Oh my gosh, I love so many. I grew up watching things like the King and I and the Sound of Music.
I’ve been very into the big, like, gothic musicals - the Phantom of the Opera (but also other versions, like Phantom of the Opera by Ken Hill that uses music from opera, or Phantom by Yeston and Kopit…I have a small Phantom obsession), Jekyll and Hyde, the Scarlet Pimpernel. There’s also shows like Into The Woods or Evita, which aren’t really gothic but have a bigger feel to them then say, Grease (which isn’t to say Grease isn’t amazing, because obviously it is).
Lately I’ve been relistening to Aida a lot, and oh my gosh, OBSESSED with the song Getting Married Today from Company. The speed of that delivery is just incredible. I used to do community theatre and we did a lot of musicals, so I keep trying to see if I could perform it, and I always get tongue-tied!
And because I literally can’t stop listing musicals I love, some shows from my childhood I will always love: Annie, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid. Obviously the last two shows didn’t come out until later, but I ran those VHS tapes dead. The Little Mermaid is the reason my mother taught me to work a VCR before I could walk or talk because she didn’t want me waking her up at 3 AM anymore.
…what about you? lol