Musicals I Think My Characters would Love

So far, I created a LOT of characters- they come from Tale of the Cattail Forest, Lizzy the Lizard, Greatest Discovery, and my Expansive World idea. However, some of the stories have better developed characters than others. What musicals do I think those characters would love?

Tale of the Cattail Forest

Tweetsie- due to being five, I think she would love anything relating to Disney. As in the princess ones at her age. Frozen, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Lion King would be some of her favorites. She even would love Mary Poppins as well. Despite not being Disney, she would also love Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella- probably would be her favorite R/H musical. SPOILERS: due to being a performer herself, I think she would fall in love with a number of musicals as she gets older.

Sparkle- she is someone who would literally draw anything. Does that mean she would literally fall in love with many musicals? She, like Lizzy, is adventurous, so she would be able to relate to Belle.

Misty- well, she is a singer by nature. Actually, in a lot of ways, she does have the protective side of Belle, so maybe Beauty and the Beast. At her age (12). As she gets older, I am thinking Wicked and Les Misérabes due to that side of her.

Sarge- I don’t think he will realize this at first, but I think he will love Phantom of the Opera. I think he will be able to relate to the Phantom. After all, he was abused growing up leading him to have an anger problem. He didn’t even realize how broken and lonely he really became. Physical and emotional scars were left on him. Nightmares were memories- those made things worse. As a matter of fact, I think he even could connect to Beauty and the Beast——as in the Beast, who had a temper he couldn’t control until someone helped changed his life.

Lizzy the Lizard

Lizzy- I think her favorite musical will be Beauty and the Beast. She is a very curious and adventurous lizard. Leading her to accidentally escape her citrus farm. I mean, she is the main character of a picture book.

Greatest Discovery

Jasmine- for sure, she would Aladdin especially because she is named after the princess Jasmine. She would love anything Disney- from Aladdin to Beauty and the Beast to Lion King to Mary Poppins, etc. She even would love Newsies when it comes to stage. Even Tangled and Frozen. I mean, she and her twin sister had Disney-loving parents. She would also love Wicked. She would take a strong delight to seeing the costumes and how they were made.

Aurora- she would love Wicked when she gets to see it and just like Jasmine, any one of the Disney musicals she saw when her parents were still alive. Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and later in life, Tangled and Frozen and soon enough Newsies. When she sees Wicked, she would see Glinda as a fairy princess especially at the bubble dress- Aurora is quite innocent and naive even though they would be seeing Wicked close to age 11.

This is true about Aurora and Jasmine- they have a similar sisterly friendship that Elsa and Anna have. Jasmine is fiercely protective of Aurora especially since their parents died. Aurora, on the other hand, is more curious, innocent, and naive. Wouldn’t be surprised on how much they would love Frozen.

As a matter of fact, all of the orphans in GD would love Wicked due to the strong friendship they have. They are like sisters in so many ways.

Expansive World

Ayra- yes I barley know her. But I keep on having this feeling that she is a warrior-type character. So, she would probably love take a liking the most to the more emotional musicals. I think her favorite musical would probably be Les Misérables. Considering the time period. I mean one of the main aspects of Les Mis is the uprising. I think Ayra knows what its like to bedifferent- so I think she would take a liking to Wicked as well and even Newsies. I really think she would be drawn to musicals that do take a focus on the underdogs.

Conclusion

Yes, I didn’t use all of my characters. At least, I was able to use my main characters from all of these WIPS.

Favorite Quotes that aren’t Lyrics

Usually when I list some of my favorite quotes, they usually belong to song lyrics. What if this time I bring up some of my favorite quotes that aren’t song lyrics?

The Quotes

“Those who have walked in darkness have seen a great light”

“Trust the Lord with All of Your Heart”

“One Person can Make a Difference and Everyone should Try”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

“Reading is….It’s going somewhere without ever taking a train or ship, an unveiling of new, incredible worlds. It’s living a life you weren’t born into and a chance to see everything colored by someone else’s perspective. It’s learning without having to face consequences of failures, and how best to succeed…..I think within all of us, there is a void, a gap waiting to be filled by by something. For me, that something is books and all their proferred expereinces”

“As you Wish”

“Everything you do, you do to make your heart sing”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times of only one remembers to turn on the light”

Conclusion

I meant to include more, but these are the only ones I can think of. Some of them I actually had to look up- I knew what they were, but didn’t know the exact words.

Nonfiction Books I Love

There are some genres of books I find hard to love. One such genre falls under nonfiction. However, there have have a few exceptions. A lot of these books share something in common- they tend to be uplifting and inspiring stories. In addition, some of these are actually musical theatre history books, which will be listed in a separate category. I think I will also add in a TBR list, which consists of only musical theatre history books.

The Books

  1. Freedom Writers
  2. I am Malala
  3. Same Kind of Different as Me
  4. One Hundred Story Home
  5. The Day the World Came to Town
  6. Dewey
  7. Julie and Julia

Fun fact- One Hundred Story Home is written by an author from my hometown of Charlotte

Musical Theatre History Books

  1. The Movie Musical
  2. 150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre
  3. Bolton and Wodehouse and Kern

TBR Nonfiction

  1. Something Wonderful
  2. Singular Sensation
  3. Defying Gravity

The Day The World Came To Town Review

We all know how horrific and terrible 9/11 was, but there is more than we think relating to the events. Those who know of the musical, Come From Away, know the true compassion and humanity of Gander, Newfoundland. This is even expressed in the book, The Day the World Came to Town.

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill.

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What Gander did was amazing- they opened up their doors to these scared passengers. Sent them to schools, churches, the Salvation Army, and community centers to stay. They were able to provide food, clothing, and bedding. They did whatever they could do to make them feel comfortable. They really showed compassion to everyone in the best way possible- some even opened up their homes. There were a number of people on those 38 planes- of different religions, cultures, and ages, but yet Gander accepted all of them.

Even animals were treated well- that is what Bonnie was concerned about. She went out of her way to make sure animals were off those planes- from dogs, cats, and even monkeys. Each passenger had a different story to tell. Hannah had a firefighter son in NYC, you had two couples who just adopted a child, new friendships were formed, romance was blossomed, etc….

While the musical, Come From Away, isn’t based off of this novel, you still saw some of the same stories. This novel really shows how people really come together during times of major tragedies.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Review

This is the 2nd book in the Nevermoor series. It literally continues right where Nevermoor ended. In a lot of ways, Wundersmith is better than Nevermoor.

Morrigan Crow may have defeated hear deadly curse and joined the prestigious Wunderous Society, but her journey has only just begun…….

The people of the secret, magical city of Nevermoor have a long memory of the monstrous attacks orchestrated by the only other known Wundersmith, Ezra Squall- and they seem to think Morrigan’s own knack for Wunder makes her just as deadly.

And so it’s so surprise that when citizens of the Wundrous Society begin to go missing, Morrigan is the number one suspect.

Now it’s up to Morrigan and her friends, new and old, to prove her innocence—before she’s expelled from the Wundrous Society, her only home, for good

Nevermoor becomes a lot more developed in Wundersmith. I love the world even more- due to learning more about other incredible things about the place such as Tricksy Lanes. You learn a whole lot more about the Wundrous Society because now Morrigan and the rest of her unit are now part of the society. Including Morrigan—–Hawthorne, Cadence, Lambeth, Francis, Mahir, Arch, Anah, and Thaddea are the members of unit 919.

Morrigan does face a lot of problems in the society- struggle with being accepted by her unit (except for Hawthorne), problems with bullying, and even with classes. No one is willing to teaching her the skills needed for Wunder (due to the negative stigma around it), except for none other that Ezra Squall (I really dislike him, and his controlling of Morrigan was terrible). She is brave in many ways- as in trying to figure out the reason for the disappearances even if that meant breaking the rules. She has told quite a LOT at the society that ALL Wundersmiths are evil- which is far from the truth.

Hawthorne remains such an incredible friend to Morrigan. Cadence is pretty interesting- I really wasn’t the biggest fan of her in Nevermoor, but she grew on me in this book. At least, Morrigan knew she existed. These three all played an incredible part in rescuing some of those that disappeared. There are two times that horrid Ghastly Market happened- the 1st time Morrigan was with Cadence and the 2nd she was with Hawthorne. Hallowmas- boy, that night was terrifying.

This book really does develop both the world and characters a lot more. You saw more of unit 919 in action. Some members in the group are more interesting than others- Morrigan, Hawthorne, and Cadence are the easiest to even remember. Jupiter still remains an incredible patron.