Musical Theatre Tag

June 10, 2020

I’ve grown up with musical theatre and have been performing since I was 6. There’s hundreds of great musicals out there, so many incredible storylines and songs to listen to. It wouldn’t be right for me to have a blog without doing the musical theatre tag!

1.       1. What was the first musical you ever saw?
The first show I ever saw was Mary Poppins! I was 6 and I remember seeing it on tour with my parents. I’m hoping to revisit the show in the West End soon!

2.       2. What was your favourite musical growing up?
Wicked. I loved it from the first moment I listened to the soundtrack when I was about 9 or 10 and I’m still a massive fan now!

3.       3. Were you ever in a musical? 
Yes, I was in a few shows growing up. The first show I ever did was Joseph at my dance school, followed by Oliver and a pantomime version of Aladdin. I also did Beauty and The Beast when I was in Year 9 at school which has to be my favourite.

4.       4. What was the first musical you ever saw on Broadway?
Unfortunately, I’ve never been to New York, but its my dream holiday destination. I’ve seen plenty of shows on the West End though, the first being Les Misérables in 2016.

5.       5. If you could be any female character in any musical who would you be and why?
I’ve always wanted to play Nancy in Oliver or Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, but recently my dream roles have been Janis in Mean Girls or Jennifer in Back to The Future.

6.       6. Which male character?
Evan in Dear Evan Hansen or Marty McFly in Back to The Future.

7.      7. Favourite musical song to sing in the shower?
Recently I’ve been loving Dead Mom from Beetlejuice and I’d Rather Be Me from Mean Girls.

8.       8. Who is your favourite theatre actress?
Carrie Hope Fletcher! Her voice is all kinds of incredible and I think she’s a terrific actress. 

9.      9. Actor?
I have quite a few. Oliver Ormson, Rob Houchen, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Tveit and Jeremy Jordan!

10.   10. Favourite film adaptation of a musical?
I think the film version of Hairspray is a classic! I also love Into The Woods.

11.   11. What do you think is the most underrated musical?
I wanted to do a whole blog post dedicated to my favourite underrated shows but if I had to pick one I’d go with Little Women! I saw it back in 2017 at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and absolutely loved it!

12.   12. Overrated musical?
I’d say 9 to 5, Company and Phantom are popular shows I don’t really like.

13.   13. What musical made you cry?
I’ve never cried at a show more than I did at Ghost. 

14.   14. What musical made you laugh?
The funniest show I’ve seen has to be The Book of Mormon. I saw it four times last year on tour in Manchester and it was hilarious!

15.   15. Are they any musicals you saw and hated?
I love musical theatre so there’s no shows I can say I absolutely hate. However, the last show I saw that I didn’t really like as was 9 to 5. The story isn’t the best and I didn’t love most of the songs. ‘Get Out and Stay Out’ is a great song though which I love!

16.   16. What musical do you want to see as a film?
I’m really excited to see the film adaptation of In The Heights! I’d also love the musical version of Heathers to be adapted into a film one day!

17.  17.  Which musicals are you dying to see?
I’m desperate to see Mean Girls, I’m really hoping it gets a West End transfer one day. I’d also love to see The Prince of Egypt.

18.   18. Any movie or book you think should be turned into a musical?
I’d love to see ‘When The Curtain Falls’ by Carrie Hope Fletcher as a musical. I think it would work great onstage!

19.   19. What is your all-time favourite musical?
This is a hard one. I love The Addams Family as it introduced me to musical theatre properly. I’ve always loved theatre but after seeing the show tour in 2017 and watching Carrie Hope Fletcher’s vlog series ‘Watch Me Wednesday’, I learnt a lot about the theatre industry  and met so many great people because of it. I also love Heathers as I simply can’t fault it. Pretty much my entire 2018 was dedicated to this show, I really don’t think I could ever get bored of it.

There are so many more musicals I love that I haven’t mentioned. If you’d like to have a listen to some of my favourite show tunes, head over to my Spotify here

Mia x 


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