PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Todd Graff, Writer and Director of Cult Film "Camp," Picks Influential Show Tunes
02 Oct 2013
"If I Had A Million" from The Me Nobody Knows in a tie with "Carousel" from Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. These two shows were done every summer of my childhood at Stagedoor Manor, and the experience of attending that camp utterly changed my life. It gave me hope, direction, joy, professionalism... and years later it gave me a career as a filmmaker, when I chose it as the subject of my first film as writer/director: "Camp." It is a debt I can never repay.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.