Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Get out the trombones

Duffy Brown here, and I’m talking musicals.
 I love ‘em!! Give me a cute story where people suddenly burst into song and dance around and I’m all happy.
I know, I know it’s not Shakespeare...though personally I think a musical about Shakespeare would be terrific.

This Friday I’m off to see The Music Man at the symphony. Not exactly a full-blown musical on the stage but where they so some storytelling and acting and sing the songs with the symphony.

76 Trombones always gets my foot tapping and who doesn’t love a song about Marian the Librarian. I think I know all the songs by heart and will have to use considerable amount of self control not to sing along!

My favorite musical is My Fair Lady. I just love the premise. And the costumes are fantastic. I’m Getting Married in the Morning...we played that for my son when he got married. I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live. Again, I know all the songs by heart.

West Side Story, Wicked, Jersey Boys are more of my favorites. In fact my third cousin is Frankie Castelluccio (aka Frankie Valli) and one of the Jersey Boys. Who doesn’t just love Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, My Eyes Adored You, and Dawn.
Frankie got all the musical talent as I have none.

So what about you? Got a fav musical you just can’t get enough of? One you know all the songs to? One you got on a CD or iTunes playlist? Don’t you just love a good musical!!