I have been asked over and over again on Instagram to write a blog post to recommend musicals. And the time has finally come!
If you do not know, I am a huge Broadway fan. I have been ever since I was 11 years old I think, which is when I joined my school’s choir. Before that I used to be obsessed with French musicals (well, I still am). Anyway, musicals have been a huge part of my life because they have always been there. I have a musical for every little thing that has happened to me and I don’t think it’ll ever change.
So that’s why today I wanted to finally recommend to you three musicals I think would be perfect to listen to this autumn!
❥ HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
“September 1st, 1989. Dear Diary…”
How can I not recommend Heathers: The Musical for autumn when it is taking place in a high school, starts on September 1st and is filled with murders? This show sure screams “Fall!”, though it has pretty colours and energetic songs.
I fell in love with this show exactly in April of this year, and it was all because of the West End Cast Recording. Though it isn’t perfect as tons of autotune has been used (and why is that?!) I still ended up endlessly in love with the cast, the songs (new ones just like the old ones) and more. I started watching every video I could found about the musical, not caring if it was the Broadway or West End show, and just got obsessed.
What it’s about: Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody… via the official West End website
My favorite song: Meant to be Yours (especially the West End version, sung by the one and only Jamie Muscato
Three emojis to describe it: 🥤💣💄
TW// bullying, teen suicide, sexual assault and violence in schools
“Good news! She’s dead! The Witch of the West is dead!
The wickedest witch there ever was, the enemy of all of us here in Oz, is dead!”
I had to include a classic, right? How can you write a blog post about musicals perfect for fall if you don’t recommend the most wicked of all?
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know Wicked. I mean, as I said, it’s a huge Broadway classic. It’s not one I listen to everyday because there are so many new musicals to listen to, but I’ll gladly listen to Popular every so and then just because. I don’t think I have to recommend it for people to listen to it, but it sure fits well for fall.
What it’s about: There is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular… via the official Broadway website
My favourite song: Defying Gravity (come on, you know I had to go with this one, I’m this cliché)
Three emojis to describe it: 💚👸🔮
❥ THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
“Well I was walking down the street, just a having a think, when a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink. He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise, he had a pick up truck and the devil’s eyes. He stared at me and I felt a change. Time meant nothing, never would again.”
Would I really be writing a blog post about Autumn musicals if I didn’t include The Rocky Horror Picture Show?!
I discovered this one thanks to Glee and then got immediately obsessed. I’ve been listening to it for ages now and still haven’t seen it in real life, which is a real shame, because if you know the show then you know that seeing it live is important as there are tons of interactions with the public (for the movie at least, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the characters are played on screen and on the stage and there are tons of rituals during the screening) and so on. There are representations in Paris every year around Halloween and I have yet to go to one.
What it’s about: The story centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle or country home is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple are seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control. via Wikipedia
My favourite song: Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me (I have no idea why, but I just love it a lot and can listen to it on repeat for hours)
Three emojis to describe it: 🏰🧟♂️👙
TW// drug references and violence
And that’s it!
I hope that you loved it, and I’m looking forward to present you more musicals to listen to for the winter!
Do you listen to musicals? What is one you love? Have you listened to those?