Hello! Welcome to Episode 10 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re joined by our friend Jenny Guy (@jennegui) from Tulsa Project Theatre as we try not to sing our way through one of our favorite topics: Musicals!
Why do we love musicals?
A lot of people really passionately hate musicals (including members of our own families), but we all love musical theatre because the songs help us express feelings that are too big for words.
We also love that musicals often tackle tough issues and are an approachable way to broaden our worldly horizons.
The atrocities that are live TV musicals
We won’t beat around the bush – we really struggle with these live TV musicals.
The Sound of Music Live! was one of the first and sadly, not the last.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is one of the more recent. We love John Legend, but…we have a really hard time with some of the questionable casting in these particular shows.
Some of our favorite shows
Jenny and I also hate Megan a little because she gets to see Dear Evan Hansen soon.
None of us liked La La Land and would like it stricken from the record.
Other stuff we mentioned in this episode
Behold the taco cake that Megan made for her son’s birthday:
Check out Episode 3, where we talk about anxiety and how we manage ours.
If we thought Cats was weird, though, let’s just take a look at the synopsis of Starlight Express. God bless Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Jenny has a particular soft spot for Hugh Jackman singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.
Disney is putting out a live-action version of Lady and the Tramp that we can’t wait for.
And don’t forget to watch David Harbour in the SoulCycle SNL sketch.