Sunday, September 20, 2009

Life is a Musical

We won't always admit to it - but secretly, we all love a bit of drama, don't we?

Not the frustrating dramas that happen in life, but the little things that keep us on our toes. It makes life more colorful, more interesting. For example, I love a good musical or play. The color, the music, the emotion... it would be so boring if the two main characters fell in love without any obstacles. What would Romeo and Juliet be without the Montague/Capulet feuds?

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Some people love going to concerts to see their favorite band perform live. Some would rather go see their favorite comedian telling jokes on stage. Others like to cheer for their favorite basketball team from their season seats. While all of those are awesome experiences - my favorite has always been a night out to the theatre. The whole experience of getting dressed up, finding your seats, and then watching a scene unfold before your very eyes... it's so unlike anything else.

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I'm sorry that my photos aren't from actual musicals. But I like how they turned out, and they really represent how a night at the theatre makes me feel. What's your favorite form of entertainment?

(PS. The winner of the Peacock Shop giveaway is Phoenix, Congrats!)

24 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

Oh, I love
Setting the Scene!!

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

My favorite form of entertainment? It's got to be film! I am totally movie obsessed and a good one really can be like magic. But I also adore a good Broadway show. I was obsessed with Les Miserables when I was little. Actually, I still might be.

Anna Ander said...

I love going to the opera, but rarely find myself there more than once a year (if that). My favourite moment is right before the curtains are drawn, while everyone in the orchestra are tuning their instruments. Best sound in the world!

Lily G. said...

My favorite form of entertainment has got to be going to the theater or going to a sports arena, mainly football and basketball.

Carol said...

I LOVE going to musicals! I saw Singin' In The Rain in person and they had real rain coming down on the stage, it was awesome!

Jaime said...

Haha drama does make the world go round sometimes...

Hilary Leister said...

AHH! When I saw the title of your post, I was so happy! I'm going to keep telling myself that my blog inspired it... (hehe) :)

Dionne said...

Oh I saw Singing in the Rain too, Carol! I LOVED it!

Hahaha, and yes Hilary, let's say your blog did, hehehehe.

Little Miss Tiara said...

tiara always loves orchestra and/or any musical show, including concert and gigs, and sometimes night clubs, hehe... I sure love dramas, hmm...

Kaye Prince said...

My favourite forms of entertainment would have to be going to the movies and hockey games. Alex and I actually just went to Toronto's first exhibition game )against the Bruins) of the upcoming season; we had a blast!

Maki said...

I would love to see Singing in the Rain!!

I love going to the movies and concerts, as well as baseball game/hockey games and see Cirque de Soleil when they are in FL. And good musical. One of my favorite is Phantom of the Operah... I was bawling my eyes out after the show. It was such a powerful experience!!!

Tender Branson said...

My favorite is music, usually not movies or plays with music but I do love me some Little Shop of Horrors and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. That's some musicals that I can get into.

Annie said...

answer to your first question...yes, i think we ALL secretly enjoy a lil drama ;) preferably not our own!

i haven't been to a musical or a play since high school :( i really should get to one though.

my favorite types of entertainment is an outdoor concert at the zoo in our state. love them! always a blast no matter who i am there with ;)

the Lost Earring said...

Beautiful photos! Love them all, especially the piano. Gosh, I love entertainment in many forms, so it's very hard to choose. I get really excited over a good basketball game. Plays are great, especially children's productions of favorites like Peter & the Wolf, The Nutcracker, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I think my favorite is going to the movies. We have lots of old gorgeous theaters in Seattle, complete with velvet curtains, ornate ceilings, and creaky hardwood floors. I love the moment just before the start of the film, when you're sitting in the dark wondering where you're about to go. It's an individual experience, and a group experience, which is really neat to me :)

the Lost Earring said...

PS You've been photo tagged :)

http://thelostearring.blogspot.com/2009/09/photo-tag-grace.html

Dash said...

My favourite form of entertainment would be an even toss between stand up comedy and theatre. I absolutely love them and they put a smile on my face for weeks. Dont u feel the same?:)

Phoenix said...

Those photos are gorgeous, as usual. Girl, you have so much talent! My favorite form of entertainment is usually movies -- comedies, of course!!

And thank you SO much for the peacock giveway! I'm so excited to have won, wheee!

Kristin said...

I love going to shows with the hubs. We don't like the same kind of music, but we go to each other's favs. That's what love's all about I think!!

iheartkiwi said...

i love musicals... phantom is coming to town and i am dying to go (for the third time) i just can't get enough.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE the opera glasses! This is one of my favorites of your drawings!

Kris said...

I love movies and theater. Can't really decide between the two. I can't wait for Dirty Dancing to make it to Broadway though, and for oscar season!

Tambria said...

My favorite form of enterntainment is going to a concert. One of the best concerts that I've ever attended was the GREAT Prince! He is one of the greatest performers. I cried, cheered, screamed like nobody's business and had the best time of my life.

It was really a moving experience because my mother saw Prince perform years ago when he first broke out in the music industry (late 70s). I had the opportunity to see this great creature perform all these many years later. He still possesses the ability to capture his audience. Purple Rain was the last song of his performance! It was awesome.

Claudia said...

Hi!

I love you illustrations! These photos are stunning!! For me, my favorite form of entertainment is probably a good movie!
Keep up the wonderful work!

Eric said...

I think you know mine. It's totally theatre. It's so awesome to see a great actor live and unedited. Theatre is acting's original form.