Springtime Means Easter And Easter Means JESUS!
March 23rd, 2011
To those of us recovering from being raised in religious households, springtime definitely conjures memories of Easter. Delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs, unbearably long mass, and good ol’ Jesus. Worry not, Good-O-Readers, our site isn’t about to get preachy on you. No, this post is going to be about something everyone can agree on.
Whether you side with Sondheim or Webber (both of whom coincidentally share yesterday as their birthday), I think we can all agree that musicals are the bees knees. What’s your favourite? A lil’ bit of Phantom? West Side Story? South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut? (If it’s not the latter, that link might change your mind.) Do you prefer your musicals on the serious side or laugh out loud funny?
Musicals might be more popular in mainstream culture than ever at this moment, with Wicked breaking records across the country and Glee being pumped non-stop across our airwaves, into our radios, and all over the music charts. (DISCLAIMER: The Good-O-Editorial might be more inclined to agree with Dave Grohl on the subject of Glee, but we still approve of its super-gay message and general musicality.)
My favourite musical? The answer brings us right back to the subject of this post, and of course is Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s surprising that a musical about Jesus would ever have been made let alone such a fun, oddly-political, irreverent take on the subject matter. The 1973 film remains my favourite version. The oh-so-dated but still spectacular style, gorgeous locations, and Carl Anderson’s emotionally stirring performance as Judas Iscariot stand up to this day. To those medically licensed in the state of California as well as to those not, I say, watch this film!
P.S. My personal favourite track is actually ‘Simon Zealotes‘ but even I thought that might be a little too out there.
P.P.S. Yes, I’m aware that my connection to our Spring Week theme was tenuous at best. Please don’t harsh my mellon.
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