Entertainment with Culture

In a musical, the singing is interspersed with passages of dialogue, while in an opera, the singing keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny.  I saw Les Misérables on Broadway and I always wanted to see CatsI did see the movie Mamma Mia!, but that is not the same as a live showIn 2016, Hamilton became the big rage and I have not seen that and I still have not seen Bohemian Rhapsody yet either.  The first opera was Daphne, which was performed in Florence in 1598 and the first original theatre piece in English that conforms to the modern conception of a musical, is The Black Crook, which premiered in New York on September 12, 1866.  Some operas were made into musicals like Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical Aida which is based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera of the same name, Miss Saigon is based on Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, and Rent is based on La Bohème also by Puccini.

Last week we had Shockingly Vile for the prompt words of Cruel/Evil/Horrible/Monster/Wicked.  Somebody suggested that I should have saved that for Halloween but I came up with Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch for that holiday.  This week we have something totally different, that being using a song that is from a Musical or an Opera, and I think everyone will have fun with this.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether or not it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘Hair’ from the musical Hair.  Next week I will be writing about the Bob Dylan song ‘Silvio’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
September 13, 2020 – Contrasts
September 20, 2020 – Canadian music
September 27, 2020 – Brother/Sibling/Sister
October 4, 2020 – User Choice where you can go your own way, or do your own thing

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    1. I have the biggest smile on my face after spending the best five minutes watching this brilliant video. I don’t know the names of any of the musicals in this clip … sorry! 🤪 🤣

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