Favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs

One thing I am surprised I never mentioned on this blog is a list of my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. They are one of my favorite composer/lyricst teams. They wrote some of my favorite musicals.

  1. Edelweiss
  2. Do Re Mi
  3. Sound of Music
  4. My Favorite Things
  5. Something Good
  6. Some Enchanted Evening
  7. There is Nothing Like a Dame
  8. This Nearly Was Mine
  9. Younger Than Springtime
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’
  12. Shall We Dance

Sound of Music is my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical followed closing by South Pacific.

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June in Review

Here is my June in Review!!!

As a musical theatre fanatic, I wonder when I will see my first musical each year. June answered that question. I saw Oklahoma and Grease at Central Piedmont Community College. As expected, they were fantastic productions. Not only is Charlotte home to touring productions, it is also home to musicals at CPCC.

Short Trip to Mountains: Sugar Mountain, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Banner Elk

Florida: So went from Mountains to the Beach in June

POPS Symphony: Broadway Musical Theme

On June 24th, I went to an outdoor symphony in June. Its overall theme was Broadway that day. Some musicals it played were Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Wicked and Chicago.

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Illinois Memories

I went to Chicago, Illinois in 2015 to celebrate my grandma’s 25th birthday. It was celebrated with my my family and my 1st birthday. I originally wanted to go to Chicago just because Chicago is called the windy city.

One of the things we did was go on an architecture tour. We got to see various different architecture on the tour. It showed a piece of history and it showed architecture throughout the different years.

One of things my family did was visit the Art Institute of Chicago. The pictures below are part fo the Art Institute. I knew that I wanted to visit this place because I have always liked art so it was helpful.

Other memories happened in Chicago. We got to visit the Bean and go to the American Girl Doll store and so on. We visited the Bean and went to the American Girl store and so on.

 

Watching Les Mis with Eponine

What do I mean by watching the Les Mis movie with Eponine? Eponine is one of the characters in the musical. Once a year at Gardner Webb, there is an event called Candy and Critters where we make a stuffed animal. Prior to the one in 2018, I never named a stuffed animal after a musical theatre character. So this year, I decided to name a stuffed animal after a musical character, but had no clue which character I would pick. It just depends on what the stuffed animal looks like. The bear I found I ended up naming after Eponine.

Why did I name this bear, Eponine? Below is a picture of Eponine. The character tends to wear a brown color scheme and that is the same color scheme the bear wears. In addition, the patches are heart-shaped, which connects to the love triangle. Eponine is a character who deals with unrequited love and the fact that the heart patches have stitches on the outside remind me of the unrequited love aspect. So I have a stuffed animal named Eponine. I thought it would be cute if I watch the movie, Les Mis, with my bear, Eponine.

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I thought it was fun to watch the movie with the bear. It has been five years since I fell in love with the movie. But yet, I still get emotional and still tear up watching the movie. The fact that the response still happens shows just how powerful Les Mis is. I thought it would be interesting to know who Eponine is named after. It just was interesting watching it with the bear. Eponine is will always be part of my Les Mis collection and two things make her meaningful: 1) named after a meaningful musical character and 2) I made her myself.

What I Love about Minoring in Theatre

Besides my Sociology Major I am a double minor and one of my minors is theatre. Theatre was always my backup minor and I am glad that I minored in theatre. I had to take three semesters in applied theatre and those three semesters require you to volunteer 40 hrs in the theatre. My main job in those three semesters was house manager and I helped look after front of house and sold tickets and if needed, I ushered.

By being a theatre minor, I am able to appreciate more when I visit the theatre. I am able to pick up on little details in actors and actresses. I am able to see much more talent in actors and actresses. I was able to understand just how difficult acting really is. They are doing the best they can and it is harder than it seems.

I am able to understand just how hard it is to put together a show through the various classes I took. I learned about the management side of theatre and those people play an important role as well. They are the ones that have lots of meetings and look over the rehearsal process.  Minoring in theatre helped shape my love for musicals.

Things I Like That are Not Musicals

Due to finals being around the corner, I only have time for list posts. Today will be list of things I like or love that are not musicals.

  1. Learning
  2. Hiking
  3. Coloring
  4. Blogging (of course)
  5. Traveling
  6. Baking
  7. Celebrating holidays
  8. Winter= yes despite the cold
  9. Spending time with friends and family
  10. Sparkle and Glitter
  11. Stuffed animals
  12. Pink
  13. God
  14. Collecting snow globes