Musicals Thread (Anniversary Celebration)

Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to talk about all things related to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Each week (or so) I will post a thread with a topic/question for everyone to respond to. This is also a great place to mention any new musicals you’ve discovered and/or general recommendations for other musical fans. Heard/seen any good shows lately? Have any theatre news to share? Tell us about it!

Guess what? It’s the one-year anniversary of the Musicals Thread! *throws confetti* That’s right, one year ago I decided to go against basically all of my instincts and start writing about a thing I like on the internet. And I’m so glad I did! The Avocado has given me something fun to do each week, and I’ve absolutely loved sharing my favorite musicals with all of you. And I’ve learned about so many new musicals along the way! It’s really been a fantastic year, and I just want to take a moment to thank all of YOU. Thank you for reading and commenting and humoring me when I ramble about my favorite shows. It’s been a blast, and I hope that this year will be just as great!

This week, I want to go back and highlight some of my favorite posts. If you’re newer to this thread, I’d love it if you went back and read some of these highlights (feel free to comment!) because I think they serve as good examples of why I enjoy doing this so much (and I’m just really fond of these).

To get us started, let’s start with another thread of reflection: Musicals Thread (Best of 2017). Here I wrote about my favorite musical of 2017, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. I enjoyed writing this so much because it allowed me to really express what I love about this musical and why I think musicals are so great in general.

Another favorite of mine was this thread: Musicals Thread (Needs Defending). Here I found myself defending Jekyll & Hyde, and I really can’t thank you all enough for humoring me there. I’m always ready to defend this strange musical, so if you’re curious, give it a read and let me know what you think.

Alright, how about a more recent thread: Musicals Thread (Supporting Roles). This one is particularly special to me because it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the amazing Avocado community. I wrote about a musical that I discovered here talking to all of you, The Light Princess. This has quickly become one of my favorite shows ever.

One more thread that needs to be mentioned is, of course, the first one! The very first thread I created was this: Musicals Thread (The First!). I wrote about one of my all-time favorite musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone, and I asked everyone a question that I’d like to ask again: What do you love about musicals? What makes you decide to go see a show, listen to a soundtrack, or watch a movie musical? In other words, why musicals?

Again, thank you all so much for letting me share my thoughts and discuss musicals together. Let’s have another great year!