Hi there, this week is musical week! Music has always been a major part of my life starting with loving everything from pop to opera as a child,but musicals in particular has always been my favourite part of the music genre. I was brought up with seeing a musical every school holidays from when I was 4-10 and I guess that is where my love of them has come from. Apparently I would turn down two movies and a dinner out for a musical! (And secretly admit that I would still choose them.)
The reason I’ve always loved musicals is the combination of music plus a performance to see and obsess over. They also sustain a large story through the music in a way that songs don’t, making me a weak link for any form of musical performance. Which is why I frequently say Damn You Ryan Murphy… So this week will be covering a variety of musicals from Broadway, West End and on Film. Each night I’ll be covering a musical that originated in these theaters and film, including the greats such as Rent, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Spring Awakening, Chess, Cats and Rocky Horror. I have a few film spots still open so please tweet @MusNZ if you’d like a film covered!
Anyway, here is the playlist. I’ll be spotlighting my favourite songs from each musical and will add others songs that I feel are good into the playlist. If there are any favourite musical songs you like, please add them!