Thursday, April 25, 2013
Whistle a Happy Tune
We're expanding the kiddos' repertoire of classic Broadway musicals. We watched My Fair Lady when Gommie was here and then King and I last weekend. Added to that, Mama often plays internet radio in the car, choosing a Broadway mix. On it, they've heard songs from South Pacific, Chicago, Mame, Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar, and others, which is in addition to all the shows we're played and/or watched with them (Sound of Music, Annie, Mary Poppins, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, Secret Garden, Into the Woods, etc.) They're even beginning to identify the album covers of original cast recordings! All of this has led to much piano playing, singing along, and repeats on the iPod. (Plus starting to read the original Secret Garden.) And much begging to go to NYC to see Phantom of the Opera. We'd like to take them to Lion King first, though, just our idea of the quintessential first Broadway experience. Before that, the local schools are doing a few musicals this spring that we'll try to go to. I hope it'll bring years of enjoyment, as it has for Mama and I as well as our own parents who took us to and played shows for us.