Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Musicals


Somehow I have found myself engaged in musicals lately. It isn't that I have previously been opposed to musicals. There are a couple that I have loved for some time--The Newsies, Grease, and The Sound of Music. I even had my debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ in 8th grade. Yes, a blonde Dorothy.

But I haven't seen much more than that. I have been so excited to discover where some of these songs I already know actually come from. Now I will actually know what I'm singing.

Patrick and I were actually able to see a musical live last weekend. We saw Evita, the story of Eva Peron, as put on by the APU theater department. And as I write this, I find myself watching West Side Story and singing along to songs I already know that I didn't realize were in the movie. So....what are some of your favorite musicals? Any you recommend I see while I am on this musical kick?

5 comments:

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Almost A Bolton said...

Yes,yes,yes! Loving musicals is a Hanson gene requirement! Some of my top favs...MY FAIR LADY, High Society, Moulin Rouge, Oklahoma, Into the Woods, The King & I, Sunday In the Park w/George, Kiss Me Kate, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Gigi. Get busy!

Megan said...

Chicago (I really like the movie version with Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Richard Gere)! But the actual musical itself is great too! Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables are both well-deserved classics as well!

Kate G. said...

WICKED, anything Rogers & Hammerstein (especially South Pacific), Mamma Mia (Broadway is better than the movie), Rent, Spamalot (hilarious), Phantom...

Good post-- check out all of your comments!

Megan said...

P.S.: I second everything Kathryn said!