My two second-cousins, I think, were in town last night. We got some pizza at Giorgio’s in East Lansing (fantabulous), and talked about, among other things (camp, jokes, Sudoku, parents, etc.), music and musicals. They both (Clare and Kate) look forward greatly to the release of High School Musical 2. Having just seen Hairspray, they both were fairly geeked about the HSM2 film.
I happen to know that these two bright and creative people are not the only ones psyched up about the movie’s release tonight. (As I am not a giant fan of the mouse in Orlando, I will wait a bit to view the flick.)
So, here is my question: What makes musicals such as HSM2 and Hairspray so popular? There are probably 43 different answers to this question, what is yours?