caryatid_kitten wrote: »
Hands down, RENT is my favorite musical...the story is fabulous and the music is beautifu and moving. I can watch it again and again and again without getting "sick" of it.
my take on other shows:A Chorus Line - A simple show, really. Not for the Musical Theatre Newbie, I must say, but a treat to watch. It's a showcase of pure talent as the set and the whole production itself is really simple.Spring Awakening - I was put off when I saw it. It didn't leave me enthralled, so to speak, but as I listened to the album again and again, I fell in love with in.Avenue Q - Something you could bring Musical Theatre Virgins to. "Easy to digest", extremely hilarious and CUTE! A fun show to watch.Miss Saigon - Beautiful music. I still can't help but dance whenever I hear "The heat is on in Saigon" (Danced to it as a kid, lol).Les Miserables -One of the most beautiful musicals I've ever seen - - in terms of music, production and story. The orchestrations are so moving and just like Rent, the songs are inspiring. Too bad I wasn't able to see the re-run :(Wicked -Perhaps the best "grand musical" for this "era". The music, story and production is MARVELOUS. Defying Gravity is a BEAUTIFUL song that's so empowering and For Good is simply heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Here's a classic in the making....Hairspray - Fun and "digestable" :PIn the Heights - I'm not sure if this is a classic in the making, but it was FANTABULOUS!!! This is something even a Broadway-Phobic would enjoy. Wonderful mixture of genres...Hightly Recommended! (Pinoys can very well relate to this musical!)Gypsy - A new favorite. Superb cast (Patti Lu Pon, Boyd Gaines, Laura Benanti) and lovely musical orchestrations. I love "the strip" very much! However, I wouldn't bring a Broadway newbie to this show - - a bit too long for them. Nevertheless, the cast left me in awe because of their stellar performace...Truly a wonderful classic! (Patti Lu Pone, you're a legend, IDOL!!!)The Phantom of the Opera - - Another classic which I truly enjoyed. I would love to watch this again :-)
I have more to say, but for now this is it...I'm sure Enteng could give us more reviews!! Go fire, Enteng!