I’ve been watching and listening to the soundtracks of musicals for about eight years now, and I have my middle school English teacher to thank for that. She was the one who introduced me to the show that got me interested interests in musicals in the first place.
I’ve also been in a considerable number of them. Therefore, it is fair to say that musicals have been a huge part of my life.
In light of this, I thought that I would go through the various musicals that I’ve either seen or listened to and offer a one-line summary of all of them. If you want to know which musicals you might like to see and which you do not, then this is the right place for you. These are my one-line summaries of the musicals that I’ve engaged with:
Wicked-Be nice to your roommate.
Sound of Music-Wait, what religion is Maria again?
The Music Man-Your kids are going morally insane and music will fix that.
School of Rock-Your kids are boring and music will fix that.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat-I’m confused. Is God in this story or not?
Lion King-It’s amazing what a little face paint can do.
Mary Poppins-How to exceed the expectations of your boss and tick him off at the same time.
Hamilton-A show performed by Democrats celebrating the Federalist defeat of the Democrats.
Be More Chill-If someone dares you to swallow a computer chip, don’t do it.
The Book of Mormon-Bad philosophical arguments put to catchy music…also Olaf was in it.
Newsies-Inflation impacts kids too.
Frozen-Isolating your children can cause trauma, but could potentially solve climate change.
Encanto-Bruno will not be silenced.
Mamma Mia-Solving a problem caused by fornication with more fornication and getting drunk.
Beetlejuice the musical– Possession not depression.
Aladdin-Is Robin Williams in this version?
Hairspray-A show named after a hair product but is actually about racial tension.
Legally Blonde-Anyone can get into Harvard.
The Greatest Showman-P.T. Barnum would love this movie…that is if he financially benefitted from it.
Les Miserables-The best show in world history.