Sunday, May 3, 2009

Musicals or Plays?

As an early Mothers' Day present, my mom and I are heading out this afteroon to see a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". I love that musical. So much in fact, that this is my second time seeing it in about two weeks.

I love musicals. I've seen several in the past year. There's something about the music and dancing that gets me going. I'd much prefer to watch a musical than sit through a play.

Which is funny, because I can't carry a tune in a bucket. I've actually been in several church musicals. I can handle the dancing part, no problem. As for the singing, I usually go the Milli Vanilli route.

Maybe that's why music in general appeals to me so much. A living vicariously type of thing. Music inspires a lot of my writing. A song, or a line from a song, can start visions of characters and conflict and happily-ever-after dancing in my head. I'm especially fond of country music. A friend once said, "There's a story in every song." And it's true.

So what about you? Are you a musical or a play type person?

Until next time,

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Margot Justes said...

I saw Joseph and enjoyed it immensely. A dinner and a good play or concert is a great time out.

Kelly Irvin said...

I'm right there with you, Debra, I couldn't carry a tune if my life depended on it, but I love to sing. My husband hushes me, but I sing in church because of the whole "joyful noise" thing. Sometimes a song will come on the radio and I'll know--that's my character couple's song. Too bad it's so difficult to get permission to use lyrics in our books!

Morgan Mandel said...

I love music, especially country music. I also enjoy easy listening and a few opera singers, like Sarah Brightman and Andrea Boccelli. I can kind of carry a tune. I was in Glee Club in High School. Unfortunately, my range is very poor. If I try to reach a high note, I can't do it. All I get is a sore throat.

I admire people with great voices and wish I were one of them.

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

I love musicals too! I saw Wicked 3 times! And last fall my daughters and I saw "Dirty Dancing!" It was AWESOME. I'm still singing the songs. What a great mom's day present!
DL Larson