What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Friday, January 25, 2013

On Broadway (and a $15 gift card giveaway!)

I'm a huge Broadway fan. I love musicals. Hard to grow up in music and theatre and dance to not enjoy them, I think. Anyway, I just found out that in 2014, they are bringing Disney's Aladdin to the stage.

Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies, so I am hoping they truly do this one justice on stage. Some of them are so good (The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast) and others haven't done so well (Tarzan, The Little Mermaid). Also, I just recently saw Les Miserables in the movie theatre.

So I started thinking about my favorite books being made into movies, and movies being made into musicals, and musicals being made into movies. (Wow, you get bonus points if you read that whole run-on sentence.) What if we skipped the middle man and made some of our favorite books into musicals? Can you imagine that?

Divergent the Musical. Popular songs include: "This Little Faction of Mine", "Beyond the Pit," and "From the Top of the Ferris Wheel."

Matched the Musical. Popular songs include: "The Untouchable Waltz (the banquet scene)", "Notes from Grandfather", and "Him, Me and Sisyphus Makes Three."

How about Throne of Glass (the musical)? Popular songs include: "Once An Assassin," "Everyone Has Secrets," and "Battle Scars." This one sounds particularly cheery, doesn't it?

Okay, so I clearly had way too much fun with that. Anyone have any other suggestions as to what books we could make into musicals, or song titles for books? Come on, I'm open to suggestions! In fact, let's make it a contest! Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and I'll select a random winner! You'll win a $15 gift card to your book ordering place of choice! Make sure you leave your email address in the comments so I can contact you! And I guess we need a timeline - I'll choose a winner next Friday, February 1st, so have your suggestions in by then! And have fun with it!


  1. Aladdin is coming to Broadway!!! Oh yeah, I am so going to see that. Have you seen Disney's Newsies on broadway? I've seen it twice, and it is so so so good. I think I am going to see it again this summer. So excited!

    1. I have not seen Newsies yet, but I heard it's awesome!

  2. The more angsty the novel, the better the songs! Of course, I'm drawing a total blank now but maybe "Beautiful Creatures" could work?

    1. Of course! Beautiful Creatures even has a built-in song! 16 Moons....what else could some song titles be?

  3. I'd love to see the Hobbit as a musical!

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  4. Ooh, wouldn't the Tiffany Aching novels by Terry Pratchett make great musicals? Think of the songs the Wee Free Men could sing!

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