Today's question from There's a Book:
Have you ever seen a Broadway musical? Do you like theater?
Once again, are you sure you want to ask me this question? Sheesh this is really opening up a can of worms here because I LOVE Broadway! We've had season tickets to the theater in SLC for going on 15 years and they bring in four (usually) wonderful shows each year starring the New York touring companies. (Now and again they even bring us the original stars like Carol Channing and Donny Osmond and Hayley Mills.) Also, we usually get season tickets for the local summer outdoor theater and have seen tons of stuff there too. Not to mention the fact that every year we go to both the high school and junior high school's musical shows and they do such and excellent job that you forget you're not watching professionals!
My all time favorite shows are:
but the dude that plays Enjolras, which you can see in this song, is stunning... and this song also shows cute Michael Ball playing Marius.
highlighted this one the other day with a link to my favorite song, Confrontation.
with Donny of course (when I saw him in this show, I had my two oldest kids with me, and he thumbs uped at them during the finale! So cool!)
such a fun silly show
Into the Fire.
It's called Lily's Eyes (not the best quality video of this but this one is sung by the "real" guys.)
the train scene right at the start. When they did this at the high school years ago, my son got to be one of these guys.They did an awesome job.
Tony's Something's Coming is the best
But the rich man song.... it's got to be the classic of this one!
Close in the running:
The Phantom of the Opera
Into the Woods
Seven Wives for Seven Brothers
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Annie Get Your Gun
Other ones I've seen that I really really enjoy:
Sound of Music
The King and I
The Pirates of Penzance
All Shook Up
Once Upon a Mattress
Children of Eden
And even with that list, it just barely skims the surface of the stuff we've seen and loved. Yes, we love Broadway around here! And now you know why I end up comparing my books read to shows I've seen!
This year the four shows we'll be seeing (one coming up in just a couple of weeks) are The Color Purple, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables and Young Frankenstein.
Some shows I haven't seen but would LOVE to:
Whistle Down the Wind
Whew, I don't know about you all, but I had a blast making that post! :)
What shows have you seen and loved? Or dare you admit that you aren't a fan of musical theater?