Musicals Thread (First Show)

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!

Oops, I totally forgot to write something this week! So this will be quick. I planned on asking everyone to share their first musical experiences. I know I asked about your “gateway shows” on the old site, but that was a year ago and not everyone was here yet. So, what was the first musical that you liked? To add a twist to this question, I’d also like to hear about the first show you ever saw live. 

I’ve mentioned this before, but my first musical love was The Phantom of the Opera. I wrote a little about why I like it here: Musicals Thread (Gateway Shows) As for the first show I saw live, I actually can’t remember if it was Miss Saigon or Jesus Christ Superstar because I saw them like a month apart. My mom got tickets from her boss at the time, so she brought me and a friend along with her. None of us were super into musicals at the time (I had just discovered Phantom a few months prior), so it was my first real experience with the magic of musical theatre. Both shows left a very strong impression on me. They were true spectacles in every way, and Miss Saigon left me sobbing (I still can’t listen to this show while driving, too dangerous!).