So I've been meaning to ask about Groundhog Day, I want to know in detail how good is the show? It's just that I don't live in the states.... 😶😶😶
Okay I’ve been sitting on this ask for like three days because I’m a MORON but I’m finally gonna make an attempt and basically kind turn this into a Why Everyone Should Listen to/See Groundhog Day and try to avoid too many staging spoilers in the process.
I’m gonna start talking about the score because that’s how most people are gonna get into the show. The songs are all incredibly ranging genre-wise, going from pop to rock to folk to even a 6 minute instrumental funk tune with a guitar solo. And yet somehow it’s all brilliantly tied together with gorgeous repeating melodies and honestly really deep lyrics that sometimes you have to listen to several times in order to even understand double meanings of. The finale is an incredibly beautiful and emotional song that genuinely makes me cry like,, every time I listen to it, and the funny songs are so insanely clever and hilarious. And then there’s Hope which,,, is extremely dark but pure genius.
Seeing the show live is also an incredible experience and hopefully if the bootleg leaks there’ll be more people who get into the show who don’t have the opportunity to go to New York because there’s so much going on with the staging and set and lighting that is just?? Absolutely brilliant. Groundhog Day obviously is a musical that required a lot of thought to put on stage because of the nature of the movie. Without the ability to just re-shoot the same scene over and over, it’s incredible how well they used choreography and lighting to communicate that same idea, while always managing to change it slightly in order to never make the show feel boring or repetitive. It’s math and it’s genius.
This is also such an incredibly well-rounded show emotionally which I think is what really sets it apart from most other shows I’ve seen. Some scenes in act 1 are genuinely so funny that they often have to pause before they can sing the next song because the audience will start cheering for a long time over one line of dialogue (see: Nobody Cares and the diner scene after Philandering). But then act 2 starts off with a very real and powerful song from Nancy, and immediately from there jumps into Hope which is the most intense song I’ve ever seen. The character of Phil goes through an insane amount of character development brilliantly executed by Andy that makes you both cry laughing and genuinely cry over as he goes through dark times in act 2, and several other characters are highlighted and developed a lot further than they are in the movie (Rita, Nancy and Ned). Overall the show delivers a lot of really powerful messages about appreciating life and those around you while dealing with the inevitability of the end of life and how to make the best use of the time you’ve got. It’s honestly really brilliant in every way, and I heavily encourage everyone to please go listen to this show.
Hello! I am looking for someone to talk to, as I live in the middle of nowhere (no wifi, its crazy!) and it gets very lonely.
I love the sport of fencing, and quidditch. I love to read sy-fi and
fiction. I am a transboy, and actually lived in New Zealand for most of
my life. Green Day, Fall Out Boy, A R I Z O N A, Portugal. The Man,
P!ATD, and Paramore are some of my favourite bands.
If you are from a different culture thats actually really cool, as I
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mail, as I don’t have wifi at my house, but through tumblr/email is
totally okay too, if thats what you’d prefer. (oh gee, that sounded
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