I invited my middle schooler to join me for the opening night of Finding Neverland the Musical in Cincinnati. He shared with me his favorite parts about the play and I’m passing them on to you.
WICKED is a Broadway Musical that appeals to all ages and a bucket list worthy Broadway play.
How do I even begin to share how amazing Beautiful – The Carol King Musical is?
I vaguely knew about Carol King’s music because I have memories of my mom humming along to her songs in the kitchen when they played on the radio. Watching the musical stirred up memories of her and a deeper connection for the emotions behind the songs.
I think most people in the audience felt connected to Carol’s songs in some way, whether her music was from their generation or their parents’. I will warn you that you will want to download her album “Tapestry” after watching the musical if don’t already have it. The cast did a fantastic job of conveying the story behind the songs, which will make you love them even more.
I didn’t know much about Something Rotten prior to the watching the Broadway play and I actually preferred it that way because every moment was such a treat. The laughs are non-stop from beginning to end with subtle pop culture references throughout. You don’t need a lot of Shakespeare knowledge prior to the show to enjoy all of the references about him. The play has something for everyone with great dance numbers, fun songs, romance, jealousy, and lovable characters. Trust me when I say that you will love it!
Disney’s animated version of The Little Mermaid came out when I was around 11 years old in 1989. I LOVED that movie when I was a kid, which made taking my 10 year old son to see the Broadway version of a classic a full circle moment.
Sometimes I enjoy watching a play without any preconceived ideas. I didn’t know much about A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder prior to the performance, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was so lighthearted and FUN!
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a Broadway play that keeps getting better over time. I think that I enjoyed it even more the second time I watched it. The powerful music is both beautiful and haunting, which will leave an impression on you long after the performance ends.