I love musicals...have for as long as I can remember. I distinctively remember the first time I saw a live play. I was a child, around six i believe, and my mom took me to see "annie". I fell in love. since then I have been blessed to attend many plays at the 5th avenue theater, Paramount theater, and the Spokane opera house. Each one has brought me new songs that warm my heart or make me smile, acting that makes me laugh or cry, and sets that make me stare in amazement. These musicals have given me thousands of happy memories. This past weekend the blessings came again. My friends, mom, and I packed back into the car and drove over to seattle to see "Spamalot" at the Paramount theater.
AMAZING! I watch the tony awards every year to see what's new and hot on broadway and to get ideas for new music downloads...a couple of years ago when Spamalot first came out, they dominated the Tony's and became a "must see" on my list. This musical, based on the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
was funny, creative, and daring. full of catchy tunes, brilliant writing, and amazing acting. I was thoroughly impressed. My favorite songs were "you can't succeed on broadway if you don't have any jews", "the song that goes like this" "diva's lament" and "find your grail", but the whole soundtrack is amazing.
the play really engages the audience and in fact at the end encourages the audience to join the cast in singing "always look on the bright side of life" (the words were on a screen on stage). if you have a chance to see this musical you must. you will not be disappointed.
next i have dirty rotten scoundrels in november, a tony award winning play based on the movie of the same title (my favorite song is "great big stuff")
and jersey boys in january, another hit that swept the tony awards, based on the story of frankie valli and the four seasons, which is going to be amazing. frankie valli had soooooo many hits.
then i am hoping to see avenue q (favorite songs: mix tape, and everyone's a little bit racist) and the color purple (favorite songs: i'm here, and hell no) when they come to the Paramount theater for their 2008-2009 season. oh i am excited just thinking about it!