June #MusicalMonday Recap
2016-07-04 CATEGORY: Broadway
Last month we kicked off of an ongoing weekly Twitter series, #MusicalMonday. Each week we’ll share a song from a different musical circulating around a common theme for the month!
What could have been a more fitting theme to start our series, than Tony winning and nominated shows for Best Musical? June’s #MusicalMonday series featured songs from A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, School of Rock, Bright Star and Waitress. Below is a sample from last month’s selected songs.
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder follows Monty Navarro as he learns an incredible secret: he is the “son of the daughter of the grandson of nephew of the second Earl of Highhurst.” In other words, Monty Navarro is an aristocrat -- if he can only find a way to prevent the eight earls preceding him from inheriting the earldom first. Buoyed along by love for two different women, the stunning and self-centered Sibella and the pious and witty Phoebe, Monty takes on his mission.
School of Rock
Dewey Finn may not be rich or successful, but he sure knows rock ‘n roll. When the jobless rocker seizes an opportunity to pose as a substitute teacher at a prestigious private school for a few extra bucks, he is in inspired by the musical talents of the students there. With their well-trained abilities and his rockstar attitude, he believe they can for a hard-rocking band and win the local battle of the band competition – unfortunately, the children’s parents and teach don’t quite see it that way.
Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Editor Alice Murphy, whose relationship with a young soldier just home from World War II awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past — and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl unexpectedly becomes pregnant she begins an affair with her gynecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out, she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance.
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