the local sperm bank rejected my application
maybe someone will want my sperm one day….
What's so great about Once? I tried listening to the cast recording but it was just boring
Listening to the cast recording outside the context of the show does not do the musical justice. It’s not a traditional broadway score, so it can be jarring if that’s what you’re expecting, but in the show it just works.
The thing that struck me about Once is that for once the Actor/Musician conceit didn’t feel at all forced because the characters were all themselves musicians. So it’s actually the content of the show that dictates that form, rather than some obscure directorial vision.
As for the score, the songs have a slightly different effect than usual. While they’re certainly not just incidental songs that take place between book scenes, they are also not songs that move the plot forward. Instead, the songs move the characters forward emotionally.
Also, the book is just incredibly strong. There were lines in that show that hit me like a punch in the stomach the first time I heard them.
I don’t blame you for not liking the cast recording on its own…but the show is something everyone NEEDS to see at least Once.
I always recommend this show to people.
sick of these straight boys.