It is amazing how quickly the 10th seems to come around each month and once again it is time to join in with Shimelle's 10 things.
I thought this month I would share my 10 favourite musicals - both Mr P and I love a good musical (though he is not so fond of some of the older ones that I like). But we both agree that the best musical ever is
1. Phantom of the Opera
I have seen it three times now and would happily see it again and again - it is a beautiful visual spectacle and the music is wonderful
2. Les Miserables
I have been to see this four times now and each time I still weep buckets, thankfully I am never alone and my pack of tissues usually ends up being passed down the row LOL!! I'm looking forward to seeing the film version of the musical once it is finished.
3. The Sound of Music
4. Blood Brothers
Another favourite of mine which I have seen several times and it is another real weepy one.
I never got to see this in the West End but have been lucky to see it locally with touring productions, this will always be in my top 10.
My favourite song is High Flying, Adored
This has to be the funniest musical I have ever seen - I took Mr P to see it in Brighton for his Christmas present last year - we are both Monty Python fans and found it hilarious, we were lucky to see Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty in it and can't wait until it is this way again as we would love to see it again.
7. West Side Story
An oldie but still an excellent one and a real weepie too. I have lost count of how many times I have seen this one and I have the film on video too.
8. We Will Rock You
We also discovered through seeing WWRY the amazing Kerry Ellis, she has an absolutely stunning voice - I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when she sang No-one but you. Can't wait till December when we will see her in War of the Worlds.
9. Miss Saigon
Are you beginning to see a pattern here that I like musicals that make me cry - it isn't intentional but I do tend to find the best musicals have some wonderful blubarama moments in them and Miss Saigon is no exception. Sadly I have only seen this once though I play the soundtrack all the time - it is no longer in the West End and we haven't had any touring productions come this way.
So that is my ten for this month - sorry it is such a long post, I could easily have made it 20 musicals LOL!! Looking forward to seeing what other ten's people have posted this month!!
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