Day 26 - Favourite film adaptation

Definitely this. Or Sound of Music. Don’t bother me with the stage version of either.

Day 25 – Favourite book of a musical 

Like the man says, “George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company.”

Day 24 – Dream role in a musical 

Yeahh, it’s Sunday again. I want to play Dot so badly it hurts.

Day 23 - Favourite song from any show 

Favourite song AND favourite show. Convenient, that.

Day 22 – Favourite musical that you have been in

Why should I tell you the answer to this one, when I can SHOW you? Big smoochies to Patrick, who gave me the best 8 minutes out of a rather crappy year. GOD, I’m dying to do this role again.

Day 21 - Musical that makes you cry the hardest

So hard to pick just one! I finally went with Man of La Mancha because, well, STOKES, but also because I couldn’t find any appropriate clips from the OBC of Nine. Can Brian Stokes-Mitchell please be in all the things? 

Day 20 - Musical that makes you laugh the hardest

Really it’s a bit of a tie between this and Book of Mormon, and we haven’t had a clip from here yet. Also, my friend Jen is the puppeteer with the short blonde hair, and last summer I got to meet and hug John Tartaglia, and pin a cat pin on Rod.

Day 18 - Musical you have seen the most times

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, OBC. Saw it 11 times. This was back in the dark ages, when you could actually afford to go to the theatre.

Day 15 - Musical that inspires you 

Since I can’t put SITPWG for everything.  One day I will get a tattoo inspired by this number, I really will.

Day 14 - First musical you ever remember seeing

I really don’t remember that far back - but I do remember that these commercials used to scare me, and that I was 8 when I saw the OBC of this.

Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

Okay, I was out of town and missed a few days. Here’s a bit of fluffy happiness as interest - Robert Lindsay’s hat-fu is the best.

Day 13 - Musical with the best spectacle

This one was hard for me, because I don’t generally go to the theatre to see chandeliers and helicopters (at least, not anymore) - so I went with the chandeliers. I saw Phantom of the Opera in London before it ever came to the States, and I saw it 5 more times with the OBC (well, most of it. I was lucky enough to only have to endure Sarah Brightman twice - her alternates were ALWAYS better). Definitely Webber’s best work (I know, that’s not saying much), and Michael Crawford was just extraordinary.

Day 12 - Musical you wish you could live in.

HAIR HAIR HAIRHAIRHAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR…

Not that I wish to be a filthy hippie, mind you.  I searched for a long time to find this clip from when the OBC was on Carson, because the revival is just too polished for my tastes. I did this show back in high school (I played Sheila), and as cliche as it sounds, the experience was life-changing. 

   Day 11 - Favourite Director
Is there any other answer for this than Hal Prince?

Day 11 - Favourite Director

Is there any other answer for this than Hal Prince?

Day 10 - Favourite Scene

Not just the song. This whole bloody show is art.