Bleh with Barry

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Next to Normal, Addams Family, and Wicked: Oh My!

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From listening to the soundtrack and watching clips on youtube.com, I am getting excited about seeing this musical. In a few days, I will journey to New York City with other members of the college choir. This musical seems interesting because it plays with the existence of nonexistent characters. In the show, you have a woman, Diana, who is losing her mind. It seems to be an intriguing look into the aftermath of losing a child and what happens to the family surrounding that person. Diana begins to lose her grip on reality, and her family must deal with this in order to try to salvage what is left of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYo-dflx4Gk

Addams Family the Musical also interests me because of the cast of characters. I am a fan of the Addams Family because I enjoy their type of macabre humor. The musical would probably target me quite well. It also stars Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuworth, Terrence Mann, and Carol Lee Carmello. All of them seasoned Broadway stars. This musical should be vocally good if not exciting over all. I really hope that I can find tickets to the preview….*sigh*…..

Also, I am very excited about seeing Wicked with the group. This is the one musical that I am assured to see. I am excited to see the hidden story of Oz unfold before me, Elphaba fly, and to experience the spectacle. I am a great believer that when going to New York you should at least see one show that relies heavily on spectacle because where else are you going to get the experience of the big theater.

I am throughly excited to get the opportunity to go to New York again….I hope that I am able to experience some musical goodness while I am there. I love music. I feel that it is the undercurrent of our souls. It speaks to us in ways no words can. Musicals are no exception.

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  1. Wicked was, by far, the greatest spectacle I have ever seen on stage. I don’t see any way that you won’t feel the same way. It’s simply magnificent. I thought that the book was good, but the musical blows it out of the water.

    Professor Beej

    March 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    • I agree. I’ve seen it through youtube clips. It’s pretty amazing. I’m excited to see it live though.

      barryr22

      March 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm


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