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    My recommendations My recommendations Presentation Transcript

    • My Recommendations
    • Director’s Note
      • This slideshow includes every show that I believe to be a “must-see.”
      • Though some of these musicals are no longer running on Broadway, many continue to tour and others are performed in smaller theatres.
    • Next to Normal
      • This 2010 show puts a comical spin on one woman’s dark struggle to cope with the loss of her son, while trying to provide for her family despite her severe bipolar disorder.
      • Next to Normal’s modern rock music will blow you away, and its unique plot will make you laugh, cheer, and possibly be brought to tears.
      • Official Broadway Website
    • Spring Awakening
      • This 2006 musical tells the story of life in the 1800s for adolescent schoolboys in Germany.
      • Their dark path to finding themselves and learning about what life is all about is accompanied by emotion-filled music that will never be forgotten.
      • NY Times Review
    • Avenue Q
      • This 2003 musical, often referred to as the “X-Rated Sesame Street,” reveals the truths about real life in a nothing short of hysterical way.
      • The catchy music combined with the perfected comical timing, and unique use of puppetry, produce the ideal feel-good musical.
      • Official Broadway Website
    • The Phantom of the Opera
      • Phantom’s London debut in 1986 sparked the beginning of the longest – running musical in Broadway history.
      • This musical, based on the original novel by Gaston Leroux, tells the tale of a young opera singer who becomes the fixation of a mystifying, troubled, musical genius who resides in the basement of the Opera house.
      • The haunting music of Andrew Lloyd Webber has been engraved in the hearts of every viewer of this show since its premiere.
      • Official New York Phantom Website
    • RENT
      • In 1996, Rent made its debut on Broadway. This show tells the story of a group of underprivileged friends struggling to get by in the Lower East Side of New York.
      • Their ongoing battles with HIV/AIDS are recognized emotionally through the relationships they build with one another, the music they sing, and the lives they touch.
      • Official Website
    • Wicked
      • This 2003 musical retells the story of The Wizard of OZ from the perspective of the witches of Oz
      • The captivating score, including hit songs “ Defying Gravity ” and “ Popular ,” have enchanted viewers from all around the world.
      • Official Broadway Website
    • Jekyll and Hyde
      • Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , the musical hit the stage in 1997.
      • This show tells the story of a scientist who ventures to separate the evil and good in people in order to eliminate the evil entirely.
      • With haunting music similar to that of Phantom of the Opera , viewing this show is an unforgettable experience.
      • Official Broadway Website
    • Director’s Note
      • I hope this presentation has furthered your interest in experiencing these Broadway shows yourself.
      • View the link on each slide to learn more about these shows
      • Thanks!!!