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My Recommendations

  1. 1. My Recommendations
  2. 2. Director’s Note <ul><li>This slideshow includes every show that I believe to be a “must-see.” </li></ul><ul><li>Though some of these musicals are no longer running on Broadway, many continue to tour and others are performed in smaller theatres. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Next to Normal <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Official Broadway Website </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spring Awakening <ul><li>This 2006 musical tells the story of life in the 1800s for adolescent schoolboys in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>NY Times Review </li></ul>
  5. 5. Avenue Q <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The catchy music combined with the perfected comical timing, and unique use of puppetry, produce the ideal feel-good musical. </li></ul><ul><li>Official Broadway Website </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Phantom of the Opera <ul><li>Phantom’s London debut in 1986 sparked the beginning of the longest – running musical in Broadway history. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The haunting music of Andrew Lloyd Webber has been engraved in the hearts of every viewer of this show since its premiere. </li></ul><ul><li>Official New York Phantom Website </li></ul>
  7. 7. RENT <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Official Website </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wicked <ul><li>This 2003 musical retells the story of The Wizard of OZ from the perspective of the witches of Oz </li></ul><ul><li>The captivating score, including hit songs “ Defying Gravity ” and “ Popular ,” have enchanted viewers from all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Official Broadway Website </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jekyll and Hyde <ul><li>Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , the musical hit the stage in 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>With haunting music similar to that of Phantom of the Opera , viewing this show is an unforgettable experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Official Broadway Website </li></ul>
  10. 10. Director’s Note <ul><li>I hope this presentation has furthered your interest in experiencing these Broadway shows yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>View the link on each slide to learn more about these shows </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks!!! </li></ul>