Five musicals I think you should go see….

Like my blog 29 things I’ve learnt before turning 30 says I have a love for musicals. Starting from seeing Starlight Express from being young, to carrying on seeing shows like Matilda, Wizard of Oz, Love Never Dies and Little Shop of Horrors. Like my travel blogs, I thought I would share my Five musicals I think you should go see….

One. Legally Blonde. One of my favourite show ever, I’ve seen it on stage three times. I’m in love with it. I think the show is a classic, has a good-feel-feeling about it from start to end. The show’s song are classic, one of my favourite soundtrack to listen to in work or singing along in the car.

What’s it about?  It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sororitygirl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others. Favourite song: Chip on my shoulder. 

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Two. Rock of Ages. In October 2014, I went to see this show live in Sunderland. I went with my mum, who was sceptical about going due to she didn’t like the movie version. However the show was spectacular on stage and definitely more than being a jukebox musical.

What’s it about? Set around a nightclub “The Bourbon Room” in the 1980s with two young characters meeting and falling in love. Favourite Song: Can’t Fight the Feeling. 

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Three. Wicked. I love the film Wizard of Oz from being a small child. When the opportunity to go see Wicked for less than £20, I jumped at the chance. It’s funny, it’s smart, the music is catchy, the overall message gets you thinking and you can’t help fall in love with Defying Gravity and For Good. It’s still on in the West End, sells out regularly, I fully recommend it you won’t be disappointed.

What’s it about? The untold story of the two witches from the musical Wizard of Oz, before and after the arrival of Dorothy. Favourite song: For Good.

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Four. Matilda. This show has had both people loving and hating it, depending on who you talk to. Personally I went to see it for my birthday (check out my blog) with my sister and mum. We came out thinking it was disappointing to know the cast uses the stalls throughout. Overall I thought the show was spectacular and worth seeing, it stays true to the classic Roald Dahl’s book. The kids in it are spectacular to watch.

What’s it about? A 5-year-old girl with the gift w ho loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. Favourite song: When I grow up.

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Five. Mary Poppins. I was lucky enough to see this show on stage in Broadway, New York. Similar to the movie, it does stay true to the books, as a huge fan is nice to see. The show is colourful, with sets which emphasise the acts. The scene of Chim Chim Cheree is worth the money just to go see.

What’s it about? A British nanny comes to look after two children but ends up saving the family in other ways. Favourite Song: Anything Can Happen. 

I hope in the future, the five musicals I wish to blog about in the future:

  1. Aladdin
  2. Dreamgirls
  3. Funny Girl
  4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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