I’ve made no secret of my love of musicals. In fact, I even made a post 3 1/2 years ago where I talk about how eager I was to be at the point of introducing The Big Sis to musicals in a kid-friendly way. This interest/hobby is a big part of who I am — and who I have been for a long time now — but it’s certainly not appealing for everyone. So it makes me truly appreciate the fact that The Big Sis still enjoys musicals, perhaps more than ever before, in fact.
Annie remains a favorite, and she watched The Sound of Music for the first time over the summer and enjoyed that as well. She also is particularly interested in the Wicked songs that come up on one of our Pandora stations. Most recently she and The Little Sis watched Teen Beach Movie (yes, we were a little late to that party) and they both fell in LOVE with it. And, I have to admit, part of me didn’t really want to like it…the part of me that says, “Hey, this was a movie made for people much younger than you are now.” But…but…it’s a musical!
And a confession: I LOVE musicals that acknowledge that they’re musicals. Which means I adore the song “Make It Stop” from Teen Beach Movie. (In addition to Spamalot’s “The Song That Goes Like This.”)