I thought it would be time to tell a little about my history with musicals.
story begins at the end of 2006. I was watching AMVs (Anime Music
Videos) on YouTube when there was a video with a song that stucked in my
head. I just played it on repeat for goodness knows how many times.
Nowadays I can’t stand the version of that song. It was from The Phantom of the Opera (2004). And it was the title song.
Well I continued my Phantom-obsession. I read the original book by Gaston Leroux. And then I got to see the movie.
loved it back then. It’s visually beautiful movie. And the score. I
still love Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music. But the singers aren’t that
was the start of the great obsession. I continued with The Phantom of
the Opera. I got to listen the Original London cast Recording, but back
then I didn’t like it. Nowadays I love it. Michael Crawford makes
awesome Phantom. The Phantom of the Opera was my first musical. And it’s
still my favorite musical.
In July 2010 I travelled to London. To West End. For the first time. I saw only one show but it changed everything.
twice which musical I saw. Yes, it was The Phantom. And that night was
perfect. I’ve been a huge fan of Gina Beck since that day. She was
Christine on that night. Other wise the show just blew my mind.
the summer 2010 I heard that Wicked would be in Finland in autumn. I
wasn’t that interested. But when I heard that many people had liked it, I
decided to go to watch it. In January 2011 I saw it in Helsinki
citytheatre. Maybe I will write someday about the change that Wicked
made in me. Well, it was great to see that musical again in May.
autumn 2011 I saw couple of musicals. Next to Normal, Les Misérables,
The Sound of Music, Striking 12, the 25th Anniversary of The Phantom of
the Opera... Since September 2011 I’ve seen at least one musical per
month. Some of them have made me think of myself and what I want to be.
One of them made an awesome adventure in my life.
time I’ll go to see Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires) in
Seinäjoki. Then it’s time for Kristina från Duvemåla. And then? Some great musicals in autumn (like Jesus Christ Superstar, Next to Normal in Vaasa, HAIR, Aladdin and RENT).