Wednesday, March 11, 2009

High School Musical

Another thing my mom did right is that she took us to musicals, and plays and the ballet . . . well, we went to the Nutcracker but that counts right?? We went to musicals the most and I grew up loving them. The music, the costumes, the dancing . . . I LOVE IT ALL!!

My kids have grown up going to musicals and watching the movie versions. The summer we moved back to Texas that was all we watched. Sadly, I must report that West Side Story was not a favorite among the Rodgers children. When they do like one I try my best to get the soundtrack and then we listen to it in the car until we are sick of it.

I tell you all of this because we just rented HSM3 from Netflix and along with the first two, I love it! I love all three because the music is fun and original, and the dancing is really really good. Yes, I know the storylines are silly and similar but I can forgive that because 1~ their focus audience is 10 year old girls and 2~they filmed #2 in St. George so I can look at the red rocks while Gabriella and Troy kiss on the golf course. The prom number is my favorite in #3. Here is a shortened version, the introduction is in German.


Shannon said...

I was suprised when Dresden loved the first HSM and thought it must have been a fluke, but when the second and third came out he loved them just as much. I was glad to have an excuse to take Dresden to the movie so that I could see it too. :)

Anonymous said...

My daughter 13, loves all the HSM movies. I was wondering if you would mind giving me your opinion about another musical...Do you like the movie version of Hairspray? How about your kids? Thanks!

R-Eight said...

We are big fans of Hairspray. Queen Latifa is awesome and I love the big groups of dancers. Again, great great choreography! I think it is a little too mature for my younger kids but most of the mature subject matter goes over their heads and they haven't been that into it anyway. If I had a 13 year old, I think I would watch it by myself first. You'll know best what your 13 year old is ready for. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I like that your opinion includes me sitting down and watching a movie myself! Haven't done that in 20 years. Woo Hoo. I think I will even pop some corn and crack open a diet Dr. Pepper. Thanks for your blog...I read it everyday. You seem like a normal mom to me (that is a very good thing). Just raising your kids the best you can...doing what is right and not trying to be a trend setter - or hip on everthing. Thank You!