Last Sunday, TBS showed "The Sound of Music" which KC had never seen (gasp!). So we watched this classic four hour musical. KC couldn't believe it was so long, I told him next time we would watch "Fiddler on the Roof". Anyway, watching this brought back many memories of dancing around the room with Hilary and Becky while wishing we were Liesl and singing "Sixteen going on Seventeen". This wasn't the only event we sang and danced to, I think we were supposed to be a girl pop band, but weren't ever discovered. We would have had a mighty, rockin' christmas album if I might say so myself. But to get on with things, I broke out my CDs and started to play all my favorite musicals this week while I worked. Since we all love lists and youtube so much I thought I would share with you my top 5 favorites: (this could take you alot of time to watch, so don't feel obligated)
Bye Bye Birdie
The start of my love for musicals. We watched this every new year's eve. And any other chance it was played on TV. I finally found a VHS copy of the movie when I was 15. Life was changed by this movie and all my hopeless romantic ideas and dreams of meeting and falling in love with a celebrity (aka - Ricky Martin) was brought from this movie. If you haven't seen it, pay particular attention to the bum shake in this video. Kristin can demo this for you if you ever want to know what it looks like when done in 3D.
I can't watch or listen to this without thinking of my mom. When we drove through Iowa this summer I kept singing "Iowa" and "We've got trouble". KC and Paul didn't really understand. Made me wish my mom was there. She is a HUGE fan of this movie and even wrote a romantic novel based with this musical as part of the plot. Which was a great book, and she needs to get it published. I remember the first time my mom introduced us to the movie, we watched it non stop for probably a year straight.
Velma Kelly is my most loved character of all time. If I ever became a singer on broadway (one of my three wishes from the genie), the first role I would play is Velma. The dancing, the singing, the costumes, I love it all. I have seen the movie and the broadway version of this show. And both were great, but the play version was indescribable.
Kristin and Randy I need to remind you again that you are my favorite two people. Like I mentioned earlier this year, they sent us to Wicked on broadway for our honeymoon. And it was AMAZING. Really you can't even explain the humor, the sets, the singing. It was just out of this world. (PS- the rule is, if you haven't seen this play you can't watch this video. It makes the play so great if you haven't seen anything.)
Phantom of the Opera
One of my life goals is to go to this play in Vegas or on broadway. I fell in love with this musical 5 minutes into the movie. And I saw it 5 times in the theatre. It is so breath taking. And gets you so deeply wound in the story and the characters.