Friday, November 22, 2013

Broadway in Richmond

I am a huge fan of musicals!
While I would love to get to NYC to see shows, it is just not realistic.
Fortunately, we are 90 minutes away from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC,
which has some fantastic performances,
and there is a series called "Broadway in Richmond"
where the popular Broadway Shows come to Richmond, Virginia.
 
For Christmas, my Michigan parents give our family an "experience" as a gift,
and this year they are sending us to see the Broadway musical
"Jersey Boys" which is coming to Richmond in January.
Our children love the theater, and they are quite excited!
Buy the Jersey Boys the Musical Broadway Window Card Poster at PlaybillStore.com
Looks like it will be fun with great music!
 
Here are some of my VERY favorite musicals....
This is my most favorite musical in the WHOLE entire world! I know all the songs, word by word. IM OBSESSED!!!! If you haven't and you have the chance GO SEE IT!
We saw Wicked in Richmond and it was amazing!
I think this is my kids' favorite!
Favorite Song: "I Want To Be Popular"
 
The South Pacific Musical
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one....I took my sailor to see it two years ago!
Such a fun one with great songs!
Favorite Song: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair"
 
Phantom of the Opera
D took me to see this on Broadway in NYC...
FABULOUS!
Favorite Song: "All I Ask Of You"
 
film: The Sound of Music {Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Rodgers & Hammerstein}
I've seen this 100 times and love it every time I see it!
It's a family tradition to watch it at least once a year together.
Favorite Song: "I am Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
 
THE MUSIC MAN (1962) Turn of the century Americana captured in this syncopated musical, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston ~ who IS the one and only Music Man.
Another classic...my high school did this one...so fun!
Favorite Song: "Seventy-Six Trombones"
 
Grease is back in theatres on 7.7.13 and 7.10.13!
While I have never seen a stage production of this musical,
the movie is also one of my favorites!
Favorite Song: "Beauty School Dropout"
 
West Side Story 3.13.13
This is another classic...I have not seen it in MANY years...but a great one!
Favorite Song: "I Feel Pretty"
 
Guys and Dolls, love this musical but sorry world, no movie will be as good as the Wylie Highschool Show!
I was in this one in high school...love the movie with Frank Sinatra!
Favorite Song: "Guys and Dolls"
 
Annie.  hehe i even got to meet the dog in the broadway show :). That was fun.  We enjoy meeting the actors and collecting their autographs.  The children enjoyed this show and I kept looking over at them to see the expressions on their faces.  As we left the theatre it had rained and the streets sparkled in the reflected lights!  12.12.2013
My girls loved this one when they were little!
Favorite song: "It's a Hard Knock Life"
♥ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Joseph-and-the-Amazing-Technicolor-Dreamcoat-Broadway-Poster-Posters_i7842432_.htm
Saw this in Chicago with Donny Osmond as Joseph!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Favorite Song: "Any Dream Will Do"
 
Mama Mia posters | Mamma Mia Broadway Poster. so much fun to see! The music was amazing and I love abba! I love the movie too
I was a huge ABBA fan in the 80's and I loved the stage version of Mamma Mia!
I rented the movie but didn't like the movie version at all.
Favorite Song: "Money, Money, Money"

Godspell Broadway Poster (2011 Revival)
This is a fabulous musical and it is hard to find performances these days.
Favorite Song: "All For The Best"

These are just my favorites....I have seen "Hello Dolly," "Anything Goes,"
"Pajama Game," "Showboat," "Oliver," "Pippen," "The King and I,"
"Mary Poppins," "Fiddler On The Roof," and "Oklahoma!" just to name a few more.
I also saw the PBS version of Les Miserables and would LOVE to see it on stage.

The only musical that I have not seen that I REALLY want to see is
"The Producers"
and I will always regret not making the trip to NYC to see
Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane star in it.

Do you love musicals?
If so, what are your favorites?
 


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3 comments :

slip4 said...

I haven't seen as many as you have, but hands down my favorite is Les Mis!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You picked some gooooood ones! Love Phantom of the Opera. What about Les Miserables?

Susanne said...

One of the best ones I have seen recently was Mary Poppins. It is great for the whole family.

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