Musicals that are Disliked

There are a LOT of musicals that exist. There is a chance you will find both musicals you love and musicals you don’t like. I decided to talk about the ones I don’t like today.

Addams Family

I saw this at Ovens Auditorium in October 2011. I actually had to do some research to figure out when I saw it. I knew it was in October in the 2nd half of high school-meaning either 11th or 12th grade. Out of all Blumenthal Theaters, Ovens is the biggest. This was the last stage show I saw before entering college. I came away from the theater just thinking it was just weird. There also was a bit of a song complication- as in not good songs.

Sweeney Todd

This is a musical I really don’t want to see. I am not judging it in the same way I used to view tragedies. I am not being close-minded here. One day on television, my mom and I saw some clips from this musical. I was a bit too grossed out. I feel like this musical would be way too dark and grotesque to my taste.

La Cage

I saw this musical a few days after graduating from Fletcher. That would be in June 2012- still can’t believe that high school ended eight years ago. Fletcher will always mean something to me. La Cage had a song problem- if that happens, that leads to not liking the musical.

Into the Woods

Well, I believe, that the movie was well-done. But did not even like the musical. There were not enough good songs to draw me in.

Porgy and Bess

This was seen in Summer 2014. While I could enjoy it, the songs just didn’t work for me.

Jesus Christ Superstar

I actually saw this on “Shows Must Go On”. I did not really like many of the songs.

Love Never Dies

This musical was one that NEVER should have been made. I love Phantom of the Opera, but it does not deserve a sequel. Love Never Dies made the characters not themselves. Nothing made sense one bit. I never wanted to see this musical, but decided to check it out on “Shows Must Go On”. The Original is perfect just the way it is. There are sequels of other musicals that do much better than this one.

Conclusion

Just because you are a massive musical fan does not mean you have to like every musical. The songs are what make me know if I love it or not- if I don’t like them, then I don’t like the musical. Even plot can play a role: if the plot is terrible, then I defiantly wouldn’t like the musical.

Will Theater Stay Alive?

One of the most questioning things during this pandemic is if theater will die or stay alive. I actually believe that after, theater will find a way back.

If you think about it, theater began in Ancient Greece. Since then, there have been other epidemics and pandemics. Each time, theater managed to stay alive. Opera and Plays were the main kind of theater early on. Musicals did not really begin until the 1900s. Musical roots are in comic opera- both comedy and romance are trademarks for the genre. If theater can continue after Ancient Greece, I believe we will still have theater after- plays, operas, musicals, and ballets will find a way back.

Its just means a lot of patience. True, some shows we wanted to see got postponed living many theater fans disappointed and frustrated. Theater is slowly making a way back. Broadway, now, is still black until 2021. Blumenthal, now, is trying to get theater open again as soon as possible: Charlotte’s Blumenthal Performing Arts is a combo of ballet, opera, Broadway Tours, symphonies, and musicians. There is a reason why the word, performing arts, come after Blumenthal: it uses different kinds of performance.

Just because things are dark now does not mean theater will be gone for good. Just not when we want it to. With Blumenthal, saw Come From Away, La Bohème, Aladdin, Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Nutcracker, Newsies, Wicked, Rent, Pippin, Sound of Music, Lion King, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Porgy and Bess, La Cage, Addams Family, and Mamma Mia. Did not like all of them, but most.