Hi guys, this is the second article that I had written and I'm going to write a list of some of my favourite musicals. Some of them I had already seen, others I am dying to watch it either on Broadway or West End.
1) Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera
I had seen this musical in Singapore 10 years ago and I feel in love with the songs, I still have the original cast recording onto my iPod. The settings are amazing and I love the costumes as well, my favourite scene is Masquerade and the Final Lair.
Hi guys, I had long to see this musical, which is base on Puccini's tragic opera 'Madame Butterfly'. So here are my reasons on why I love to see the famous musical!
I knew some of the songs like 'Why God Why?' and 'Bui Doi', just to name a few. That I could not get them out of my head! My favourite song is 'Sun & Moon' because it's such a sweet song that you want to sing it with your love ones!
The other song that I love is 'I Still Believe' which is a very sad song that I nearly cried while listening to it.
When I first viewed Pippin with Ben Vereen in the DVD of the 1982 Toronto production, I had one giant problem with it that was keeping from absolutely loving this musical; it was dated. Weather it was the hair, the music, or the overall staging, the cobwebs somehow kept me from completely appreciating this wonderful musical.
And then came this revival, and it did just that. I can describe it in just 2 words: circus spectacle. It is easy to have a big Broadway musical that is spectacular in the fact that the spectacle in which millions of dollars are spent on it to make it look...
I have mixed feelings about the NBC Live Musicals. (Please take note, I have not seen its Sound of Music).
On one hand, they are getting musicals back into mainstream culture, sparkling an interest in musicals into the next generation, and giving families something fun to watch on television together.
But on the other hand, from what I have heard about from the Sound of Music live…They can be pretty overblown copies that add “cool” millennial crap.
Peter Pan Live, though I was extremely skeptical at first about it, is surprisingly better than I thought. It has...
People of the internet, welcome to Dickensworld!
Dickensworld is a magical, fascinating place. You will find yourself in England, especially in London, from the period of 1820-1865. Be sure to take note that all the poor people are poor because they have visible rags, dirt all over their face, are super skinny, and have big, puppy dog eyes, cementing every Conservative’s idea of what a poor person looks like. This social commentary will be almost everywhere. It’s filled with interesting characters weather they are pure, sweet angels, eccentrics, or Lucifer incarnate. Oh, and...
Let’s face the truth.
Religion is a touchy subject.
So touchy, that dare sort of medium discusses or uses it, there will be hate letters and hate mail streaming through the creators mailboxes and computers. Even Godspell as harmless as it seemed was criticized for portraying Jesus as a clown.
So what happens when Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the writers of a notoriously offensive, but surprisingly thoughtful and extremely well-written cartoon series make a musical discussing religion, using The Church of Latter Day Saints as its focus?
THIS IS VERY URGENT AND NOT A JOKE! ALSO DON'T GOOF OFF!!!!
I really mean it! What would you be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would you be able to do if writing fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would you do if it's illegal to do a cover of your favorite...
So Sweeney Todd, Hannibal Lector, and Titus Andronicus all walk into a bar.
Okay, so starting a review with a joke might not be the best idea. But never the less, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is considered the first “Musical thriller.” It is one of composer Stephen Sondheim’s most well-known pieces of music and has won a ton of awards and there are productions and tours everywhere…you get the drill. It is personally one of my favorite musicals (in the top ten) and like Phantom I was hesitant to review this film, but gathered my courage and went ahead. The film...
In 1975, a stage musical based on a stage play, Chicago, premiered.It enjoyed a modest amount of success and years later, when the revival came up, it became the 6th longest running musical on Broadway. In 2002, a film adaption of the musical was released, directed by Rob Marshall. It was this version that got the much-desired praise. It won several Oscars, including Best Picture. However many people who viewed the film- critics and ordinary people-saw the film as insanely overrated. So is Chicago all that jazz? Or is it one crummy dummy hubby of mine? Let's review what the film accomplishes...