ugh monday...instead of talking about how i spent my weekend drinking lots of hot tea, making homemade chicken noodle soup, and watching love actually on netflix because i have a cold, lets talk about last thursday. before that though, lets talk about my love of all things musical. if i could make my career of being in musicals...or just watching them...i would be a happy girl. when i was little before i really started talking, i was singing. i loved the musical annie, and "tomorrow" was my jam. i mean how could you not enjoy something where everyone starts randomly singing and just happens to know all the same dance moves...if only life was really like that.
ever since then i was hooked. my first real musical that i saw was The Secret Garden. it was amazing...and just the start of my musical addiction. my fave so far had been Les Mis, but that musical will always hold a special place in my heart. back in high school, i was in orchestra and every year we would do a concert where we performed musical/movie songs and my senior year my orchestra teacher composed an arrangement of On My Own from Les Mis for me to sing...so I was able to sing my favorite song with a full orchestra backing me up. definitely up there in my top ten life moments so far. i just loved being on stage and maybe one day will be back up there again.
so anyways, when we moved to texas we soon realized that musicals were not that big of a deal as they were in chicago. so this past thursday, my mom, brother, and i finally got to see our first show in texas...The Book of Mormon...and O.M.G....it was amazeballs!!! i wasn't super familiar with the show or the songs going into it, but literally did not stop laughing from the moment it started. it was non stop hilarious and the cast was SO GOOD!!! some of those voices were just unreal and any musical that has large amounts of dancing boys gets two thumbs up in my book. if you get the chance to see it, do it! so i got my musical fix and now i'm counting down the days...in a sing song voice of course, until the next shows!!