Rants and Raves: I Hate Musicals

Yea I said it. I don't like them. I know, as a gay dude I'm supposed to have the soundtrack to Rent memorized and be ready to burst into a Hairspray dance routine at a moment's notice, but I just never got into the whole thing.

It's not like I haven't tried to activate my musical loving gene. It's just all that SINGING AND DANCING. West Side Story for example. The two rival gangs spent half the time singing and dancing around about how's 'There's gonna be a fight' (or something like that), when all that valuable time could've been spent, I don't know, fighting! Seriously after five minutes you either need to shank someone or invite them to do a duet since you feel like sangin' so much.

This fear of campiness and over-enuciated singing has even kept me from seeing Evita (and anyone who' knows me knows I'm a massive Madonna fan). Yes even Madge herself couldn't break my will.
Of course there are exceptions. I can tolerate Grease and loved Dreamgirls (although I've heard some people say there was too much dialogue for it to be true a musical), and I get down with some Disney tunes (but that's just a trait of being alive:). I can also appreciate theatricality in concerts. Maybe because it's just compliment to the music and the artist, and not a full-on sing and dance attack.

Anyways, needless to say I won't be singing 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' from my apartment balcony anytime soon.


ToddyEnglish said…
Say wha??? Oh dear!
I feel you...Although I adore musicals myself...lol. On any given day I just get this overwhelming urge to watch: Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, The Wizard of Oz, Annie (yes, I said Annie)and Dreamgirls.
However, I'll never watch anything with Barbara Streisand and Liza Minelli.
Kevin said…
Lol@ Barbara and Liza! I never got the big fuss over them either, although I did think Barbara was funny in "Meet The Fockers"