Peter Pan truly takes you on a journey. It is the prime example of a fairy tale. It makes you feel like you are travelling with Peter Pan himself. That is why I have loved Peter Pan since I was very little. It never ceases to amaze me.
I like how this writer describes the props in the show. The setting for musicals, especially Legally Blonde, need to make the audience feel like they are being transported to that exact location. They also need to stick to the tone of the entire production. Without that, you better hope that the acting, singing, and dancing are amazing. Especially with Legally Blonde, the motto needs to be “think pink”.
I have watched Mulan since I was a toddler. It is very close to my heart. Just from reading this article, I love the musical even more than its animated counterpart. I love authenticity, and this production of Mulan is based solely on the original legend. Just another thing I enjoy from this production: Mulan’s fellow soldiers are also played by females. That pushes multiple boundaries in itself.
I always have enjoyed Shrek. I wish that I would have been able to see Shrek while it was on Broadway. I never knew that the musical incorporated some popular songs from its animated counterpart until I read this article. It makes me regret it even more. I really wish I would have seen it on Broadway.
I completely disagree with not only this positive review of My Son Pinnochio. I disagree with any positive review of this show. I have performed in this show myself. Trust me when I tell you that it is terrible. The music is horrific, the story is horrific, and most of the choreography is also horrific. Don’t ever watch this show.
I agree with the writer. It is true that Hairspray does not have the deepest story, but it is extremely entertaining. It’s a typical rock and roll musical. It is the perfect show to watch for when you just want to have fun. Not all musicals need an in depth storyline.
I have personally never seen Little Shop of Horrors. But I have seen small snip bits and (as the writer said as well), some parts are interesting while others are not. When I watch a musical, I want to be totally invested. I do not think I would be while watching Little Shop of Horrors. That’s why I don’t think I will ever watch it.
I have known the King and I since I was a toddler. It is very close to my heat so I am very protective over it. That is why I am glad the writer had nothing but praise for this musical. I really agree with what the writer said. It truly does take you on a trip that you don’t return from until the production is over.
I have to agree with the writer of this article. A Chorus Line had too short of a run on Broadway. It deserved more time in the spotlight because you don’t come across many backstage musicals anymore (musical within a musical). I find them to be quite hilarious. This is mainly because most of the time some of the characters you believed to be composed are actually crazy.
I have never seen Gypsy. According to what the writer says, it seems to be a decent musical. I would probably see it. I really like black comedies so this is kind of right up my alley. However, I feel as though I would want to see the version with the more realistic ending that the writer mentioned. This is where the daughter rejects her mother after years abuse.
Oklahoma was one of the first musicals I ever saw. I never thought that it was about the state of women in early America. This writer provides a new look at a musical that is very close to my heart, and the argument is very convincing. I really never had this view of Oklahoma. I am glad that the writer was able to give me a brand new perspective.
I do not understand why earlier audiences who viewed West Side Story were disgusted by the material. The gang warfare is not the biggest part of West Side Story. Although, it is obviously a really big part. It is not the biggest. The biggest part is the Romeo and Juliet kind of love story between the two main characters. That is why I am glad that my generation understands the material and focuses on the main idea.
Although Hello, Dolly is not meant to be serious, I must agree with the writer. Ms. Murphy does bring something new to the table. Hello, Dolly has never really been looked at from a serious perspective. If you think about, however, Hello, Dolly was always meant to be as serious as Ms. Murphy has portrayed it. I must say, I like Hello, Dolly with a more serious tone mixed in to the story.
I strongly disagree with the writer of this article. Into the Woods is not at all problematic. It successfully executes the task of combining several Grimm fairytales while maintaining its original story. Yes, it takes you in a multitude of directions, and it may be hard to execute that on stage. However, if you just let it take you along for the ride, then you will be absolutely amazed.
I like how the writer discusses the mood of Sweeney Todd. How the production makes you leave feeling like Sweeney is waiting for you in the dark. That is why I love Sweeney Todd. It can be lighthearted at times. However, it also has that underlying feeling of dread.
This writer compares the original production of Rent with this national tour. I don’t like it when people do this. I believe that all productions should be reviewed in their own right. It’s exactly the same as parents comparing their children. You just can’t do it.
I have to agree with the writer. The music in Mamma Mia really is made for you to enjoy it. Yes, jukebox musicals can get tiresome. However, if it is done right, it can be enjoyable for all audiences. That’s why Mamma Mia is so successful.
Usually, I am very hesitant on watching musicals in Chicago. I just don’t believe that they fully live up to the potential of the Broadway shows. However, this writer has made me change my mind a bit. He says that watching this performance Les Miserables reminded him that we need things like musicals to distract us from this cruel world. This made me realize that I should give Chicago musicals a chance.
I love the word choice that the writer uses when describing Chicago. It almost feels like this article was written in the time period that Chicago takes place in. In other words, it is very formal. I don’t particularly like formal writing because it can be hard to understand sometimes. However, this writer writes so beautifully. His technique is nearly flawless and because of this I understood every sentence.
When I first started reading this article, I began to dread what this writer was going to say because she seemed quite angry. However, I was shocked to find that she had a change of heart. She realized that she was too busy analyzing every detail in the musical. She forgot why Cats is so scattered. It is meant to reawaken your inner child.
This writer went into more detail with his review of Dear Evan Hansen. This is different from the approach that other critics take which is a more general approach. It was really refreshing. I like how he mentioned the emotions that the audience felt around him as he watched the show. I also liked how he analyzed the acting skills of Evan Hansen himself (Ben Platt). Surprisingly, not a lot of critics analyze the acting skills of the actors in musicals.
I like how the writer writes like he is having a conversation with the reader. However, he still keeps his vocabulary formal. I might use this in my writing. I also like how he compares the relationship between Anna and Elsa with the relationship between Elphaba annd Glinda. I would not have realized it had he not mentioned it.
I have to agree with the writer of this article. People who attempt to succeed at putting on Grease are just unable to. It was not that hard for young people in the seventies to do it because they were old enough to understand the era that Grease takes place in. Young people in the modern era are not able to really grasp the true form of Grease. As the writer of the article said, “...you sit through more than an hour of a musical set in a high school that feels like a musical put on by a high school — and I don’t mean a high school of performing arts.”
I must say, I do not agree with this writer. I don’t think that he understands the Little Mermaid. He is looking at it from an adult’s perspective. When I saw it as a six year old, of course, I loved it. Why? Because it was meant for my age group. It is not meant for adults. As long as children love it, it is still an amazing show in my eyes.
I like how this writer compares the Aladdin musical with its movie counterpart. Usually, it is shunned upon to compare books/musicals with their movie counterparts. However, this writer completely ignores that and does it anyway. I agree with this writer’s methods. Sometimes, you need to check if a musical/book is living up to its predecessor in a respectful manner. You can only stray so far from the original.
I really like how this writer uses bold letters to point the reader in the right direction. It shows the reader what is the most important information in the article. I also like how the writer talked about the money that the Lion King has made in its twenty year run. Surprisingly, many articles do not mention the amount of money that a certain musical has made. It could be a good topic to mention in my essay.
I have to agree with the writer of this article. He understands why there are African-American, Hispanic, and Asian men and women playing white men and women. He recognizes that Lin-Manuel Miranda is trying to blur the racial lines to express his art. He recognizes that it really should not matter what a person looks like. If they play the role right, then they deserve that role. I am tired of stereotypes determining who gets a role in a musical or a play. Finally, someone understands the message that Hamilton is attempting to send.
I really do agree with everything this man is saying in this article about Phantom of the Opera. However, I am most likely biased towards Phantom because it is one of my favorite shows. I really love how he goes beyond talking about the music or the acting. He mentions the sets and the musicals within the musical (Hannibal, Il Muto, Don Juan, etc.). I have noticed that when people write about Phantom, they barely scratch the surface. This write goes above and beyond.
The writer of this article is very formal. I don’t particularly like formal writing, but he still gets his point across. I prefer to write like I am having a conversation with my reader, but I still love that he is writing about Wicked because it is one of my favorite musicals. I love how he describes the voices of the new actresses and the original actresses who played Elphaba and Glinda in such detail and compares them in such detail. I also love how he shows his love for Wicked, but does not discount or ignore the opposing points of view on Wicked.
I like how he writes the article like he is having a conversation with the reader. I also love how he connects Heathers with movies like Mean Girls. It helps the reader relate to the topic of the article more. There are quite a few other musicals that are related to or based on popular movies. Comparing those musicals to popular movies and writing like I am talking to the reader could help make my essay seem more appealing. I might use this form of writing.