Celebrating Tony Walton!

I’ve recently read a wonderful book about the amazing stage and film designer (of both costumes and sets), stage director, and illustrator Tony Walton, and I wanted to share both the book and some thoughts about a few of his design projects with you. Title: The Designs of Tony Walton Author: Delbert Unruh   Publisher:…


Waiting in the Wings — From Children’s Books to Musicals

Many successful children’s books have received a new life as stage musicals. Peter Pan has been soaring across stages on Broadway and beyond since Mary Martin first enticed Wendy and her brothers to Never Never Land. Mary Poppins began as a movie musical, written by the Sherman brothers, but has found a happy home on…


Dumpy the Dump Truck — Perfect Picture Book Friday

In Canada, today, January 27, 2012, is Family Literacy Day. What a great day to share a picture book written by members of a family! Title: Dumpy the Dump Truck Author: Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton Illustrator:  Tony Walton Publisher: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.