I have always loved stage musicals. And over the next few months I will be awash with them! Usually I manage to locate only one or two a year and that's definitely not enough for a fan like me.
For years, my fave stage musical was "42nd Street". I saw about six different productions of it. Surprisingly, the Palmerston North version had more vim and verve to it than the New York version that starred Shirley Jones.
But then in Auckland, some years ago, I saw "Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the musical", and I lost my heart. Such a fun show.
I booked to see the brand new production of it in Las Vegas but the musical got taken off after only three weeks and I got a refund. Huh? Taken off in Vegas? The sin capital of America? Vegas, that purportedly loves ostrich feathers and glitter, of which "Priscilla has an abundance? Sigh, Cirque De Soleil has such a hold there.
Anyway, soon I will be seeing "Priscilla", again in Auckland. Followed the very next day with "Billy Elliot - the musical", and next month in Wellington there will be "Sister Act - the musical". Oh, and I'm flying to Melbourne for "Matilda"!
My cup runneth over.