I keep meaning to post about AccuRadio's AccuBroadway station, and now I'm finally getting around to it. ANYWAY. AccuRadio's my favorite set of Internet radio stations, and a big reason why is because of their Broadway stations, all found under AccuBroadway, are awesome. They've got a gigantic selection, and they have a whole range of substations that are a lot of fun to listen to. Want to listen to just musicals from the 50s? Want to listen to just musicals currently on Broadway? Want to listen to just the overtures from shows? Want to listen to just the finales? Just revivals? There's substations for all of those, and there are a whole lot more as well.The stream quality is only 32 kbps, which is still listenable, and I've enjoyed listening to AccuBroadway as a way to discover new favorites and to revisit shows I haven't thought about in years.
Hi everyone!Sorry I haven't been around. I was lucky enough to spend the week in Spain and Portugal so haven't been spending too much time in LJ land. Anyway, we need a good nickname for the club since diagon_elite is opening soon for making new sig tags. It just seems that Hogwarts Elite's Musical Appreciation club won't look too good on them. Anyway, any ideas?
Masters and Mistresses of the theatre! I'm going for a Phantom theme on my LJ, but I need a quote and I can't pick. What's your favorite quote from the musical?EDITOh! How about:"Angel of Music, guide and guardian, grant to me your glory!"Yes, no?
Name: MysseHouse: GryffindorFavorite musicals: Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Camelot, Showboat, West Side Story, South PacificFavorite composers: Andrew Llyod Webber, George Gershwin, Ira GershwinFavorite songs: Someone to Watch Over Me, Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, On My OwnAre you a performer/stagehand/whatever? I was a lighting designer in high school, I play the piano, and I've been singing for as long as I can remember.How did you get into musical theater? My mother is a music teacher!What is your favorite thing about musical theater? EVERYTHING! Best musical theater experience? The very first time I saw Phantom. I was 14 and with a huge group of musicians. We were all in SIA (Summer Institure for the Arts) which was a summer program for artistically gifted middle and high school students. The overture was so powerful that it made me cry. It's been my favorite music ever since. :)
Hello Chickens! What a fab idea for a club!!!Name: AlexaHouse: RavenclawFavorite musicals: OMG where to start, Les Miserables, Miss Siagon, A Chorus Line, Blood Brothers, cabaret, grease, moulin rouge, starlight express, sunset boulevard, west side story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph, Oliver, Phantom, chitty chitty bang bang, five guys named moe, the rocky horror picture show, return to the forbidden planet, de-lovely, Fame, Our Day Out, guys and dolls, hair, hairspray, the lion king, a little night music, little shop of horrors, mamma mia, the music man, porgy and bess, the producers, rent, we will rock you, Favorite composers: Sondheim, without a dobt. I love stuff that Fosse was involved in I love Tim Rice, and so because of him Andrew Lloyd webber features prominetly in my list.Favorite songs: OMG I love them all! Especially ones that I can really sing along to. So generally songs for alto voice.Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever? musician, pit bands are my forte. and am dram performer, but not for a while.How did you get into musical theater? I have been since High School, it's the kind of thing that never goes away.What is your favorite thing about musical theater? the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd? Watching it I love the ability to get wrapped up in it. I have never watched blood brothers or miss siagon with out tears, they break my heart everytime! As a performer I love the backstage atmosphere and the camaradore (oh bad spelling) I just love it, how can people not?Best musical theater experience? Hmmm I recently did Fame. It still sticks in my head as it was so fabulous (and took over my life for a short while)Looking forward to hearing from the rest of you!Alexa x
Name: NiteshHouse: Of the Badgers.Favorite musicals: RENT, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Producers, Wicked... I think I'll stop there for now. Those are the ones that I really love, though I'm certian that I like countless others that I'm not thinking of.Favorite composers: *Shrug* No idea offhand.Favorite songs: I'd do one from every musical I said I liked, because I can.( No, seriously. You don't have to look.Collapse )Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever? Heck yeah.How did you get into musical theater? Through "Phantom of the Opera". It was my transition musical to all my musical obsessions now (meaning RENT).What is your favorite thing about musical theater? Becoming someone else, and telling your story in a completely unrealistic way, though it has a meaning that couldn't be heard through spoken word.Best musical theater experience? Doing "Once on This Island" with my highschool. Awesome fun.WHOOO YEAH why didn't I think of this. I love musicals way too much.
Name: rikuroxmysoxHouse:RavenclawFavorite musicals:Wicked, Rent, Les Miserables, Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, Phantom, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Sweeny Todd, The King and I...etcFavorite composers: Rogers and Hammerstein, SondheimFavorite songs: Everyone's a little bit rascist, What you own, Tango: Maureen, What is this Feeling, Dancing through Life, Now I have everything, One Song Glory...Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever? umm...at best a silent role for like 2 seconds but mainly stage hand...How did you get into musical theater? I think it had something to do with when I got the Sound of Music on VHS and watched it WAY too much.. but a long timeWhat is your favorite thing about musical theater? Just being there seeing the show and listening to the music ... Best musical theater experience? I'd have to say my massive 6 show-4 day trip to NY with one of my best friends and my mom after I graduated High School. We hit up a bunch of raffles and the smaller tkts booth... Fiddler, Chicago, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Phantom and Rent. Best way to spend all that hard earned cash XD
Name: JenHouse: HufflpuffFavorite musicals: Wicked, Les Miserables, Aida, Ragtime, Jekyll and HydeFavorite composers: It varies...there isn't really one composer I like more than the rest.Favorite songs: "For Good", "The Wizard and I", "Defying Gravity", "One Day More", "Finale" from Les Miserables, "What you Own"Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever? I used to act, but now I'm just an avid fan.How did you get into musical theater? I've been seeing shows with my mom since I was a kid, so it was just always there.What is your favorite thing about musical theater? The experience of seeing a show is so much more emotional and moving than watching anything on TV.Best musical theater experience? Acting: Playing Mama in Bye Bye Birdie. There's nothing that's quite as much fun as being the comic relief in a show. Viewing: Seeing Wicked on Broadway with the OBC. It was really, really, REALLY amazing.
Name: Sarah ElizabethHouse: HufflepuffFavorite musicals: Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Hairspray, RENT, Into the Woods, Company, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Avenue Q, The Fiddler on the RoofFavorite composers: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen SondheimFavorite songs: 'Good Morning Baltimore' from Hairspray, 'Angel of Music' from Phantom of the Opera, 'If I can't love her' from Beauty and the Beast, and 'Out Tonight' from RENT.Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever? I'm a performer. I've been in six shows, thus far, including Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Fiddler on the Roof.How did you get into musical theater? Well, I've liked things like Annie and the Sound of Music since I was really little, but it was really when I got into high school that I got really into it.What is your favorite thing about musical theater? I just love singing. Hence why I'm a vocal major in college.Best musical theater experience? It would have to be the last performance of Fiddler on the Roof this summer. It was the greatest thing ever. There is nothing like a final, perfect performance. :)
Welcome everyone to the Musical Theater Appreciation Club here at Hogwarts...which shall be dubbed MTAC until someone comes up with a better nickname.Well, I have never maintained a community before or even participated in a club at Hogwarts_Elite, so this is all new to me. Please put up with all the stupid things I'll probably do.So, on with the show...What's this club for? Discussing musical theater of course! West End, Broadway, local productions, cast recordings...we don't discriminate.Just to get the ball rolling, I have a survey for all new members to fill out:Name:House:Favorite musicals:Favorite composers:Favorite songs:Are you a performer/stagehand/whatever?How did you get into musical theater?What is your favorite thing about musical theater?Best musical theater experience?( My answersCollapse )Alright...let's have some fun!