Just saying “Hi” again to the person who runs this site. My favorite two musicals are “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Man of La Mancha.” The first is a big favorite because when I was a kid we had the record in my house and I used to listen to it over and over again. Then I saw the musical with “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” in it, and the love and tragedy of the Jewish people hit me. I have since converted, but this musical was my first connection with the Jewish people outside of the Bible itself.
My second favorite musical is “Man of La Mancha” which I saw for the first time in my teens. I love the figure of Don Quixote, jousting at windmills. I have always believed fiction is the tug-of-war between the world as it is and the world as it ought to be, and “The Impossible Dream” is my song. I am a writer by profession, and I am sure there are people who believe I live in “a world that can’t be” just by insisting that my writing comes first in absolutely every way.