Want an interesting way to spend the next hour? Pop composer Mike Batt wrote a musical called The Hunting of the Snark based off a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll. The show began its life as a concert, became a concept cd, and would eventually become a full fledged musical. The concept album is available on iTunes. A concert of the London Symphony Orchestra performing the show with a variety of stars was filmed and released in 1987, and is available for viewing on YouTube.
The show is fascinating to listen to. The lyrics draw their roots in the original Lewis Carroll poem and are understandably cartoony, the music accompanying it is lush, and the singers certainly know how to deliver a song. Check it out.
This is wonderful! Why have I never heard this before!