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Thank you. Still really enjoying these weekly articles. It does sound a dismal place stuck in the middle. My feeling is that, if you had to pin your hopes on one side, the commercial end is the better bet. As you say, at least there is some love for musicals there to begin with. And I suspect that audiences are more open-minded about musicals than some literary departments. And, if it's a big enough audience, then you only need to persuade a small slice of it to make the leap from mega-musical to something more artistically mature. I probably have a very naive view of theatre audiences but my feeling is that they 'get' musicals more readily than many professional theatre people.

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