The Top 10 Theater-Related Recordings of 2013

By David Clarke, Houston Press

Four Amazing Female Vocalists + Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics = PURE AWESOMENESS!

Evita

The start of it all

Imagine you’re a kid with big dreams. It’s a balmy Christmas in Crosby, Texas. You’re opening presents with your family and unwrap the 1978 Original Broadway Cast Recording of Evita. Your mother, who gifted it to you, beams with joy at your surprise. You wanted the film soundtrack, but this more than suffices. Eventually, the family conversation drifts to dreams, and you proudly assert that one day you’ll be a leading theater critic in New York City. Now, fast-forward to 2013. That goal hasn’t actualized, but you’re steps closer. You’re the official recordings critic for BroadwayWorld.com and a freelance writer for Houston Press, and just like that young 6th grader in Crosby, you’re still mesmerized by the best music Broadway has to offer. So, as we reflect on our life choices and the past 365 days, it’s with pleasure that I share my Top 10 picks for theater-related recordings from 2013.

#5 (in alphabetical order)
Cover art for Lizzie

Courtesy of Broadway Records.

Lizzie – This riveting rock musical had its first major production earlier this year at TUTS Underground, and if you’ve read anything I’ve written, you’ve probably realized just how much I adore this project. I practically geek out about this brilliant and unique musical treasure every chance I get. Math doesn’t get more simple than this: Four Amazing Female Vocalists + Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics = PURE AWESOMENESS! The album can be purchased from iTunes and Amazon.

Read full article at Houston Press

Comments are closed.