I grew up around the theatre. Before I was born and for several years afterwards my parents worked at a summer dinner theatre. You know one of those places where you came to see a play or musical and ate dinner before or during the show. My dad was a bartender and my mom was a waitress. I remember spending many summer days out there helping stock the shelves or messing around in the kitchen. And of course sitting around the stage watching rehearsals. I saw almost every musical or play done there. I remember for one of my birthday's the cast came out with a cake singing at intermission. You would be shocked at the songs I can still sing today. Sadly, the place closed when I was about 10.
After the theatre closed my mom worked some summer theatre camps. (Both my parents were teachers so they had the summers off) We would go to plays or musicals at local schools or other production companies. The small school I attended did not have any plays or drama while I was there. Right after I graduated my mom decided to bring drama back to the school and did play productions for several years.
I love plays, musicals anything of the sort. Poor Matt has been drug to school productions and other plays. I am begging him to take me to NYC to see a Broadway show someday. When we went to Disney and other theme parks it is the shows that I love to watch, not all the rides.
So needless to say I am ecstatic to see how slowly musicals are coming back into the big screen. High School Musical, Chicago, Rent and... Hairspray. We watched Hairspray this weekend and I loved it! Okay so I admit some of the songs are definitely not singable in a public place but it was such a good movie. And John Travolta was awesome. Of course the funniest part was Sam yelling at the screen that Zac Efron was Troy NOT Tink.
Don't you wish that you could be talking to someone and just burst out in song and dance? To dance through Old Navy or Target instead of just simply pushing the car down the aisle. Maybe I'll just have to try it. Until then I will have to settle with blasting the movies and singing along with our Bose home theater.