On Sunday, my boyfriend and I spent the frigid NYC Valentine’s Day at Disaster!, which just began previews on February 9th. We couldn’t stop laughing throughout the show, and left the theater humming 1970s music.
Disaster is set in 1979 New York City on a floating casino called the Barracuda. It is quickly reveals that Tony Delvecchio (Roger Bart), the owner of the casino, cut corners when it came to safety measures on the boat. Noted disaster expert, Ted Schneider (Seth Rudetsky), warns those on board the ship that a massive earthquake is imminent. Continue reading
1. Say It Somehow from The Light in the Piazza
Ever since the first time I heard this song, I’ve considered it one of the most romantic songs I’ve ever heard. This song (and musical) express the idea that love can transcend language barriers.
2. What You Mean to Me from Finding Neverland
If you know me, you know that I love Finding Neverland. This song stuck with me from the first time I saw the show. The melody is simple and beautiful. I love how as the song goes on, the lyrics indicate that Sylvia and J.M. Barrie are more and more able to express their feelings for each other.
3. You Matter to Me from Waitress
Sara Bareilles is a genius when it comes to writing beautiful music, and this is certainly no exception. This song is quite simply about how everybody just wants to matter to someone.
On Friday Night, I saw School of Rock the Musical for a second time. The show is so fun. I left singing the music, and my boyfriend left the show talking about how much he wanted to play his guitars.
School of Rock is based on the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name. The story centers around Dewey Finn, a washed up wannabe rocker, who pretends to be his roommate in order to earn money as a substitute teacher. Dewey knows nothing about teaching, but discovers that his students can play music. Their musical talents are put to use when they form a band to enter a prestigious “Battle of the Bands” competition. Continue reading