I don’t know about you, but when I read a book that I really, really like, I envision it as a movie. In my head, I cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director. I think we all know the thrill (and the fear) that comes when a favorite book is turned into a movie. But did you realize that there are plenty of people out there who read a book and hear music? Oh, they cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director in their heads, too, but they also write songs.
The library is a fabulous resource for movies in a variety of genres: drama, comedy, adventure, science fiction, mystery, and musicals. Although musicals aren't as popular as they once were, they are still a delightful form of entertainment. Musicals lift your spirits and evoke pleasant memories.
Does Broadway beckon? Before you don tap shoes and head for New York, you might want to sample the grueling life of auditions that dancers, singers, and actors endure. From the comfort of your living room sofa, you can vicariously experience auditions for the revival of A Chorus Line on Broadway.
Carrie Underwood will star in a reproduction of the classic movie, The Sound of Music, in December 2013 on NBC. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. I love the original, but I am intrigued to know what the producers of this Sound of Music and Smashed are doing with the musical.