Tonight’s the night I’ve been waiting for since JUNE, friends! I’m finally seeing Hamilton! As a theater kid who has seen her fair share of theatrical productions, there are no words to describe my excitement and joy. I have listened to the soundtrack ad nauseam, memorized the lyrics, and even researched Hamilton’s life. To say I’m obsessed is a bit of an understatement, but this is just what I do. When I find something I love, I go hard–and I LOVE musicals. So to honor today’s big event, I’m sharing some of my favorite tunes from a few of my favorite musicals. Enjoy!
Theater has always been a huge part of my life. I can vividly remember putting on plays for my family members and forcing them to attend, sitting on the steps at home belting out lyrics from The Bodyguard, playing Mrs. Potts in my elementary school’s production of Beauty and the Beast, performing in my high school’s production of Man of La Mancha, and falling deeply in love with Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. It wasn’t until Wicked came to Chicago, however, that I realized just how magical the theater really was and is. Ever since Elphaba soared above my head and both literally and figuratively defied gravity, sending chills up and down my spine, I’ve been obsessed and have jumped at every possible chance to see a live musical. The Lion King? Check! Kinky Boots? Check! The Book of Mormon? Check! And the one I think we’ve all been waiting for…Hamilton! Listen, March 7, 2017 can’t come soon enough. Continue reading