The older I get, the more I appreciate the musicals I foolishly shunned in my teenage years for being too schmaltzy.
Like many affected theater-nerds, I didn't want to hear anything about Oklahoma!, Carousel or god forbid South Pacific. If you need me, I'll be listening to something UNIQUE AND COMPLICATED THAT YOU WOULDN'T GET BECAUSE OF ALL MY EMOTIONS (aka The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park With George, and The Last Five Years on repeat)!!
Then something happened: I watched The Sound of Music for the first time.
It. Changed. Me. Almost as much as Nutella has changed me [into a fatty].
Suddenly I couldn't get enough ROMANCE! I needed CHARMING PREDICTABILITY! More DREAM BALLETS and PUPPET SHOWS, please! I was craving anything sweeping, sentimental and dare I say it...magical.
A romantic musical journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and the power of enduring love, A Grand Night For Singing features over 30 songs from beloved musicals such as Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella and The Sound of Music, as well as lesser-known works such as Allegro, Me and Juliet, State Fair, Pipe Dream, and Flower Drum Song.
I love a good revue, and with Kevin Bellie at the helm, this one is sure to please.
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