Defying Gravity

My favorite song from a musical.


  1. Musicals are entirely different than other works of art/entertainment. Musicals are fun without needing to be action-packed or funny.

    I worry that one day I will so thoroughly enjoy a live show or musical, but it won't be popular enough to be made into a movie and I will never be able to relive the experience.

  2. Ugh. No offense to you or this song, but I really don't like musicals. I borderline abhor them.

    Funny musicals are tolerable for me - I was able to sit through Avenue Q and the Producers. I would watch Spam a Lot also. But I literally walked out of the Lion King musical.

  3. I LOVE musicals - the Lion King musical kind of sucked.

    I was just listening to this CD on my way to work this morning; I think my new favorite is "One Short Day" - solely for the happiness it evokes. Overall, this is one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard simply due to the harmonizing ability of Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda - also Annabeth from the West Wing, Royce) and Idina Menzel (Elphaba). But, it has to be the original soundtrack as these two harmonize MUCH better than others I've heard.

  4. Yes I know Kristin Chenoweth from West Wing, she was great as the speaking tutor for Toby.

    I realized long ago that I have some mental block about musicals that most people don't; understand that it's a flaw within myself when I say that soundtrack sounds like a hideous experience. I can sit through 3-hour Shakespeare plays, but when a single song bursts out 10 minutes into a Broadway show, I want to leave immediately.