Broadway Show Guide

The biggest privilege being a New Yorker is we can access to our favorite Broadway Show within thirty minutes. Broadway is a wide street in New York City that runs the full length of Manhattan. It’s the part of Broadway between 42nd and 53rd streets — including Times Square — that is considered the home of the American theater industry.  I am a fan for Broadway musical. Ever since my first visit to NY, I fell in love with the city because of Blue Men group. In the past several years I have seen fourteen Broadway show. Here is the list :

Mama Mia!
Aladdin

Sleep no more
Cats
Curious Incident of Dog at the night-time
An American In Paris
Chicago
Something Rotten
School of Rock
Jersey Boys
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Avenue Q
Fun Home
Cabaret

 

On the top of the list is Mamma Mia!
The story Mamma Mia! uses the most famous ABBA songs to tell the story of a young bride who invites three of her mother’s ex-boyfriends to her wedding in hopes of discovering her birth father.

It has been on my bucket list for three years.Mamma Mia is the best musical I’ve ever seen. I love all the insanely catchy songs from ABBA in the musical and I can sing every single of them. I learned all the songs of ABBA when I was in China because of the movie version of Mamma Mia. I remember the tears of joy couldn’t stop coming out during watching the show. It is one of the best experience in my life.

The second one I love is Aladdin

When we were young, we all read the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is a poor boy who falls in love with a princess, Jasmine, and, with the aid of a genie, outwits a wicked vizier.

We experienced 2,5 hours of pure pleasure and happiness! It’s got humor and close to vocal perfection. Everything is state of the art in this show: from scenic design, choreographies and special effects to the incredible performance of a top notch cast. Watching this show is like in a romantic Dream. In the final moment, Alladin and Jasmine rode on the magic carpet around the shimmering and sparkling stage. It took my heart away. Feeling like I was in a dream.

The third one I want to introduce is the Curious Incident of Dog at the night-time we saw yesterday at DC.

It talks about a fifteen-year-old boy called Christopher WHO has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that changes his life forever.

Chris is a boy with autism. He couldn’t have a normal life like other kids.  Molly said she had a neighbor who raises children with autism. It requires parents to be extremely patient with the weird performance of their children. This show brings this group of people to the stage and provides us an immersive stage experience. This show helps to go inside the head of an exceptional young man. The vision of Christopher flying through space and walking on walls through bursting light remains with me.

Fourth one, sleep no more. This broadway show you must go out and see experience yourself.

Finally, four more shows to see on my bucket list:

  • Lion King
  • Wicked
  • The Book of Mormon 
  • Hamilton 

Broadway is AWESOME!

 

6 comments

  1. I have only seen one Broadway show and I don’t know what to say about your exciting experience of seeing those shows that you introduced in your writing. But I support you to make full use of the resources in the US so as to enrich your life and completely get immersed in the American culture.

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  2. Musicals means something to me. I mostly have to see them through touring productions due to living in North Carolina, but I did get to experience a musical on Broadway. It was just mom and me: she took me to New York eleven years ago and I was 12 and we saw Wicked and the one thing I remember was that “Popular” was my favorite song and while I don’t have vivid memories, the impact clearly shows. That musical sparked my love for musical and that musical has changed me for the better.

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  3. Musicals are this wonderful world of song, dance, and spectacle. A world of varying degrees and layers of positive and negative emotions in the songs. A world of different types of characters and plots. Different emotional connections as well.

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