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Monday’s Music 30 // Modern Broadway Playlist

January 20, 2020

Modern broadway playlist
Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s been over TWO YEARS since my last Monday’s Music playlist. (Insert Homer disappearing gif). Awkward. Well, what better time to revive this series than in a new decade? Originally I planed on sharing a general Broadway playlist but it got to difficult trying to narrow down songs. So I came up with a different plan.

Today’s playlist is a Modern Broadway Playlist. Modern Broadway meaning shows that came out between 2010-2019. The rules were, I could choose ONE song per year (for example one song from a show that premiered in 2013, one song from a show that premiered in 2014). Another rule was that I could only pick songs from shows I’ve actually seen. There’s so many amazing Broadway shows/songs out there so you can expect more Broadway themed playlists in the future!

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And All That Jazz – Broadway Tag Q&A

January 13, 2020

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Pictured above are the Broadway musicals/shows that I saw in 2019. Not to bad for one year but I plan on seeing WAY more in 2020. I don’t really do New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself. And one of my goals this year is to see MORE Broadway shows than I did last year.

In fact, I already have tickets to see Mean Girls, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice this month (January)! Although tons of great shows tour here in Chicago, I plan on taking a few trips to NYC this year just to see more Broadway shows. (In fact, I’m heading on my first ‘Broadway trip’ to NYC next weekend!).

Needless to say, I’m a huge broadway lover.

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DIY Broadway Playbill Binder | Organizing Your Playbill Collection

July 23, 2018

DIY Broadway Playbill Binder | Organizing Your Playbill Collection

🎶 “What is this feeling. So sudden and new? I felt the moment I laid eyes on you!”. 🎶

I vividly remember that bright summer day back in 2006 when I first truly feel in love with Broadway. It was a Wednesday and I was getting ready to see my first ever Broadway show: Wicked. Ever since I was a kid I had a special connection to The Wizard of Oz. And after watching Idina Menzel’s speculator 2004 Tony’s performance, I knew I HAD to see Wicked as soon as it opened in Chicago.

12 years later and my love for the theatre has only grown stronger. Even though Wicked was the first Broadway musical I saw, my love for Broadway started much earlier. I guess you could say I got my love of Broadway from my mom. Back when she lived in London (which is where my older sister was born) my mom saw the Original West End productions of Les Misérables and Cats. 

How lucky is she?!

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

November 11, 2014

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I absolutely LOVE Broadway! If given the choice to see ANY concert I wanted or ANY Broadway show, I’d pick Broadway EVERY TIME! There’s something so magical about the theatre. The singing, the dancing, the elaborate sets, it’s all so amazing. When I was younger I was obsessed with watching movie musicals like The Sound of Music, Funny GirlHairspray, The Wizard of Oz, Annie and West Side Story.

I used to dream that one day I’d be transported into a magical land where people broke out in song and dance (thankfully that never happened because I’ve come to realize it would get annoying rather quickly!)
What I love about Broadway is that it can transport you into your favorite musicals. It’s one thing to watch Lion King on TV but it’s another thing to have the actual animals of Pride Rock walk right pass you as they sing Circle of Life!

Some of my favorite shows include:

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Must See: MATILDA, THE MUSICAL (Broadway) – Medley

June 30, 2013

First of all, how did lose BEST MUSICAL & BEST ORIGINAL SCORE? ((No offense to the equally amazing Kinky Boots.)
I want to see Matilda, The Musical so bad! As a kid I loved watching Matilda. Ms. Honey and Matilda’s relationship always brought tears to my eyes. When I first found out that it was becoming a musical I thought “well, that’s dumb.” I didn’t know what the songs were going to be about and how they were going to pull off telekinesis.
But after seeing so many promos and clips, it looks amazing! You got to love adorable kids with british accents who sing and dance right? I’m just bummed that it hasn’t come to Chicago yet. I guess I’m going to have to make a trip to New York because I NEED to see this.

*2015 UPDATE: I saw Matilda (and Kinky Boots) and it was AMAZING!!*