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The Smile Reunion Concert

I for one have avoided every reunion I’ve ever been invited to, which includes High School, College and Family.  And I’ll continue to do so (okay, maybe I’m so old that I’ll go to a family reunion some time) but ...

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Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 1 Comment

Smile Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night. Monday at 7 PM (and again at 9:30) New Yorkers will once again be able to hear Jodi Benson, Anne Bobby and a bevy of really talented Broadway pros dream out loud about tomorrow night…when California’s Junior Miss will ...

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Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie No Comments

John Musker Question Countdown #1

During Mermaid, what would Howard do that would inadvertently make you laugh, and what would he do that would make you pull your hair out? In this post, ...

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Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 13 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown – Number 7

Question Number 7:  I know that Howard came to Disney and taught you guys a lot about musical theater but I also know he was very excited about learning how animation works. What did you teach him? Did you have ...

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Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 Comments

10 Questions For John Musker

This week’s blog is an experiment.   I thought it might be interesting to ask some questions of one of Howard’s colleagues at Disney. I thought it might be especially interesting if the questions came directly from readers of this blog. So I ...

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Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments

Hold That Pose – Smile on Broadway

Smile opened on Broaday 25 years ago this month and bad on me for not realizing it earlier.  If it weren’t for original cast member, Mia Malm, noting it on our Facebook page, I would have missed the anniversary ...

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Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments

Talking With Jodi Benson – Part Two

    Actors can be very odd. Big news, right? But the thing that strikes me the oddest about Jodi Benson is how very un-odd she is.  To me, at least, ...

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Posted on: April 4th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 9 Comments

Talking With Jodi Benson – Part One

I thought it might be a nice idea to do some interviews for this blog.  You know, talk to some of Howard’s friends and colleagues, do a little informal interviewing, that sort of thing.  Problem is, I’m basically very shy.  ...

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Posted on: March 10th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 Comments