Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dancing (and Singing) Through Life - Challenge

So this is the challenge my lovely friend Lily Luna put on the table: Introduce your current musical theatre collection.
Since I subscribe to Spotify Unlimited, I generally only physically buy soundtracks if they are not available on there. Hence the slightly random CD collection.
Update 13.3.2012: New additions in green

Simply the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Chess in Concert
The Lord of the Rings: Original London Soundtrack
Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert
Pinocchio (The Swedish Theatre in Helsinki)
Robin Hood (The Swedish Theatre in Helsinki)
Wicked - Die Hexen von Oz: Original German Soundtrack

Solo albums by musical theatre actors:
(Do these count? I decided to include them anyway)
Anthems - Kerry Ellis
Close Your Eyes - Annalene Beechey
I'll Bring You a Song - Shona White
The Journey Home - Mark Evans
Little Stories - Dianne Pilkington
Wish - Sutton Foster
You and I - Louise Dearman

Chess in Concert
Les Misérables: 25th anniversary concert
Moulin Rouge
My Fair Lady
The Phantom of the Opera: 25th anniversary concert
The Producers
Rent: Live on Broadway
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Vocal selections (i.e. sheet music books):
Jesus Christ Superstar
Legally Blonde
My Fair Lady
The Phantom of the Opera

Tickets and programmes that have survived:
After the Turn, The Courtyard Theatre, London (ticket + programme)
The Baker's Wife, Union Theatre, London (programme)
Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre, London (programme)
Blondi - Legally Blonde, Samppalinnan kesäteatteri, Turku (ticket + programme)
Crazy for You, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London (programme)
Ghost the Musical, Piccadilly Theatre, London (ticket + programme)
La Cage aux Folles, Helsinki City Theatre, Helsinki (ticket + programme)
Legally Blonde, Savoy Theatre, London (tickets + programme)
Les Misérables, Queen's Theatre, London (ticket + programme)
The Lord of the Rings, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London (ticket + programme)
Parade, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London (ticket)
The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, London (ticket + programme)
Pippin, The Menier Chocolate Factory, London (ticket + programme)
The Secret Garden, Hampton Hill Playhouse, Hampton Hill (ticket)
The Three Musketeers, Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames (ticket + programme)
We Will Rock You, The Dominion Theatre, London (ticket + programme)
Wicked, Helsinki City Theatre, Helsinki (2 tickets + programme)
Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London (tickets + programmes)
Wicked, Circustheater, Den Haag (programme + souvenir book)
Mamma Mia! (x2)
The Phantom of the Opera: 25th anniversary concert

Annaleigh Ashford, Desmond Barrit, Gina Beck, Annalene Beechey, Katie Rose Clarke, Michael Crawford, Louise Dearman, Siobhan Dillon, Killian Donnelly, Kerry Ellis, Mark Evans, Nicole Faraday, Alice Fearn, America Ferrera, Lillie Flynn, Julian Forsyth, Sutton Foster, Alex Gaumond, Shimi Goodman, Ashleigh Gray, Joel Grey, Jill Halfpenny, Megan Hilty, Amanda Holden, Danielle Hope, Ramin Karimloo, Julie Legrand, Caissie Levy, Aoife Mulholland, Dianne Pilkington, Zoe Rainey, Carley Stenson, Oliver Tompsett, Rachel Tucker, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Matt Willis, Maria Ylipää.

Legally Blonde: 8x10" photo print with Sheridan Smith as Elle Woods
Stamp set featuring West End musical theatre posters
Wicked: green t-shirt which reads 'Defy Gravity'
Wicked: 8x10" photo print with Rachel Tucker as Elphaba
Wicked: Broadway cast-signed playbill

1 comment:

  1. Wow, very impressive indeed! And btw. thanks for reminding me about "solo albums by musical theatre actors" - I can add my Cheno-cd to the list ^_^