Oct 10, 2013

Three Exceptional Broadway Musicals for Girls Night Out

Hi Ocean Dreamers, I promise I haven't fallen off a cliff, I've just been very busy. Until I can blog again, enjoy this guest post! P.S. I have been to Mamma Mia and Wicked and loved both!! I really want to see Chicago and some point too.

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Whether you're planning a girls getaway in NYC or looking for a special night out on the town, these three outstanding musicals deliver performances everyone will love.

"Mamma Mia!"


What gal hasn't sung and danced to "Dancing Queen?" This classic musical, inspired entirely by the music of ABBA, tells the story of a bride-to-be named Sophie who longs for her estranged father to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day. Set in a picturesque beach resort in the Mediterranean, the musical sparks lots of laughs and excitement as Sophie invites three potential fathers to her wedding to finally get the truth out of her stubborn, independent mother.

Why you'll love it: "Mamma Mia!" is a lighthearted comedy with a sweet underlying message. There's something in it for every girl to relate to, from disappointing boyfriends to the constant desire to swear off men for good. You and your girlfriends are sure to have these timeless tunes stuck in your heads for days after.

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"Chicago"


Set in vaudeville 1920s Chicago, the musical of the same name follows two female prisoners serving time for murder in Cook County Jail. Dancer Velma got booked for killing her husband and sister after discovering their shocking affair. Chorus girl Roxie also landed in the big house after shooting the man with whom she was cheating on her husband. Teaming up with the prison matron and lawyer Billy Flynn, the girls cook up a scheme to turn their crimes into a media frenzy.

Why you'll love it: It's always fun to get in touch with your bad girl side, but if you don't want to end up like Velma and Roxie, tickets for Broadway and watching the stage live are the next best things. Live vicariously through these wild, femme fatales with your best girlfriends and get ready to sing "Cell Block Tango" all the way home.

(photo: flickr.com, user Broadway Tour)

"Wicked"


"Wicked" delves into the untold stories of Oz's most well-known fictional characters. Green-skinned Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West, teams up with Glinda the Good Witch to attempt to change her "wicked" label. Meanwhile, she becomes an activist for the injustice that labeled her wicked in the first place. Secrets are unveiled and histories are revealed to bring whole new meanings to Baum's classic tale.

Why you'll love it: Any woman who's ever felt a little misunderstood growing up will relate to "Wicked's" heartfelt story and theme of not judging a book by its cover. Full of laughs, catchy tunes, and creative twists, the musical offers an experience you and your friends will never forget.

Better than chick flicks and wine night (if you even thought that was possible), attending a live musical performance is a great way to bond with your gal pals. These three must-see titles have received numerous praises and awards. Consider these Broadway favorites objectively good choices for even bribing your boyfriend into seeing a second time around.

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2 comments :

  1. We just saw Wicked!!! AMAZING.

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  2. Even though I am not a girl, but i live in NYC, with my gal pals we tend to get smashed drunk and go dancing. Usually in that order. However, it's a good idea to go and see a Broadway show once in a while with the company of friends. Evidently, I would skip Mamma mia, for very biased reasons, but Chicago, I'd love to see and Wicked, I saw and I highly recommend it.

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