I've been reading "What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Changed My Life," and while I'm enjoying it, I keep stopping to think about my own life and musicals.I can't really pinpoint that exact time of my life when I became a fan of musicals. I guess it all came from as a natural extension of growing up during the Disney Renaissance, and probably has something to do that up until fairly recently, all the cassettes and CDs at my hometown library were kept in one area, so it was easy to go from the kids' music to the rest of the collection. However, it wasn't until I was twelve that I started to fall in love with specific musicals, mostly based entirely on the cast albums. And despite growing up in Connecticut, it wasn't until I was in high school that I got to see a musical on Broadway.
Over this week, I'm going to be posting about my overall top three favorite musicals, and the ones I choose may surprise you, but they are all shows that have stood the test of time (and as such, they are all shows I discovered in (mostly) my teens).