The Tony’s inspire a nostalgic mood in me. It stirs up memories from my musician days and renews my love for musicals (not that it needs renewing, my favorite Spotify stations are ‘Wicked’ and ‘Disney’). I played the alto sax from 4th grade all the way to graduation day in high school and strong harmonies and melodies are embedded within my being. I am a ballad girl at heart, I think seeing Cats when I was seven years old solidified that fact (dancing cats, that sing! 7-year-old mind blown) and I’ve been addicted ever since.
I’ve seen most of the tony-winning musicals from the past 10 years and I never miss a chance to see more (or to re-see ones I’ve already seen). Watching the Tony’s lets me be a nerd for a couple hours, allowing me to get my musical fix. I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job (even though NPH was born to host every year), and as usual the opening number blew my socks off!
Cats is still up there as one of my favs, along with any piece of music Andrew Lloyd Webber has ever touched. And the Tony’s let me see the best acts from the best musicals and plays out there right now – its like one giant trailer for the best Broadway has to offer. Did you guys watch, does anyone else out there have a weird musical addiction?