“Seventy-Six Trombones Led The Big Parade”

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.

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“Singing In The Rain”

Two posts today! And like Meet Me In St. Louis, this other musical started as a movie and was later developed for stage. With absolute classics in music and even an actor’s pose, this film and play has made history and top lists for decades.

“Oh what a glorious feeling, I’m happy again” to be talking about Singin’ In The Rain and the historical setting of this musical.

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