Book 282 – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Book – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Author – N.K. Jemisin Year – 2010 Pages – 412 Genre – Fantasy Series – The Inheritance Trilogy As I am writing this, the lockdown is in easedown. There is more imperitive to return to work and get things moving again. But it has been an unusual time. I … Read moreBook 282 – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Book 281 – What If?

Book – What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Author – Randall Munroe Year – 2014 Pages – 296 Genre – Non-Fiction Having just reviewed my first graphic novel, it seems appropriate that my next blog is somewhat comic adjacent. In this case, it is a book by Randall Munroe, creator of the … Read moreBook 281 – What If?

Book 280 – Blue Is The Warmest Color

Book – Blue Is The Warmest Color Author – Julie Maroh Year – 2010 Pages – 156 Genre – Graphic Novel Bought for me by Jeni and Alinda (I think – although Jeni couldn’t remember it at all) I have read a couple of comic books before, but I believe that this might be the … Read moreBook 280 – Blue Is The Warmest Color

Book 279 – The Magician’s Guild

Book – The Magician’s Guild Author – Trudi Canavan Year – 2001 Pages – 469 Genre – Fantasy Series – The Black Magician Trilogy So having taken a pause from reading books to read mainly pages about the history of musical theatre, I thought it was about time to get back on the horse and … Read moreBook 279 – The Magician’s Guild

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – The Top 100

Now that all of the shows that make up the top one hundred are accounted for, I thought I’d put up the whole list with the scores. I have also made a Spotify playlist of all of the song recommendations – there are 103 shows on the list, but only 100 of them are on … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – The Top 100

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 1 – Les Miserables

1. Les Miserables Points – 226 Votes – 33 Firsts – 8 Here it is – DAODS’ Top Musical of all time, and it actually wasn’t even close, with nearly half of members having it in their lists, and well over two hundred points, it took the lead after about three votes and never left … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 1 – Les Miserables

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 2 – Jesus Christ Superstar

2. Jesus Christ Superstar Points – 144 Votes – 19 Firsts – 7 When they were originally trying to pitch Jesus Christ Superstar, they were told it was “the worst idea in history”.  Someone, somewhere, probably regretted saying that. Unable to find anywhere willing to support them in making this into a live production, it … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 2 – Jesus Christ Superstar

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 3 – Come From Away

3. Come From Away Points – 136 Votes – 20 Firsts – 0 I think it is probably fair to say that this is the surprise package of this entire process.  Having only launched here in the UK last year, it hasn’t had much time to really sear itself into the consciousness of the general … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 3 – Come From Away

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 4 – Hamilton

4. Hamilton Points – 129 Votes – 16 Firsts – 6 I taught Hamilton to a year eleven class once.  I started by giving them a history lesson about the founding fathers of America.  You have never seen a more bored group of teenagers (I have, in many, many of my other lessons).  I showed … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 4 – Hamilton

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 5 – Wicked

5. Wicked Points – 126 Votes – 20 Firsts – 4 When Wicked first happened, it felt like one of those shows that was going to stick around.  It felt like a phenomenon, and in Defying Gravity, it felt like we had a hit that would transcend musical theatre for the first time in a … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 5 – Wicked