My mom, sister, and my sister’s friend were in the city this weekend. It was really fun to go to share some of my favorite restaurants with them and shop a tiny bit. But the best part? We went to see a musical.
Here’s the thing. I’m obsessed with Broadway. I knew all the words to Rent and Les Mis by the time I was… I don’t know… like 7? (Totally didn’t understand either play, especially from the soundtrack, but I knew the words!) My parents, especially my dad, loved the soundtrack, so they were always part of the loop. We had a 25 disc (ha) cd player that we would load up and play while we were swimming in the summers.
We also went to NYC a lot when we were growing up and we’d always see a show or two. Lion King, Sound of Music, Rent, Wicked, Hairspray, Cats, Newsies, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family…
That’s all I can remember right now!
My sister and I loved choreographing dances and making up mini plays. And, of course, we were both in a million numbers for “Rick’s Cafe” in high school.
There’s something about the whole production that gets me every time.
Annie was no exception.
I’ve (obviously) seen every single movie (the original, the new, and that other weird new one) and a touring show in Tampa. I also remember sitting on the floor of my parents’ bedroom and watching a television show about the casting of the 1997 Broadway revival.
Oh, I just love it.
It’s one of those musicals that is amazing and entertaining and oh-so-special no matter how old you are.
My sister and I have been sending each other videos and this one is just awesome! You totally get a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to create just one of the iconic numbers. (Although, let the record show… I just don’t think “It’s a Hard-Knock Life is complete without buckets.)
Who else loves musicals? What’s your favorite?
PS I really want to see Matilda! I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about it!
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