Okay, so I've never seen this musical on stage. My exposure to this musical has been through a DVD that I borrowed from someone. It was recorded from the balcony of the broadway performance with the original cast. Anyway, my coworker got me the CD for Christmas one year, so I like to listen to the music sometimes. Lately I've been listening to it, and a couple of things have really struck me.
1. It sounds like Stephen Schwartz wrote this musical in the 70s. The choral parts especially remind me of a variety show or something. I can practically visualize bell bottoms, butterfly collars, strangely choreographed numbers, and glitter when I listen to it. And then I want to go build you a rainbow.
2. I really do like some of the songs, though. And the story is intriguing and fun if you've never seen it. The following songs I like to listen to: What Is This Feeling?, Dancing Through Life, Popular, Defying Gravity, As Long As You're Mine, and No Good Deed.
3. Lately, I've been feeling like I can relate to the "No Good Deed" song. I totally feel like a failure in so many areas lately. And it's not that I'm not trying to be good. I try, but I fail so miserably. And it's frustrating when I let people down.
4. Maybe I want to go see it. Anyone want to go?