There’s something magical about the world of musicals. A perfectly ordinary story comes along then BAM! Everyone breaks into song and perfectly choreographed dance.
Whether it’s a gang of finger-snapping bad guys threatening each other in synch, a cool rock n’ roller declaring his love for fast cars or a cat hoping to go to feline heaven, musicals tell stories beyond the mere music.
As a teenager, I’ve loved happy tunes from Andrew Loyd Webber to Disney movies and even the classics, like West Side Story or Grease. Or this clip from A Chorus Line.
I’ve kept up this love over the years, and you’ll often find me humming show tunes (badly out of tune) from modern shows like Wicked or Avenue Q.
Do you think the world would be a better place if at the height of emotion, people would break out into song and dance?
Does your life run with a soundtrack? Which musical song best represents who you are this week?
For me, it would be “I’m not that girl” from Wicked. How about you?