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The Broadway Musical Tag Revival

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Like many shows that grace the Great White Way, I’m giving the Broadway Musical Tag a revival to see how my tastes have changed since then.

A Musical You Dislike 

Dear Evan Hansen. It is so very problematic with an unlikeable protagonist that twists people’s grief in his favor. There are much better musicals that depict mental health and coming-of-age stories in more accurate and meaningful ways. 

A Musical You Think Is Overrated

I’m going with Be More Chill. It is widely popular with teenagers and in my opinion, it is not a good show at all. Maybe I’m just getting old and coming-of-age stories don’t resonate anymore, but I couldn’t even find appreciation for the music or what they were trying to do. I spent my attempt getting into it cringing.

A Musical You Think Is Underrated

Sticking with Next to Normal, It won a Pullitzer and yet people still aren’t aware of it!

A Musical You Love

I adore Hadestown and shall keep it close to my heart forever. 

A Musical You Cherish

Hamilton. I’ve talked about how Hamilton helped me through a really rough time before, and because of that I’ll always keep Hamilton close and cherished. 

A Musical You Have On Repeat

I haven’t really had one on repeat recently. I had a couple of moments of listening to full albums, including Wicked and Heathers, but nothing on repeat.

A Musical You’d Want To Be In

I still don’t act or sing and I stopped dancing years ago, so being in a musical is just not in the cards for me. 

A Musical That Made You Fall In Love With Broadway

When I initially answered this tag I chose Phantom of the Opera, which still holds true for when I initially fell in love with broadway. However, I fell out of enjoying musicals for a while until one musical sparked the love again. And that musical is Hamilton. 

A New Musical You Want To Learn More About

I was looking up what new musicals have opened recently, and one that caught my eye is Paradise Square. It is about the denizens of a saloon in 1863 New York who are brought together and torn apart by the war raging between the north and south. Previews for its broadway opening start in February, so I’ll keep an eye out for a cast album. 

A Musical That Changed Your Life

I still say Hamilton. It gave me something to enjoy and be excited about when I was struggling.

A Guilty Pleasure Musical

I am becoming a person who isn’t guilty about what I enjoy, so I can’t really pinpoint one musical that is a guilty pleasure specifically. 

Favorite Movie Adaptation of a Musical

I’ve actually ranked all the adaptations I’ve seen, and my favorite thus far is Tick, Tick…Boom!

First Musical You Saw Live

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Saw it at a dinner theater with my family in my middle school years.

Favorite Musical You’ve Seen Live

Probably Hamilton, but I also want to say The Band’s Visit because it was such a lovely show and so nice to take my brother and see him loving it so much.

A Musical You Want to See Live

HADESTOWN! And it will happen next year because the tour will be in Los Angeles in April so I will be present I guarantee it.

A Musical You Want To See Specifically on Broadway

I’ll take any musical honestly. But I still stand by my original answer of The Lion King.


Want to do this tag? Here are the prompts:

  1. A Musical You Dislike
  2. A Musical You Think Is Overrated
  3. A Musical You Think Is Underrated
  4. A Musical You Love
  5. A Musical You Cherish
  6. A Musical You Have On Repeat
  7. A Musical You’d Want To Be In
  8. A Musical That Made You Fall In Love With Broadway
  9. A New Musical You Want To Learn More About
  10. A Musical That Changed Your Life
  11. A Guilty Pleasure Musical
  12. Favorite Movie Adaptation of a Musical
  13. First Musical You Saw Live
  14. Favorite Musical You’ve Seen Live
  15. A Musical You Want to See Live
  16. A Musical You Want To See Specifically on Broadway
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