Saturday, November 18, 2006

PoTo

As I was surfing this morning, it dawned on me that I have not talked abt the upcoming Phantom of the Opera musical in Singapore. PoTo is coming to Singapore in March 29th. Phoebe, Monica, Anne and I will be making a trip in April to see PoTo. We will also have the opportunity to see rotitelur's baby at that time. I am so looking forward to this trip.

This reminds me of my first musical in Singapore. It was Miss Saigon. People say that one usually have fond memories of one's first musical and it is such a true statement. As I was surfing, I was listening to Miss Saigon's music in iTunes. What beautiful tunes.

It is my opinion that Miss Saigon and Les Miserables are two of the greatest musicals
ever. PoTo is not even close.. and you know why? It's not because of the costumes nor the settings - it's really because MS and LM are stories about human struggles against an oppressive environment. The fact that these are tragic stories proves that they are so real and easier to relate to.

PoTo, in comparison, are fake and contrive..

And if you analyze further, musicals based on American cultures (Fame, Grease) are so boring you wonder why it even make it to Broadway.. oh wait, that's American too :P

2 comments:

Phoebe said...

I promised myself that this will be my last PoTo liow , been spending too much on this musical :) need to be wise and save some cash for others - hehehe. Looking forward to visiting Sgp - to meet miew, to see Poto and to enjoy the good company too :)

MG said...

u know when u saw the line, phoebe, monica,, i expected the next name to be joey, ross or rachel hahahhaa.
yeah.. was thinking of Friends :P

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