So…I’m still caught up in show tunes.
I was watching Hamilton interviews, and learned that Lin Manuel Miranda was largely inspired by the musical Rent when he started playwriting, particularly In the Heights.
So naturally, I started looking for the soundtrack.
Why are showtunes so freaking fun to listen to? I was debating between this song and “La Vie Boheme” to post this weekend, but “Seasons of Love” won out.
If you’re wondering why the clip embedded above looks like the opening of a movie, it’s because it is. After nearly 10 years of running on Broadway, the musical was turned into a movie with most of the original Broadway cast reprising their roles.
I remember when I first learned about Broadway, the first musicals I heard were Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera. With that kind of introduction, you can imagine what I thought musicals were: dated, classy, operatic.
But Wicked, Rent, In the Heights and Hamilton show that musical theatre are far from growing old. I would love a radio station that played exclusively show tunes.
Any more show tunes I should be listening to? Let me know in comments!