Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I just love musicals. Really, I think it's safe to say they're my favorite movie genre. What can beat people randomly breaking out into song? Nothing.

It's been a good week for musicals. On Sunday, we showed our first musical ever at Old Movie Night: Singin' in the Rain. I think it went over fairly well, though there are always going to be people who just don't get musicals. I feel sorry for them. I believe that Sunday was the first time in my life that I didn't fast forward over the ridiculously long ballet scene with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. It's not that I don't love both of them, it just goes on forever. It's right up there with the painfully long ballet in Oklahoma and the Uncle Tom's Cabin thing in The King and I.

Last night I enjoyed Grease in Grant Park with about a bazillion other people. It's really best watching a musical in such a large group. I love when people sing along clap for the songs.

Last week, I saw Mamma Mia, and I'm a little bit ashamed to say that I loved it. It was painfully corny, but isn't that what's so fun about musicals? As long as the songs are good, the corniness is acceptable. The only real problem with it was Pierce Brosnan's offensive singing. But I still highly recommend it, especially if you're an ABBA fan.