Three of mine didn't make it into the top 100, definitely an age thing I think because I had not heard of a couple of shows that did, I remarked that it would be interesting to repeat it in 10 years time with the same members.
It was really hard to chose and took me a few days but it was great fun and brought back many magical moments in the theatre, interesting that none of the shows I have performed in or worked on made my list.
So finally my Top 10 with reasons and favourite song.
Crazy for You – Good all round but the best Act 1 finale of any show I’ve seen. Favourite song = I’ve got rythmn
Me and My Girl – Same again good all round . Nostalgia, comedy, romance and a touch of the Cinderella’s. = Once you lose your heart.
A Chorus Line – Original West End version, no interval and I’ll swear I didn’t breathe for the last ten minutes or so. Definitely not the film version = One
Merrily We Roll Along = not the travesty at the Menier Chocolate Factory a few years back. – Old Friends
Follies – It was difficult to chose when it came to Sondheim –Beautiful girls.
Into the Wood - not the film = Witches lament (Children will listen)
Salad Days - Sweet taste from the past. Memories of seeing the original in London in the ‘50s and of our production at the Hall. = We said we wouldn’t look back
La Cage aux Folles - Have loved every production I have seen , from the original West End with a wonderful George Hern to John Barrowman a few years back . I have long wished that the Society would give it a go = A little more mascara.
Jersey Boys- love the songs and it was so well constructed. = Who loves you Pretty Baby
Nine- Again not the film which was truly dreadful. Loved working with the Youth theatre on this but would love to see an adult production at the Hall. – My husband makes moves/the Grand Canal segue Every Girl in Venice.
Well there you go, not sure they are in perfect order. Some people who know me will be surprised not to see Hamilton or Wicked on the list but they would definitely have been in the next ten.