Posts tagged musicals
Posts tagged musicals
“One Day More” with kazoos. Get into it.
THIS JUST MADE MY DAY.
I was not at an adequate level of enthusiasm the first time I settled into my seat at the newly re-named Ed Mirvish Theatre to watch “Bring It On: The Musical!”After a long day and little sleep the night before, I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to be at the theatre for the next two-to-three hours.
Don’t misunderstand me: I’m a musical theatre nerd. A junkie even. But for all my knowledge and love, I didn’t know enough about this show to foresee what was coming.
This week has been exhausting and I’m barely halfway through it.
Off to the opening night of Bring It On the Musical tonight - I’m really hoping it lifts my spirits.
Above is Blaine (Darren Criss) singing “Something’s Coming.” MOAR SHOWTUNES.
Below, Kurt (Chris Colfer) singing “I’m The Greatest Star.”
Rachel (Lea Michele) and Shelby (Idina Menzel), “Somewhere”
There may be more songs yet so stay tuned.
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!
First Look: Newsies, the Musical | EW.com
NEWSIES NEWSIES NEWSIES!!! Someone please take me to see this stat!
I cannot flip past Singing in the Rain on TV without stopping and watching it….even though I have it on DVD.
“Lina. She can’t act, she can’t sing, she can’t dance. A triple threat.” - Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor)
Matthew Morrison and Zooey Deschanel in 2005’s Once Upon a Mattress.
i’m back! (or at least trying to be.) this makes me so so so happy. and reminiscent for a simpler time.
a little John Barrowman and Cage to start this sunny friday.
top five musicals that remind me of my childhood:
this makes me so happy. the judges are so skeptical and cynical and she wows them. they’re stunned. and all because they made their minds up based on her looks before she even began to sing. i started to get teary just past the 3-minute mark. for the longer version, click here.
musical PLUS kristen chenoweth? happy monday to all!
during my early morning wanderings in rosedale on saturday, i came upon this house. and it reminded me hugely of Oliver (the 1968 musical version) – specifically, when he wakes up in the posh neighbourhood and sings “Who Will Buy?” and all the identical men come out of the identical houses, etc etc etc.
click on the pic to see what i’m talking about.
ruthie henshall and john barrowman have excellent comedic timing and play off of one another wonderfully.
last summer i was slightly obsessed with this clip and clips of all the british musical tv shows that i wish we got here. they tried to do it here with “how do you solve a problem like maria?” last summer but it was just no good. although john barrowman hosting was well-received (by me and possibly me alone).
ok, so i’m a huge musical nerd. and i just saw mirvish’s 09-10 season posted and am very excited about several of them. if i could afford it, i’d be purchasing a subscription. it’s not just the big name musicals either - i’m all about the slightly older more obscure ones. ALL the astaire/rogers ones (not so obscure but still to some). you can imagine how happy i am that musicals have made a big screen comeback in recent years: chicago, rent, phantom (though it didn’t do well in theatres, it was good!), and then hairspray.
and the whole high school musical run over the last 3-4 years. i’ll admit that yes, i think efron is dreamy. but what i really liked about the fanatical following of these musicals is that it introduced a new generation to musicals. and b/c of efron starring in those movies, a lot of kids saw hairspray - which is sort of a step up to other musicals. the hsm trilogy was a stepping stone into other musicals. or at least i hope it will.
maybe i’m just an anomaly in my generation. i know there are more like me, but we’re few and far between. (i gather fellow musical nerds within my friend groups.) i know i’ll pass this along to any children i may have…thus creating more anomalies i hope. there’s something so wonderful about the songs and dancing in musicals - on the stage and on film.
life needs more dancing and singing in the street.