Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! as they say.
At this time of year I love to sit down, with some sewing or crochet, and watch a musical. As there's nothing better for lifting the spirits than Judy belting out a song! Well it works for me! Obviously it helps if you are watching alone or with immediate family or very close friends that way it isn't too embarrassing when you just have to join in with the singing!
As Judy Garland is my favourite actress, my favourite musical has to be 'Meet me in St. Louis' and how great would it be to live in 5135 Kensington Avenue. I'm hoping to make a version of this house in 1/12 th scale one day when I have the time!
Now what else do I like there's
My Fair Lady, I saw this a couple of years ago at Plymouth Pavilions and it was a superb performance. West Side Story full of great songs as is Fiddler on the Roof and all ones which my mum bought me up on.
And then the more modern ones like Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Fame and Grease, well I say more modern but I heard on the TV this morning that the UK release of Grease was 30 years ago, can you believe that! I was very young when it was released but it doesn't seem like 30 years!
A musical that you may not of seen or even heard of is 'Taboo' being a huge Boy George fan I had to buy this one and I love it, the soundtrack is just excellent but like I said I am a fan and a child of the 80's lol. It probably wouldn't be to everyones taste but if you loved the 80's you should give it a go. Boy George is playing at the hall for Cornwall next month and I would so love to go and see him but it would mean being out from 6pm till 12 am and will be too long to leave Lily, sob!
Anyway I digress my children have also been force fed musicals throughout their lives they used to love watching 'The Sound of Music' two and half hours of peace and quiet bliss! They also know all the words to Bugsy Malone and loved it when we saw it at Sterts open air theatre about 5 years ago. And then there's little orphan Annie, again such great songs, Jodie played Pepper in Luxulyan amateur dramatics production of this a couple of years ago an excellent performance even if I do say so myself. My mum would have been so delighted and proud of her.
And of course I mustn't forgot my second favourite Oliver it doesn't matter how often I watch this I never tire of it and can play all the songs on my clarinet not that the clarinet comes out of it's box very often it petrifies my dog lol!.
Now as I said Judy Garland is my favourite actress so who's my favourite actor here's a clue.
Jonny Depp, of course this has nothing to do with his looks purely his talent, honest! I bought Sweeny Todd last weekend but will watch it this weekend and see how good his singing is, not tonight though as Russell Brand is on mmmmmmmmmm.
So what's your favourite musical or do you loathe them all?