Nothing makes a heartbreaking tragedy easier to deal with than a cheerful scrubdown from a master of American Musical Theater. If Steven Sondheim can turn murderous racial gang wars into West Side Story, Jerry Bock can turn an impending religious pogrom into Fiddler on the Roof, and Marvin Hamlisch can twist the incessant catterwauling of self-indulgent dancers into A Chorus Line, then Tony winner Marc Shaiman can make Proposition 8 into a feel-good musical! Gotta love this star-studded production, which clearly was lovingly if hastily thrown together.
To see more of Shaiman’s views on homosexuality, his relationship, the Bible and shellfish (yum!) check this out: