Love Never Dies on Broadway

Hi Love Bug,

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Who doesn’t love Phantom of the Opera?! It’s one of the longest running shows on Broadway.  Did you know that you don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite masked man?  That’s right!  Love Never Dies is the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, and lucky for you, it’s on tour now!  Here are five reasons you should be running to the box office to see this amazing show!

5. The Inclusion

I love diversity and anything that goes against the norm.  Since this play incorporates a circus show, many of the actors are represented in unusual ways.  I felt this was a great way to promote diversity amongst others!

4. The Costuming

If you know me, you know I love anything vintage.  Since this takes place in the year 1907, you can imagine how vintage the costumes have to be.  The materials used for the dresses and suits is rich in color and looks elegant and beautiful.  I love how it all comes together with the stage backgrounds and props.  This stunning display is reason enough to see this show.

3. The Quirkiness

There is quite a bit of quirkiness to this show.  I guess this goes with the inclusion of characters and the way they portray them.  I really enjoyed it because there aren’t very many shows that are constructed in an artsy/quirky way.  The sound effects and cool features made everything look really neat.  For example, there is a scene full of mirrors, just like you would see in a fun house at a carnival.  When the actors are within the glass mirrors, it give off a really cool effect on the stage!

2. The Storyline

The Phantom graces us with his presence again as he takes us to Coney Island in the early 1900s, ten years after he has disappeared.  Here, he feels at home as he is sharing his music and living among the un-normal.  The only thing he longs for is his relationship with his true love, Christine.  She is struggling with her marriage to Raoul, so she accepts and invite to perform and a renowned opera house where the Phantom and he reunite!

1. The Singing

Opera singing isn’t always my favorite genre, however, I can appreciate it when relevant. The singing in this play is by far better than any play I have ever seen.  I was so taken back by the beauty of the voices of the cast, especially Rachel Anne Moore, who played the role of Christine.  It will truly take your breath away!

 

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Head on over and grab your tickets now before the show ends!

Have you seen Love Never Dies?  What did you think?  Comment below!

XO, NAT

Disclosure:  All images and opinions are my own.

Sound of Music on Broadway

Hey There Love Bug,

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A few months ago I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite films of all time come to life on the Broadway stage.  The Sound of Music is a classic tale and one that has been shared through many generations.  The North American tour of this beloved musical is well underway, and if you’re pondering whether or not to snag tickets, I’m here to tell you to stop wondering and start purchasing!  Here are five reasons why you’ll love The Sound of Music on Broadway!

5. The Storyline

If you’re like me, I hate when recreations of classics are altered from the original masterpiece.  The Sound of Music stuck with the original storyline through every concept from start to finish.  Guests will go through Maria’s journey of whether or not to become a nun.  She is given the position to become a nanny to the Von Trapp children whose father is a widowed military man.  She eventually falls in love with him, but not before building a strong bond with his children first.  The musical is totally in sync with the original film, so my smile never left my face!

4. The Set

This classic film took place in an era long ago, so it can definitely be difficult to recreate such a timeless generation.  I have to say, the set department blew me away with their work!  I truly felt like I stepped into a time machine.  The attention to detail in the background as well as the Von Trapp mansion is jaw dropping.  You would think you’re really there!

3. The humor

This tale isn’t always smiles and warm hearted.  There are moments that will make viewers upset or feel sorry for some characters.  What I love about the musical is that there are many knee slapping moments that lighten the mood.  It’s a great balance to the feelings you will get when watching the show!

2. The Music

Who doesn’t love music from Roger & Hammerstein?!  This dynamic duo nailed the beautiful songs in this show.  I love how there are originals like the ever so popular, “My Favorite Things” and “The Sound of Music”, but I also love how some new songs were included to spice the show up!

1. The Kids

As a teacher, I’m all about the kids and this show casted some truly incredible talent with the little Von Trapps.  The acting and singing that came out of those wee little ones was magnificent.  They alone, make the show worth seeing!  Nothing like starting off a love for theater with little ones!

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Don’t wait!  Check out The Sound of Music on tour now!  Have you seen this stellar show?  What did you think?  Comment below!

XO, NAT

 

Disclosure:  All images and opinions are my own.

 

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