I am back to talk about musicals! As you may know I am a huge musical theatre fan. I have been for almost all of my life. People have asked me to share recommendations, and ever since I wrote a blog post about musicals to listen to during Autumn and Winter. Obviously it’s now time to move to another season.
Without further ado here are three musicals to listen to this Spring!
“I wrote you love songs and you liked that sad one, so I played all the time.
What was that one line? Something about sunshine, I sang it every night…”
I have always associated Waitress with Spring, maybe because I started listening to it during Spring, years and years ago. It may also be because of the pastel colours on the album cover. Well, anyway, it’s a Spring musical for me. It has been a favourite of mine ever since I started listening to it back in 2017 and I am happy to say that I finally saw it at West End last year. I sobbed a lot but it was worth it.
We all need a piece of cake and soft songs to start Spring on the right foot, so why not giving this musical a chance to charm you with its butter, sugar and flour?
What it’s about: “Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.” via the official UK website
My favourite song: I can’t choose between It Only Takes a Taste and She Used to Be Mine.
Three emojis to describe it: 🥧🤰👨⚕️
❥ & JULIET
“Every time we’re down you can make it right
and that makes you larger than life.”
I started listening to this musical back in Winter 2019, so it was very recent, but I really liked it. It’s different from my usual tastes because in this one they sing actual songs, but I think it’s really funny and I would love to see it at West End.
Ever since I started listening to it I thought it’d be perfect for Spring with its colorful set and characters, and joyful songs.
What it’s about: “& Juliet is the hilarious and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends…” via the official UK website
My favourite song: Probably Problem/Can’t Feel My Face.
Three emojis to describe it: 🙅♀️🍷 💞
❥ DEAR EVAN HANSEN
“End of May or early June, this picture-perfect afternoon we shared.
Drive the winding country road, grab a scoop at À La Mode and then we’re there.”
I started listening to Dear Evan Hansen a bit before Waitress, so in the first few months of 2017 (or maybe at the end of 2016? I cannot remember) and I always associated with Spring too for whatever reasons. It is now played at West End but I haven’t had the chance to see it yet. I was hoping to see it this summer, but I don’t know if it’ll be possible with the pandemic we’re facing.
Anyway this show is about depression and finding your place in this world, and the soft voice of Ben Platt will make any Spring day, rainy or sunny, beautiful.
What it’s about: “This show explores poignant contemporary issues such as mental health, social media, suicide and the travails of being a teenager in the 21st century through innovative staging, memorable pop-rock music and compelling performances.” via the official website
My favourite song: Words Fail, definitely.
Three emojis to describe it: 🤦♂️📱🌳
And that’s all!
I hope that you all loved this new blog post. I can’t wait to write some recommendations for summer now!
Do you listen to musicals? Do you love those? Which one would you recommend me?