A child of the theatre? Well, hello there, fellow thespian!
For me, my favoured musicals are :
- Les Miserables - I did not get the chance to see this perform live in London, and I whine and mope about this every day. I feel like I missed something. I had to read the novel when I was in High School, and to make sure everything stuck I picked up the musical to watch. That evening, I went online and ordered the CDs - It hooked me so fast!
- The Fantasticks - I'll always have a soft spot for this due to when I performed in it. I was cast as the Mute (or Mime, to some), and while that isn't some "title" role, I'll tell you. . . I did a heckuva lot more than those main actors did. Prop box just about killed me, and all the confetti I had to pull out of my pockets. . .
- Phantom of the Opera - Totally counts. I love the music, I love the songs, I love the story. I think it's most every theatre-kids dream to work with this one, though.
- Oliver - Obligadory answer, as it was my first large theatre performance when I was a child.
- 1776 - One of the only ways I continue to pass American History classes. Somehow, it all becomes better with this. Same could be said for Assassins.
- Fiddler on the Roof - Ugh, my other dream piece. One day I will perform in you.
I second The Music Man
, but also add without commentary, good pieces such as CATS
, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
, and Wicked
For actual stage productions, most of mine are classics, such as : Midsummer Nights Dream
(When you've played Puck, you kinda have to put it, I think it's a requirement, haha), Twelfth Night
, The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus / Faust
, and this other piece. . . Ugh, damn me, I can't think of it's name right now. I'll add Faust
under the opera category too, along with pieces like Don Giovani
Why, no, theatre wasn't one of my minors, why in the world would you think that?