Friday, 11 March 2016

Favourite Broadway Shows: Collab With Rosie

Hi there! How are you today? I'm really, really excited for you to read this post, because it's a collab with Rosie from rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.com ! She's one of my favourite bloggers, and I'm sure you all know and love her, but just in case you don't... go to her blog! (Of course, after reading this post hahaha) We both are obsessed with musical theatre (I have a belief we're LesMis twins, I agree with every single word she says about it!), that's why this post was meant to be! So I'll be posting her favourites and she'll be posting mine on her post. Enjoy and make sure to tell us your favourites on the comments!

Les Miserables.
Don't even get me started on Les Miserables. From the film, to the book, to the musical, I love it all. The plot and music is something which I really love, I like the depth within it as well as the fact that there are revolutionaries protesting. Also, EPONINE, oh my, and some of you may know I absolutely ADORE her and I also love A Little In Love, which is a book about her life. Overall, this is my all time favourite musical, I will love it forever. Favourite song: Arrggghhh I can't choose, but I really love A Little Fall of Rain, gets me every time :'(

Hairspray
This is such an exciting and entertaining show! From the catchy songs, to the great dances, to the funny one liners... This is set in the early 60's about a girl named Tracy who gets the chance to dance on her favourite show. However, as Tracy is overweight, Amber, one of the malicious girls on the show, wants to sabotage Tracy... This is just such a fun musical, which is guarenteed to get you grinning! I also love the fact how racism and segregation is tackled in the show, as it has a really good message in it. If you're looking to watch this show, I would definitely suggest the film! Favourite Song: Run and Tell That
The Sound Of Music
The Sound Of Music is such a lovely musical to watch! Set in Austria right before the beginning of the second world war, it follows a nun, named Maria, who goes to be a governess at Captain Von Trapp's home, for his seven children. She teaches them to love music. What I particularly love about TSOM is the fact that she changes the childrens' lives through music, as I also believe that music is a truly magical thing, which everyone should grow to love. Favourite Song: 16 going on 17

 
Oliver!
I love the book Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, and I also adore the musical! Following a young boy named Oliver who begs for more gruel at the workhouse, he then is kicked out into the streets. It's set in a really interesting Victorian background which I think makes it all the more diverse and unique to watch. I also absolutely LOVE the character of Nancy she is so sweet and caring and I love how she takes care of Oliver :) Favourite song: As Long As he Needs Me
 
 
Next To Normal
Next To Normal tackles big issues, like mental health, in a very creative way. It's one of my favourites because it is about how mental health doesn't just affect you, but the people around you. I think that Next To Normal is such a unique show, with so much character, and a really fascinating plot. I particularly love the Broadway Aaron Tveit version. Favourite song: I'm Alive- particularly when Aaron Tveit sings it <3
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed Rosie's answers, I sure did! And make sure to read mine on her blog!
 
A big big hug,
 
 
Acqua

17 comments:

  1. Oliver is one of my favourites too! This was a great post! Loved reading both of your versions of the collab xx

    bethmay75.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thsnk you! We had so much fun with it! xx

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  2. The sound of music is my absolute fav! Which one is your favourite?xx

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    1. Les Misérables every time hahaha I really like The sound of music too! xx

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  3. Loved these, mind checking out my blog? Xoxo
    Ella

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  4. I love broadway, and I also have a particular love for Sound of Music!! Loved this kind of post, just followed you on bloglovin. Would love if you could check out my blog, and follow too maybe??
    Thanks!!!
    Jessica Ann
    www.jessannsmyth.com

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    1. It's really good! Thank you so much, of course I will! xx

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  5. I love broadway, and I also have a particular love for Sound of Music!! Loved this kind of post, just followed you on bloglovin. Would love if you could check out my blog, and follow too maybe??
    Thanks!!!
    Jessica Ann
    www.jessannsmyth.com

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  6. Loved doing the collab, thanks for all your lovely words about my blog too. xxx
    www.rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.com

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    1. That was so much fun! Thanks for doing a collab with me! xx

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  7. Great post, enjoyed reading both yours and Rosie's!

    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Great musicals! I really loved reading both posts!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Laila
    www.lailabee.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. BrillIant post! I adore Hairspray, but funnily enough have not seen any of them except Sound of Music, which I adore. I love that song that Captain Von Trapp sings to Maria - I'm going to embarrass myself and try to spell it. Is it Edelvies? I don't know, now I look like a complete idiot :) Oh well! Great post, you two! I cannot wait to see more from you two!
    El xx

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    1. Watch them aaaall! I actually haven't seen or heard Next to Normal, though I'm going to now, it looks so interesting! Edelweiss I think hahaha it's a beautiful song! Thanks El! xx

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