Thursday, September 29, 2011

The community who watches musicals together stays together.

There's a very large outdoor mall around here and they're showing old movies out on their grassy knoll on Thursday nights.  Tonight was Singin' in the Rain so Katie and I headed over.  I cannot pass up Singin' in the Rain.  It is one of my favorites.  Also, I cannot pass up watching a movie outside on a balmy autumn night while eating Mexican food.  Perfect?  If a Slurpee had been involved it would have been.

The group sitting next to us were clearly super fans.  You know how much I love super fans.  One of the guys was laughing at (and I'm not exaggerating) every single funny line, like it was his first time seeing it, and also like he was drunk, which I don't think he was.  I am a big proponent of communal events such as this for the simple reason that people who go to these types of things go with the intent of enjoying themselves.  It makes for a nice crowd.

It's Victoria Gardens if any of you locals are interested.  Next week is Casablanca, if you'd like to join us.  The movie starts around 6:45.

Because I'm curious, what is your favorite musical?  Mine - The Sound of Music.  Duh.

12 comments:

April and Wes said...

Okay... I just informed Wes we are having a date night and joining you. Please send me the info: apriljaleman@gmail.com. How much? Where exactly? And, did you know Casablanca is my favorite classic? Found memory of mine is watching this film for the first time in 2005 outside on hard concrete steps with the tower of London behind me. Oh, sweet memories!

Chris and Gina said...

So glad you had a chance to use "grassy knoll". I know it's one of your favorites. We should go to Dallas.

Stephanie said...

"Music Man" is one of the greats - but then there is "Singin' in the Rain," "Sound of Music," "The King and I," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and "Oklahoma." I can't choose. Don't make me!

Bronwyn James said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. But Oklahoma climbed the ladder significantly after realizing what a funny song "Poor Judd is Dead" is.

Wendy said...

Well, I just don't think the appeal of curtains for clothes ever lessens, so I'm with you.
P.S. I was sitting in the chiropractor's office last night and they forgot I was in there so I spent about a half hour watching Tyra Banks' biography on E!. You've probably seen it. It's full of insights like, "I think I'm a perfectionist because if it goes bad, it's on me. If it goes good, it's on me."

Andrea said...

We went to see West Side Story last night here at the ASU theater. It was pretty good and now Andrew likes to walk around the house and snap his fingers just like the Jets.

I'd have to agree with you, The Sound of Music is my all time favorite. We would watch it all the time as kids and I dreamed of someday having a pretty dress like Liesl's and dance around in a gazebo. Sadly, that never happened.

Elizabeth Loyle said...

I am very much of the opinion that theatre in it's many forms is a massive benefit to society at large as well as communities - it's how I chose where to live.

My favourite musical is Guys and Dolls by the way

Rach said...

Is it weird that one of my very favorites is "Man of La Mancha?" I have never seen the movie, but I've seen it on stage and think the music is fabulous. If we're looking at movies, I'm kind of torn between "Sound of Music," "Oklahoma," and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," although I think just the wedding scene in Sound of Music gives it the edge. What little girl didn't want a train on her wedding dress a mile long? And, of course, there's "Wicked" which is my favorite newer musical that I've seen on stage. I guess I just love a lot of musicals. I wish they did those sing-alongs here. I would be there in a costume.

Amy said...

I'm so sad that I missed "Singing in the Rain." That is my favorite musical, hands down. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a close second. Oh, and have you seen "Flower Drum Song?" It's a goodie!

The Other Mary said...

Favorite musical? Hmmm...

My Fair Lady
Les Miz
Beauty and the Beast (Broadway)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (which I have not seen but I adore the music too much to not include)

And...I don't know.

Hmm....Singing in the Rain and Music Man are definitely up there!

Empress of Venus said...

I do love "King and I", but my top 3 are "Wicked", "Sweeney Todd," and "Fiddler On the Roof". I have the feeling there's lots of others I'm forgetting, like "My Turn On Earth" and that one episode of Buffy.

teresa p said...

As always, I'm late to the game (doing my big blog reading catch-up), but I know you don't mind :)

My two favorite musicals are Gigi and Brigadoon. Not as well known, but just as amazing as all the others listed. Great, now I've got Maurice Chevalier singing "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" in my head.

I do love Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, too. Especially the dance scenes.