The 2015-2016 Broadway season is practically here and there are so many shows I want to see! I enjoyed last season a lot, Fun Home was especially amazing and you should go listen to the soundtrack on their site. Trust me. Here are some of the shows I really want to see this season:
“Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Telly Leung — Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga — Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove the Kimuras’ loyalty, but Kei joins draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.”
I can easily see this winning Best Musical, it sounds so good and I would love the chance to see Lea Salonga again (I saw her about 8 — I think — years ago as Fantine in Les Miserables). Also, George Takei stars in it which automatically makes Allegiance great. I wish it came out this summer and not in the fall because I want to see it now! Continue reading
Going into the theater to see Once the Musical I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I didn’t see the movie so I had no idea what the story was about, and from what I’ve seen of the show it didn’t look that interesting. WOW I WAS SO WRONG because this musical is beautiful. Simply beautiful. It’s simple but so powerful.
I am pretty much obsessed with the soundtrack, but the song I’m the most obsessed with is “Gold” which is sung by Steve Kazee. If I need a song to quickly relax me and put me at ease I will play this song. There’s even an a cappella version but that isn’t the song for this week. Listen to the album on Spotify or just find it on YouTube.
If you’re looking for a happy and hilarious musical, you want to check out Monty Python’s Spamalot. Also while you’re at it make sure you watch the movie too. The entire soundtrack is great, honestly and I’m still sad it is no longer on Broadway. But I’m crossing my fingers for a revival soon!
This Musical Mondays’ song is “Find Your Grail” and it’s so good. Sooo good. Sara Ramirez is my Queen. It’s an overly dramatic song which makes it so great. Now go on, listen! Here is the link to the album on Spotify and below you’ll find a YouTube link for the song.
The song I’m recommending this week is “Lost in the Wilderness” from the musical Children of Eden. I stumbled upon this musical by accident and I’m so happy it happened! I was listening to the Godspell soundtrack on Spotify and this song came up. I was fascinated from the first note and by the end of the song I was already looking up the musical so I could hear more.
I think the entire soundtrack as a whole is very good, but “Lost in the Wilderness” is possibly my favorite song. I just… I just love it. You can listen to the album on Spotify or just find it on YouTube.