Growing up, music was big in my house. Whether it was listening to oldies from the ‘60s and ‘70s, the newer rock music, or playing classical music with my father on the keyboard (he taught me how to play before I could even read sheet music), it was always with me. Often times, my father would break out his guitar and start playing and singing; of which I have had mixed feelings about over the years. At first I loved it, then I hated it, and now, since I don’t live with him anymore, I have a feeling of nostalgia towards it on the rare occasion that I’m around when he does it.
Another thing that was big in my house was musicals. All of us loved musicals. We would sit in the living room and watch them together, singing along to the music that blared out of our television set. When I got older, I participated in my school’s drama club and learned the songs with ease. I loved being on the stage (even though it was only the chorus), but never thought twice about doing it for a living.
Enter the new NBC hit show SMASH. I had heard about it before the premiere, but hadn’t bothered to check out the schedule. One night, as I was going to bed, I happened upon it and was hooked immediately. Suffice to say that I didn’t end up in bed until much later that night. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a show sort of in the style of Glee (which I don’t watch), set around the workings/competition of how a Broadway show is made. There is a lot of singing and dancing in it, as well as an believable plot and real issues…but most of all it is just fun!
For those who love musicals as I do, it is a MUST see. And don’t worry about having to catch up. There has only been a handful of episodes, and if Time Warner is your cable provider (as it is mine), I recently discovered this awesome channel called Primetime On Demand, where you can access all of the episodes for free, and many shows from ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX: channel 1010 🙂