|(I have a feeling our party is going to be a lot less sedate... and hopefully less snarky...|
than this scene, but I just love the picture so I had to use it.)
"There's no business like show business, like no business I know... everything about it is appealing..."
~Annie Get Your Gun
I've been wanting to host a musicals blog party since... mmmm, since I started this blog, actually. Which means almost two years. Which in blog years is like two decades or something. The reason it's taken me almost two years is that I was afraid not enough people would be interested. Yet after the overwhelming response and interest that came pouring in every time I posted about Les Miserables on here (and the delightful success of the Les Mis concert week that Petie and I hosted last summer), I began to think that perhaps there were, after all, enough musical theatre geeks out there to make such a party a success. So, voila, here we are. "Where do we go from here? This isn't where we expected to be..."
(Um, and I'm using this blog party as an excuse to stick as many random song lyrics into my posts as possible, and if you catch all the references, here's a high-five. If you don't get the references, my apologies for annoying you with all my random lyrics.)
The idea behind this party is simple. It's a bit different from other parties I've hosted, but I think it's going to be fun. Basically, everybody gets to pick a musical of their choice and write about it for a whole week, and then at the end of the week we all link up our posts here and have a grand and glorious reading-of-everyone's-posts-and-having-fun-because-musicals-are-awesome. It's a four-step process, the way I see it. If you want to participate, you will need to...
1. Choose a blog button from the assortment below and display it somewhere on your blog (I recommend the sidebar.)
3. Start writing your posts for the week now. You'll want to have them ready ahead of time so it isn't a mad scramble when party week arrives. (Trust me on this one.) I recommend that you write at least three posts about your chosen musical-- this isn't a requirement for participation, but it would be nice if everyone who participates does at least the minimum. Need ideas for posts? Some suggestions...
~a review of the stage version (if you've seen one)
~a review of the movie (if there is one, and you've seen it)
~a review of your favorite cast recording/soundtrack
~your dream cast, if you were to stage this musical
~an analysis of your favorite character(s) and why you love them
~a trivia quiz of your own invention, based on your musical
~comparisons of different versions of songs from your musical
~your favorite actors who have played in this musical, and why you love their performances
I will also be providing a tag to get the week kicked off, and you should feel free to write posts about anything else musical-related that strikes your fancy, in addition to the posts about your spotlighted musical.
|(You probably WOULD understand. In fact, I hope you will, once you've|
finished reading all the posts I have planned about it. But I found this picture
amusing-- ergo, I must share it.)
4. Tag all your posts with "Celebrate Musicals Week" so that when we have our link-up at the end of the party, you can simply provide the link to all your posts containing that tag. (For example, all of the posts on my blog that have to do with the Anne of Green Gables party I hosted last spring are tagged with "Anne of Green Gables week" and can be found at this address: http://miss-dashwood.blogspot.com/search/label/Anne%20of%20Green%20Gables%20Week.) This will save a lot of space and time and makes more sense (in my mind) than individually linking to each post. :D
Okay, I lied, there's a fifth step...
5. Have a blast! This is going to be so fun, I'm sure of it. "Anything can happen if you let it," and this blog party is going to be amazing. "I gotta feeling there's a miracle due, gotta come true, comin' for meeeee...."
See you there!