Italics if I’ve seen them staged, bold if I’ve seen them filmed, underlined if it was professional, *asterisked* if I was in it during my ridiculous adolescent theatrical career, linked if I’ve reviewed it live on here before.
The Phantom of the Opera (all of the feelings. Phantom and I have a history wrought with many metaphors.)
Chicago (the revival; this was my eighth grade birthday party, as we remember. One where I actually like the movie better than the stage production, surprisingly.)
A Chorus Line
The Lion King (which I love as a cartoon, and the stage show was impressive, but the erotic tree ballet still freaks me out)
Beauty and the Beast
Rent (also all of the feelings. Rent and I have another one of those metaphor histories.)
42nd Street (the revival)
Wicked (and more of those metaphors and whatnot.)
Fiddler on the Roof* (yes, I’m… done with this show forever.)
My Fair Lady
Hairspray (oh, junior high. That cast album was my favorite.)
Avenue Q (and yet more metaphors.)
Man of La Mancha
Smokey Joe’s Cafe (really? This is one of the 100 longest running shows? Really? It doesn’t even have a plot.)
The King and I
Guys and Dolls
In the Heights
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Kiss Me, Kate
Annie Get Your Gun
32 out of 100 shows seen.
I honestly thought I’d get more of the list. None of the plays (I’ve read some, but). It probably doesn’t help that I haven’t even heard of some of the shows, the ones from the 20s-70s especially. But hey. I guess it’s a new life goal.
–your fangirl heroine.