Shit Talk Why I Dislike Most Musical Comedy.
posted by February 28 at 14:51 PMon
I just spent five minutes on hold, on the phone, with a certain theater in a certain city trying to get tickets for my beloved to see a big old fashioned Broadway Show. (Please, when you say those last two words make Jazz Hands and say it in a stage whisper.)
While on hold, I started to hear two women bantering. I couldn’t quite make any sense out of what they were saying. I knew what I was listening to came from a Broadway Show (please feel free to follow the above instructions again), but I didn’t know which.
I eventually figured out it was from the show, Wicked.
It was totally annoying. How much sing-talking the characters had to do to get to the “song”. A full minute until the words “Defying Gravity” were sung. Then this, I dunno, power ballade started. Holy fucking douche nozzle. That felt like the longest five minutes of my life.
It sounded like they had to really stretch to get the song to fit into the musical. It was so generic sounding and, well, boring.
This is the kind of song and exposition I HATE in musicals.
Will I ever get that five minutes back?