Dedicatedfollower467 wrote:I love musical theater!!! Thanks, Twitch for bringing this up again... I would never have seen it otherwise!
I have performed in three musicals, Don't Say No to the USO (a little-known one-act musical involving a spy ring in WWII), High School Musical (I don't like it at ALL, but I signed up for the group before I knew what the musical was) and Into the Woods, by far my favorite production I've been in.
I've also performed some simple songs with choreography from a few musicals, "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and "Master of the House" from Les Mis.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Les Mis. Got to see it onstage in London last week. I cried when Jean Val-Jean died, even though I knew it was coming.
I haven't seen many live productions of musicals... mostly films of live productions. Let's see... Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, The Mikado, Fiddler on the Roof, and Beauty and the Beast (twice) are the ones I've seen live onstage.
But my first musical I can remember was the movie of The Wizard of Oz.
I used to be obsessed with Oz... I once went as the Scarecrow for Halloween. I most of the other Oz books too, (there are thirteen). Part of what I like about Oz is that EVIL is EVIL and GOOD is GOOD and there's no two ways about it. It's also why I like Dracula so much. I love conflicted, not-really-bad-not-really-good characters, but there are some good old-fashioned fairy-tale type stories that need to have those rigid lines between good and bad.
This is probably why I hate Twilight and Wicked.
Because suddenly, Glinda, the consummate good, becomes petty, mean, and self-centered. The WWW becomes the hero, even though she was always protrayed as EVIL AS EVIL CAN GET.
Sorry, I'm ranting, I'll shut up now.
Ya know, I love Wicked the book, but I refuse to see the stage production of it and I wouldn't voluntarily audition to be in it. I like Wicked because it gives you a different perspective than from Dorothy's view. B/c for all we know, the witch really was like that and it was all someone else's fault b/c they didn't like her and decided to tell ppl she was evil or what-have-you.
Anyway... I dont remember the last time I posted, but the last musical I was in was Big River. LOADS of fun!
Haven't auditioned for anymore musicals lately, seems like most of the shows coming out atm are just straight plays.
Like those too though... have something I'm thinking about auditioning for in 2 weeks. If that doesn't work out, I'm gonna try to audition for Sweeney Todd on the 13th of next month.