Monday, February 10, 2014

Music Monday: Musicals I Love

One of the things I miss the most about being in high school and college is performing in musicals.  I had so much fun doing shows, and it practically kills me to go see them sometimes because I miss being a part of them so much!!

Today, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite shows with you!


I fell in love with the movie Grease when I was pretty young, and it is still one of my favorites to this day.  Of course, I was only allowed to see the TV version for a long time.  In high school, I bought an anniversary edition on VHS.  It had a mini copy of the script and the "Grease Mega Mix" CD with it.  THAT was when I saw the full version for the first time.

Years later, NBC hosted a show called You're the One that I Want.  It was a competition to cast Danny and Sandy for a revival of Grease on Broadway.  I was very happy with the winners, and we went to New York to see the show when it opened! 

This is probably not surprising, but here's my one of my favorite songs from the show:  "Hopelessly Devoted to You" sung by Olivia Newton-John as Sandy.

One of my other favorites is sung by Stockard Channing who played Rizzo--"There are Worse Things I could Do."

One of my other favorite musicals is Wicked.  This show debuted when I was in college.  We "music people" were (and still are) in love with it. 

Two of my favorite songs from the show are "Defying Gravity" and "For Good".

I believe that this video is from Kristin Chenoweth's last performance, which explains all the emotion in it (as if it's not an emotional enough song). 
I was also fortunate enough to see this show on Broadway!  I saw this one with my college roomie, Diane, when we took a bus trip to NYC from our school.

What are some of your favorite musicals?  Have you seen them live?

Next week, I'm going to share some of my favorite shows that I've BEEN in!  :)


Casey said...

I really want to see Wicked. We looked at tickets a couple years ago when we were in Vegas, but knew it was coming to Portland so we saw Blue Man Group instead. When we looked at the Wicked tickets for Portland, we realized they were way more than Vegas, and decided not to get them. Boo.

Jane said...

I want to see Wicked sooo bad!! <3

K. @ Life's an Adventure said...

Musicals are my favorite thing... My favorites are The Producers, Spamalot, Les Mis, and - the best - Singin' in the Rain. I saw the first three live but have never seen a live production of Singin' in the Rain. I do really want to see Wicked : ) Grease was one of my favorites growing up, and then I watched it in high school and realized how much scandal is really in that musical! Crazy how much I missed...

Kelly said...

I agree, Wicked is amazing but Kinky Boots is my favorite!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Sarah Alway said...

Stew and I LOVE LOVE LOVE musicals so much! We used to be season ticket holders at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle. Wicked is one of our all time favorites as well as Phantom, and we're SO excited to see The Lion King for the first time this spring!

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