I haven’t been updating because nothing interesting has been happening for the past couple of months except for what I’m going to write about (and also a trip which I may or may not talk about. we’ll see).
So, a month ago, while I was watching tv, I saw an advertisement about a musical at Ordway Theater in St. Paul. I’m usually not interested in musicals, especially since I have never been to one before, but this one seemed to catch my attention. Why? Because it’s from a classic movie that I LOVED watching as a kid. I even watched the movie again earlier this year. Oh wait. I haven’t even told you the title of the musical so you must be wondering (unless you’re the group of people who I know about this already haha). Tadaaa…
I arrived at the venue around 6:30 pm, an hour early because it’s a new place and I don’t want to be late. The moment I stepped in, I felt a different vibe, in a good way. The lobby was so posh. (This is my first time stepping into a nice theater, dan and phil tour not included, so for the people who are used to theaters, i’m sorry you had to read this 😬. Also, I have never been exposed to theaters and live musicals when I was young so this is totally brand new for me). I also felt a teeny bit awkward because nearly everyone that came, came with their family or at least they had company. I came alone. I kind of wanted to ask my friends to come along but it’s a couple of weeks into the finals and I didn’t want to take up their time.
Anyway, when it started, I became so excited. The songs that they performed just made me have childhood flashbacks and made me so happy. Also, the fact that it was live just was so refreshing to me. I did sing along to the songs (inside my head of course) though not all. My top favorites were definitely “Hard Knock Life”, “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” and “Tomorrow”. They added some humor to the characters, especially to Mrs. Hannigan, that was pretty hilarious.
Since this is my first musical that I watched, it just amazes how well the performers act and sing (yeah i know, they should be good at that or else, it’s not going to be a good one). The energy, the confidence. It makes me wish I had that. And also I thought, it must feel good and relieving to just sing (or scream) your heart out without annoying anyone haha. Nevertheless, I genuinely enjoyed it from the start to the end and it was definitely nice to take a break from reality. (Seriously, my friend told me that the chem eng midterm results are already out exactly after I got home just now and I am NOT ready to face it).
So yeah, my 👏 first 👏 musical. Definitely a great experience 🙂 I don’t know if anyone near me lives near St. Paul, Minnesota but I absolutely recommend watching it whether or not you have watched the original movie! The link for tickets is here. Just to give some sense on the musical, here’s a scene from the movie:
p/s I feel like it’s a must now to add in ‘p/s’es in my posts and also insert a music video that I have enjoyed lately. Here’s one: