, and chew treats, and cruises out to Dog Bone Island to meet up with his friends for Sunday Funday. Everyone is having a great time—until Hunter ignores the sign that warns of a rip current and begins to be swept out to sea! Can he make it safely back to shore? In this children’s story, when a group of canine friends enjoys a day of fun, one of them finds himself in deep trouble on the water.

Dog Is My Copilot

Author: Patrick Regan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449407617
Size: 32.93 MB
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Dog Is My Copilot tells the story of Pilots N Paws, a high-flying animal-rescue operation founded "accidentally" in 2008 when a private pilot offered to fly a mission of mercy to save an abused dog for a friend. Once on the ground, the pilot asked his friend if there was a big need to transport shelter animals from one part of the country to another. She responded, "You have no idea." Since that time, Pilots N Paws has grown to include thousands of pilots who have transported tens of thousands of "death-row dogs" (and a fair amount of cats and other animals), sometimes more than 1,000 miles away to new homes or no-kill shelters, where they have a much higher chance of adoption. The true heart of Dog Is My Copilot are the 24 real-life rescue stories collected from pilots and their animal-rescue counterparts on the ground. The short, captivating stories are accompanied by more than 100 charming, poignant, color photos--most taken by the pilots themselves--of their canine passengers in flight. Unexpected things can happen when dogs reach cruising altitude, and the stories in Dog Is My Copilot run the emotional range from hilarious to heart rending--but the endings are always happy. These dogs are the lucky ones, and most of the pilots will tell you that when they get on the plane, they know it. After all, waiting for them on the ground hundreds of miles away is a second chance at a happy life with a loving forever family. Dog Is My Copilot--it's Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Marley and Me . . . with just a dash of The Right Stuff. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Pilots N Paws organization.

What Do You Do With A Tail Like This

Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547488920
Size: 45.79 MB
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A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).

Genesis And The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Author: Kevin Holm-Hudson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661474
Size: 68.18 MB
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In 1974 the British progressive rock group Genesis released their double concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, now widely regarded as a classic album of 1970s progressive rock. This album has inspired nearly fanatical devotion among progressive rock fans, some of whom have constructed elaborate web sites purporting to 'explain' The Lamb. The album is a surreal allegory drawing its material from religious, literary and psychological themes. More than thirty years after its release, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway still enthralls listeners, earning the distinction of being Genesis's most consistently selling back-catalogue release.