Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Getting Rocked

Part of the reason we went on such a long trip (it's over now, sadly) is that we wanted to stretch it so we'd be somewhere cool for our 2nd wedding anniversary (no, this is not a lame attempt at getting cards or gifts). And boy, were we ever somewhere cool for our anniversary: London. Not just London, but the West End, in the Dress Circle of the Dominian Theatre, along with a housefull of glowstick-waving Brits.
Is there a better way to say "I Love You" than through the music of Queen? I didn't think so.
When God first invented the musical, he linked popular songs together with a loose and silly narrative in the form of the musical revue. Then came The Story Musical, where composers worked with scriptwriters to create music that moved the narrative along. It was a revolution. Luckily, the revolution is over. Luckily, people who grew up listening to ABBA and The Beach Boys can listen to their favorite songs again, with live dancing and millions of dollars of costume and set pieces. The counter revolution is here.
And it was only a matter of time before someone made a musical out of Queen's greatest hits.


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