Someday I'll have to dig into why I am such a crier!!! (but not today!!)
I bought the fire stick Tobisha TV and with thousands of channels since there wasn't anything on TV I wanted to watch tonight I decided to ask Alexa "Musicals" and she took me to so many I was in theatre and/or movie heaven!!!
It is no secret that "A Chorus Line" is in my top 5 musicals of all time but can you guess the other 4?? In any case I remember going to see "Carousel" in the 1940s and wanting to be John Raitt---of course, I couldn't sing--couldn't carry a tune--but he destroyed me in the "Soliloquy" and every time I have seen the show (and even the movie) I fall completely apart.
As I was going over the list of musicals to watch I came across a PBS tape of "Carousel" with the NY Philharmonic and starring Kelli O'Hara who I really only knew from a PBS taping of "South Pacific", Jessie Mueller who I know starred in "Beautiful" but we saw her sister in the touring show and I didn't catch the male lead's name until I saw him in the opening number and he didn't look familiar so I went back and replayed the opening credits. (Oh I might add, I thought this might be the Hugh Jackman version---nope, it wasn't Hugh!) There was a name, Nathan Gunn, that I didn't recognize and when I saw him I didn't know who he was! In any case, he knocked "Soliloquy" out of the ballpark along with everything else he did.
All I know is that I haven't seen a production of the show in decades and by the time they took their bows I was in a puddle of tears--guess I will be watching it again. Oh yes, it was good seeing John Cullum as the starkeeper.
And since I'm in a puddle of tears---because I can't stand the movie version of "A Chorus Line"--I decided to watch "Every Little Step" and right now they are showing a clip of Sammy Williams doing the Paul monologue---more tears!---and the auditions of Paul for the revival. And there is the line that destroys me all 101+ times I have seen it on stage and the 4 times I have seen the guys auditioning for the role in "Every Little Step" and now there is Donna talking about Cassie---ARGH!!! They are showing her dancing in the role at the Shubert!! And I'm holding my breath!
What makes me such an easy touch???
Ending on a 'fun' note--can you guess the other 3 shows in my top 5? Actually, there are 10 as there is a 5-6 way tie for number 5!