Why do women find the phantom of the opera romantic?
First of all, Phantom of the Opera (the movie) SUCKS ***! Secondly, Phantom of the Opera (the musical) is pretty good, but OVER-RATED! Now that being said... Women are very different from one another, yet at the same time we're similar. We look like a 'one-size-fits-all' sort of deal, but trust me, we aren't. Every woman exudes a different personality, emotion, logic, etc. Most women, however, are very insecure about themselves. This is something that Phantom of the Opera sells to. Here you have a pretty young lady who's been a background talent (chorus girl) in operas. She's shy, a little introverted, has only one good friend, a sad history; really she's kind of pitiful even though she has the potential to sing. So the phantom provides her singing lessons and builds her confidence. Why does he do this? Because she lacks confidence in herself, he's able to take advantage of her emotions easily. This is something predators do. But when she finally develops the confidence she once lacked, she attracts other men (including her childhood crush) and pursues him. So jealously enrages the phantom and he holds on to her tighter, which of course would make anyone try to free themselves even more. And then it just turns ugly for the phantom. Do you see it? Women who are very insecure or lack confidence in themselves, love being told how wonderful and/or talented they are (even when they aren't). It's the attention. Some intentionally use men for it, some unintentionally. And when a woman's confidence develops, she has to move into a bigger shell. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to bash women or anything; especially since men guilty of this too. They just don't wear their emotions on their sleeve.
A good audition song for Christine in Phantom!?
Some options: "How Could I Ever Know" from Secret Garden "Anything But Lonely" or "There is More to Love" from Aspects of Love "Nothing Like You've ever Known" or "Unexpected Song" from Song & Dance, Tell Me on a Sunday "I Dreamed a Dream" or "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables "Whistle Down the Wind" from Whistle Down the Wind
What are some musicals similar for Oliver?
For a soprano I would definitely look into songs from Phantom of The Opera. As for musicals similar to Oliver, Annie and Les Miserables are some good ones.
Am i too tall to play annie in my school musical?
You are a good age to play Annie and do not worry about the wig (almost everyone has to be wigged to play Annie). As for your height, if you are talented enough, and the best person for the part, height may not be an issue except when casting other characters. If you are as tall or taller than Warbucks and Grace you may not get the part. I have lost many a chance at a roll because I was too short, or in your case too tall. But it can not hurt to try. As for your song, "Angel of Music" it is not a good song for Annie auditions, and do NOT sing a song from the show unless the director asks you to or says it is ok. Many directors hate when people sing a song from a show especally Annie. The last time I did the show Annie the director posted and annouced that she did not want anyone to sing a song from the show.) but here are a few suggestions (the songs may seem simple but they fit the range of Annie).... Belle (reprise) - Beauty and the Beast Born to Entertain from Ruthless Castle on a Cloud from Les Miserables I Have Confidence from Sound of Music The Simple Joys of Maidenhood from Camalot Would't It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady There are aslo musicals such as "13" that would have great songs for auditions such as "What it Means to be a Friend" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apu0PMslI... Remember to sing something you are comfortable with, that is the most important thing. I hope this helps.
What musicals would you recommend for a Hamilton fan?
I loved In The Heights, and have my Hamilton ticket for later this year here in London. I agree with Lisa Grimm’s answer, but I want to add a few more pointers. In the history of musical theatre, one of the most seminal is thought to be Jerome Kern’s Showboat - people talk in terms of Before Showboat and After Showboat - as opposed to the plot being just a series of pegs on which to hang lots of fun tunes, Showboat was one of the first to have a comprehensible and serious plot - not that that means it is flawless in those terms - and the songs are still beautiful. As another enthusiastic Sondheim fan, you should also check out the people who went for intelligent lyrics as well as decent tunes, I would include Irving Berlin (who, for example, when the producers told him they wanted an ‘argument song’ for the two main characters in Annie Get Your Gun, went away and wrote ‘Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better’ in fifteen minutes in the back of a cab. Also check out Cole Porter, for witty, sometimes a little bitchy, and other times achingly tender lyrics, and the Gershwin brothers who worked together, George on the music, Ira on the lyrics. While I agree that Cats is great for the spectacle, I would say it is also noteworthy because the lyrics started life as poems by the wonderful T S Eliot, and (this is a critical opinion) Andrew Lloyd Webber tends to write better music when working with a lyricist who is his equal as an artist as opposed to someone he just wants to boss around. Richard Rogers wrote differently when working with the sharp and incisive lyricist Lorenz Hart than he did with Oscar Hammerstein who was far more of a poet. As Lisa Grimm noted, you won’t like everything but you will have lots of background and more to go on!
In Guys and Dolls, which is the bigger female part, Miss Adelaide or Sergeant Sarah Brown?
Sky Masterson is the main character Sarah Brown is the biggest female part Nathan de-Troit is the other male lead Adelaide is the other female lead So, in general, Sarah Brown is the largest female part. Adelaide is still a very large part, and both of them are huge and great parts. Many famous celebrities have played her, even if they were better actors than the lead (Most notably Lady Gaga.) So Sarah Brown is a bigger part, that would be correct. As for a "better" part, that's debatable. The relationship between Sarah and Adelaide is similar to the one in "Oklahoma!' between Laurie and Ado Annie. Laurie is the bigger part, but Ado Annie is auditioned for just as much. Same thing between Adelaide and Sarah.
Are there any good musicals a 9-year-old could listen to?
Absolutely! I started watching movie musicals when I was a child. As soon as I had my own money, I bought the cast albums for many musicals. This started a lifelong love of theater. I played show albums for my own kids almost from birth.There are a number of musicals that are quite popular with children. These would include classics like The Sound of Music, Annie, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, The Music Man, The Pajama Game, Hello Dolly, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, and Cinderella.Slightly more modern shows and current shows that are popular with kids are Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Year with Frog and Toad, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek the Musical, Seussical the Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked, School of Rock, Once Upon a Mattress, Finding Neverland, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Tuck Everlasting, and many, many more.Any of the Disney shows are appropriate for children: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc.I also know plenty of parents (myself included) that will allow their kids to listen to almost any musical, even if there is a bit of questionable language. A good example of this would be Hamilton. There are a handful of swear words, a scene of infidelity, and a few deaths, but the overall content is so extraordinary that the good far outweighs these challenges. You could skip the few song that are problematic and give your child a rousing good time listening to the rest.Overall, there are fairly few musicals that are inappropriate for children in the whole. The Book of Mormon is an example of a show that has would likely need a large amount of censoring for an elementary schooler, but even these may have many songs that are great to share with kids.