Musicals Thread (Looking Ahead)

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!

Today I thought it would be good to talk about any musicals (or other theatrical events) you’re looking forward to this year. Is there something coming to Broadway that you’re excited about? Is there a local production near you that you plan to see? Any new cast albums coming out that you can’t wait to get your hands on? And, of course, feel free to talk about non-musical productions as well.

I’ve been making more of an effort to get out and actually see more shows. Last month we went to our community theatre to see The Game’s Afoot. It was delightful! The cast was very good (their comedic timing was really impressive), and the sets and costumes were well done. Overall, it was a very nice evening. The next show in the schedule is a play called Wait Until Dark. I haven’t bought tickets yet, but I’m thinking of going this weekend. The only musical in the schedule isn’t for a few months, but I’ll try to see that as well (it’s Newsies). Looking a little further from home, I’m determined to visit the opera this year. It’s just a matter of planning a weekend trip to the big city (maybe during the less snowy months).

So, what about you all? Any musicals (or other theatrical events) you’re looking forward to in 2019?