The Beebs’ Entertainment section brings us horrific news – We all thought Evita, one of the worst musicals of all time, had died a painful, slow death, surrounded by too many dull recitatives and sickeningly repetitive leitmotivs. Unfortunately, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has decided to revive Evita.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of musicals, and have spent an embarrassing amount of time listening to some of ALW’s other productions. I even gave Evita a good go, both the original musical and the Madonna movie version. And nope, no Rainbow Tour or High Flying Adored for me. I mean, I could still sing about 3/4 of the musical from memory, but that doesn’t mean I *want* my limited brain space to be used up by it!
her: “Señor Peron?”
him: “Eva Duarte?”
them: “I’ve heard so much about you…”
No, no!!! Make it stop!
“On this night… on this night of a thousaaaand stars, let me taaake you to heaveeeen’s door, where the music of loooove’s guitars playyyyyyy foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeverrrrrrrrr moooooooooooooooooooore!”
Ok sorry about that guys, as I was saying, crummy musical, not my cup o tea, not going to see it. “Last year, Evita came in the top 10 in a BBC Radio 2 poll to find the UK’s favourite musicals.” Now that’s disturbing…
My top 10 Musicals/Broadways:
- Les Miserables
- Miss Saigon
- Starmania (Berger/Plamondon)
- The Life (Cy Coleman)
- Company (Sondheim)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Sunset Boulevard
- Phantom of the Opera – Loved it when I was younger, but now it truly grates on my nerves, so it’s only just made the list
The top 5 are clear winners, the rest is wishy washy and could easily be swapped with other ones like Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors or Demain Matin, Montreal m’attend, all depending on my mood!