After nearly five years of blogging, I’ve made a lot of really great blogging friends. Not all of them blog about music, but all of them have a unique perspective to share. Throughout the year, I’m inviting them to guest post on The Good Groupie and share music they’re passionate about. Today, meet my favorite party planner and greeting card maker, Chrystina Noel, who is sharing her love of musicals.
Growing up my parents didn’t listen to much music. As far as bands and pop stars go, the only people I knew existed before the age of seven were Whitney Houston and Peter, Paul & Mary. Instead, I grew up on musicals. When there was music playing it was usually the Andrew Lloyd Webber greatest hits CD; I grew up on songs from “Phantom of the Opera”, “Cats”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Aspects of Love”. I fell in love with full orchestras, belting voices and songs that tell stories.
Not everybody’s eyes light up when they hear the word “musical”, sometimes they comes with the connotation of being corny, unbearably long or boring. Today I want to share with you five musicals that I think will help change your mind.
So you may find yourself wondering, why bother listening to musicals if you haven’t before? I’m glad you asked. [Read more…]