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BELT IT OUT—Julie Dixon Jackson and Leslie Spencer Smith are featured in this 'jukebox musical.'

Making a musical is hard to do. After the success of "Mamma Mia!" in 2000, an increasing number of writers and producers are creating shows around the repertoire of a particular writer or performer. They dash off a thin script, populate it with hit songs, and voilà! You have what is known as a "jukebox musical."
Some of these ("Jersey Boys") are successful. Oth...

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