To my knowledge, no one has published a scientific analysis of the gay musical buff's mind and I pity the yutz who tries it , but there isn't a gay musicalmaniac in existence who would hesitate to venture an opinion on why we love musicals.
I dug up the few written sources and canvassed the troops, talking to everyone from Broadway production assistants to sing-along buddies in piano bars. Granted, it was the most informal of surveys, but it revealed some suggestions of common experience. Science may never prove a genetic cause for gay musicalmania, but my survey indicates that the signs usually appear at an early age. For some, it began with the music they grew up with in their parent's homes, places where the only rock collection was in the garden.
A lucky few were taken to the theatre from an early age and caught the bug directly. In his autobiography, Jerry Herman writes that he and his family played and sang showtunes together every night.
As a child, he was taken to the great Broadway musicals of the s and 50s, and decided that he had to write musicals after seeing Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun.
Others got their start by seeing musicals on the big screen. My mother still recalls the day her four-year old son refused to leave the theatre after seeing his first musical film, Mary Poppins Disney Shopping for the soundtrack the next day, I discovered an "Original Cast Album" of the same score with none other than "Mary Poppins" in the lead!
I fell in love with both recordings, and began collecting cast albums and soundtracks in earnest. All at the tender age of ten! An elementary school classmate of mine provides a more colorful case. As a general rule, buses are slow and difficult for foreigners to navigate. For the most part, you will be combining trains and taxis. Sign in.
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