I love musicals. Old ones, anyway. The Music Man, Anything Goes, The King and I, Guys and Dolls…classics. But, I think that recently, the musical thing is being taken overboard. With this High School Musical and sequel (Disney saying OH PLEASE LOOK AT US), with this Wicked (a weird musical based on a horrible book), and The Lord of the Rings musical (subtitled: publicity? publicity? yes? Please?)…I’m sort of losing faith in the art form.
And yet, I am forced to take it all back, when I see Star Wars: The Musical, in all its glory: