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Pamela's First Musical

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It's Pamela's ninth birthday, and splendiferous Aunt Louise takes her to the Russian Tea Room and a Broadway musical -- where she gets to meet all the people who helped the musical win seventeen Tony Awards!
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 6th 1996 by Disney-Hyperion (first published 1996)
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Lisa Vegan
I read this because I recently read Wendy Wasserstein's biography: Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein and noticed this was something she’d written, a book I’d never heard of before. I’m still depressed from that book, and that might have influenced my experience of this book.

My first musical was Bye Bye Birdie when I was eight. I went with my parents on a very, very, very unusually cold summer Sacramento night to a tent (basically outdoors) play. Loved the play! Suff...more
I think this book deserves the subtitle: a child's introduction to all things theatre. The story-line is fairly simple: an aunt takes her niece to see a show on Broadway; but the concepts are big and exciting, and the illustrating just explode with color and energy. Love this book!
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Wendy Wasserstein was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She was the recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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