It’s a bonus weekend post about another great musical…
It’s the musical with a charming girl who never loses hope for tomorrow, her adopted dog, a celebration of N.Y.C., an adoption at Christmas, and a cameo of a historic figure. What’s there not to love about the musical “Annie”? (Well, maybe Miss Hannigan – but there again she’s the character we love to hate.)
Spoilers ahead as we talk about this beloved musical and it’s historical roots…
It’s one of the shows I’ve had the fun of seeing produced by a local theater group, and has some wonderful songs and a lot of comedic moments. Spoilers ahead as we talk about the Broadway hit “Hello, Dolly!”
I’ll watch this musical anytime, but it’s one of my favorites to watch in the summer. It’s got that small town, patriotic vibe, mixed with a little romance and the hints of long-gone era. Brass bands, U.S. flags, capitalism at its best (and worst), and a local library – this has got to be one of the classic American musicals!
Let’s talk about The Music Man…and you’ve been warned: SPOILERS AHEAD.
Last year we featured a series called History on Broadway? and it was so much fun, we thought it’s be great to try Act II. This month on Friday’s you’ll find history, songs, and historic inspiration behind some of the classic and loved musicals.
The first musical movie I ever saw was The Sound of Music and I’ve been a fan ever since. In fact, I liked the music and story so much that many years ago I persuaded my siblings to recreate scenes, and we put on an elaborate show and even sold tickets to see creative (read: bad) props and special (read: out of tune) singing!
I still enjoying pulling out this musical movie, and there’s actually a lot of history that inspired it. First, the Von Trapps were a real family! Second, the Nazis really did take over Austria.