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Quick Descriptions of Some Musicals

Hamilton: The Founding fuckboys Fathers in the form of highschool drama

Falsettos: Lots of Jews, lots of gay, lots of intense crying

Book of Mormon: Everyone is made fun of in this musical. Everyone.

Rent: Money is difficult, but so is AIDS and being gay

Phantom of the Opera: Mysterious man in a mask swoons you faster than you can say “Christine” no matter what your sexuality is

Heathers: A very intense Mean Girls

Newsies: Group of guys (that aren’t mormons) aren’t taking shit from no one (also the New York accent will stick with you, believe it or not)

Dear Evan Hansen: Sad musical about teen angst could never be so relatable

Wicked: Hey remember that one movie that comes on tv every now and then during the holidays that your parents reflect on? Yeah this is before that

School of Rock: Fake teachers and rebellious children who are all surprisingly talented

Imagine a theme park kinda like Disney but instead of a Disney theme it’s a Broadway theme. There could be a Phantom of the Opera haunted boat ride, a Carousel carousel, a Wicked indoor ride, a Rock of Ages Roller Coaster, The Secret Garden walkthrough garden maze. The parade would have floats featuring different shows. Themed restaurants would include a real life Lulu’s Pies from Waitress, a RENT Santa Fe restaurant, Mrs. Lovett’s Pie shop, a Something Rotten omelette stand… The possibilities are endless!

Hey, reblog/like if anyone out there has watched a boot but is still dying to see the show live, it just doesn’t work out financially, geographically, or timewise (it’s already off Broadway/tour). I’m trying to make a fucking point.

Awesome Broadway shows things that have nothing to do with Hamilton

-A Gloria Estefan doppelgänger leading a conga

-Fiyero pants

-I CAN’T BELIEVE JESUS CALLED ME A DICK

-Shakespeare?? Is a rockstar??!!

-dIVERSITY

-Baking puns, so many baking puns

-Young lesbians having a crush on the delivery woman

-Gay mormons tapping

-LET THE GREEN GIRL GO

-Child actors with english accents starting a revolt

-Child actors with american accents palying instruments

-Hot french revolutionaries 

-SING MY ANGEL OF MUSIC

-Jessie Mueller

-Vanilla ice cream

-CYNTHIA E R I V O

-Proffesional dancers dressed as hyenas 

-SheeEEeeEeeEeEry *intrincate harmony*

Please remember, Hamilton is amazing, but there are other equally amazing things out there and if you just look a little bit you may find other stuff you love.

I Need to Follow More Musical Blogs

So please reblog this so I can follow you if you post any of these:
• Spring Awakening (this one especially)
•Bare: A Pop Opera (this too)
•In the Heights
•Rent
•Next to Normal
•Falsettos
•Newsies
•Rent
•Wicked
•Hamilton
•Heathers
Or really any musical

Deaf West Bare: A Pop Opera?

Friendly reminder that Josh Castille, best known for playing Ernst in the recent Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening, wants Deaf West Theatre to do Bare: A Pop Opera, and he wants to play Peter in it

Watch on thephantomofthebarricade.tumblr.com

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ46S_fspH8) If you like Phantom and/pr Cats, DEAR GOD please watch this

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On this day in music history: November 30, 1979 - “The Wall”, the eleventh album by Pink Floyd is released. Produced by Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters, it is recorded at Super Bear Studios, Studio Miraval in La Val, France, CBS 30th Street Studios in New York City, The Village Recorder, Cherokee Studios and The Producers Workshop in Los Angeles, CA from January - November 1979. The progressive rock bands’ follow up to their previous release “Animals”, is a concept album exploring themes of abandonment and isolation Waters feels. Never having known his own father, who is an RAF pilot during the second World War, is killed before he is born. It also explores the poor treatment Waters received at the hands of school teachers, feeling oppressed by his over protective mother, and the end of his first marriage. The concept for what becomes “The Wall” has its genesis in the 1977 “Animals” tour, with Waters feeling that there is an increasing barrier growing between himself and the bands’ fans. The albums’ minimalist artwork is designed by artist Gerald Scarfe and Roger Waters. When the band play the album for their US label CBS Records, they are initially “unimpressed” and are reluctant to release the ambitious twenty-six track two LP set. Waters eventually prevails in the project being released as intended. It is a huge critical and commercial success upon its release, becoming the largest selling album of 1980. It spins off three singles including “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” (#1 Pop) and “Run Like Hell” (#53 Pop). Pink Floyd launches an equally ambitious tour to reproduce their masterpiece on stage. The show features the band performing part of the show behind a forty foot tall wall of white cardboard bricks, that is gradually built up during their performance, as well as elaborate lighting and other stage props. Various animated sequences created by Gerald Scarfe are projected on the wall during certain songs. Because of the prohibitively high production costs, it is only performed in four cities (Los Angeles, CA, Uniondale, NY, Dortmund, West Germany and London, UK) on multiple nights, for a total of only thirty one performances. In spite of every show being sold out on the tour, Pink Floyd still loses nearly a million dollars on the venture. Plans to release complete footage of the concerts have been continually scotched by the band over the years, and to date only excerpts have been seen by the public. Audio from the London shows at Earls Court are released as the album “Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81” in March of 2000.  Reissued numerous times on CD and vinyl since the 80’s, it is most recently remastered and reissued on 180 gram vinyl in August of 2016. “The Wall” spends fifteen weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 23x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, earning a Double Diamond Certification.

@keyboardwizard here is Pete and Roger fighting over concept albums! This is how I imagine the argument would go haha! (I ran out of paper) •Waters: “Pinball wizards? Apocalyptic Woodstocks? Schizophrenic Mods? What were you smoking man!? I thought my band was supposed to be the drugged out nonsensical one!” •Townshend: “Ooooo look at me I’m Roger Waters! I’m so angsty and depressed all the bloody time! Ooo look how dark and political I am! At least my sociopolitical commentaries are more subtle and clever!” •Waters: “Yes, because the first thing that comes to mind when I hear an album about a deaf dumb and blind boy, who is inexplicably good at pinball - is the hypocrisy of organized religion.” •Townshend: “Oh would you rather me cram it down your throat 515,000 times?? When are you going to stop bitching about your crazy band mate, mummy issues and the government!? Talk about beating a dead horse man!” Hope you liked it!

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