Thursday, October 1, 2015

Melissa Baldwin takes the stage...plus a special giveaway

Melissa Baldwin visited us in April to talk about her first two novels. She's back today to feature her third novel, See You Soon Broadway, by talking about her favorite Broadway musicals! She also has a $25 Amazon gift card for a lucky reader anywhere in the world! You could buy this book AND a Broadway soundtrack if you wanted...
(When Melissa A saw the title of this novel, she knew we had to feature the book in this way. In fact, she's listening to the Hamilton cast recording--which is phenomenal, by the way--while preparing this post.)

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In honor of my newly released novel, See You Soon Broadway, I would like to share my Top Five favorite Broadway shows. This was harder than I thought…

1.) Annie- Yes, I know this is old school but I have loved this show since I was a little girl and watched it with my grandma. I have since introduced it to my daughter and she is now as obsessed as I was. :)
2.) Mamma Mia- Every time I hear "Dancing Queen," I feel the need to break out into dance (but who doesn’t? :)). I absolutely love this show. The music, the location, the fun, everything about it brings a smile to my face.
3.) Wicked- This show definitely lived up to all the hype. The soundtrack is fantastic and it is my go to music while I’m cleaning my house.
4.) Rent- Ok, so I know this one is kind of depressing but again the music is fantastic and that’s why we are supposed to love musicals, right? (At least it’s not as depressing as Les Miserables.)
5.) The Phantom of Opera- Classic! I think I adore this one so much because it was my grandma’s favorite. The haunting music still gives me chills.

Honorable Mentions: As I said this was harder than I thought so I have to give a shout out to a few more! The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, and The Lion King.
I have to stop now or the list will go on! :)

Synopsis of See You Soon Broadway:
Maris Forrester has a wonderful life with an amazing boyfriend and a fulfilling job. She’s happy and content . . . or so she thinks. Maris has always had huge dreams of being on Broadway. Ever since her very first performance as a child, she has envisioned herself on the stage under the shining lights. Now she has to decide whether she should to give up her wonderful life to chase those dreams. When her parents announce they are moving, she comes across a long-lost family treasure. She doesn’t realize that this treasure may hold the key to her future and to all her dreams coming true. And if that wasn’t sign enough, a mysterious stranger throws another wrench in the mix at a dazzling rooftop party benefiting the Arts. These could be signs of things to come. But will she remain content in her perfect world, or will she step into the unknown world she has always dreamed of?

Thanks to Melissa for sharing her favorite Broadway shows with us and for sharing an Amazon gift card with our readers.

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21 comments:

Janine said...

I have never been to Broadway or seen a musical. But the one I would want to see is Cats.

Bonnie Franks said...

I have never seen a Broadway play. The one I would most like to see is probably Phantom of the Opera. Or the one that isn't playing yet.......Stephen King's Misery with Bruce Willis. :)

rhonda said...

Miss Saigon swept me away.

JJT said...

Les Miserables

Jessica Meddick said...

Wicked!

traveler said...

Phantom of the Opera was fabulous.

Grandma Cootie said...

Phantom of the Opera!

susieqlaw said...

The Lion King

Rita said...

Les Miserables

Linda Kish said...

I haven't seen anything on Broadway in it feels like a hundred years. So, I have to say A Chorus Line.

bn100 said...

cats

Anonymous said...

My favorite was The Lion King! So good! I love Broadway shows!

Jennifer said...

My favorite was The Lion King! So good! I love Broadway shows! (sorry technical issues the first time I posted)

Mary Preston said...

I'd love to see LES MISERABLES on stage.

Faerl Marie said...

I loved Legally Blonde! It was so fun. Jersey Boys was also incredible and Lion King and Wicked.

Wall-to-wall books said...

I actually got to Cats on Broadway! I was awesome!
I love Hair and have seen a local musical version which was great too.
I love musicals!

Bethany Clark said...

I would love to see Lion King and Newsies!

Patricia said...

Guys and Dolls.

Kelly M said...

My favorite Broadway musical is Wicked. I've seen it 3 times!

Milena M said...

My favorite Bradway musical is Mary Poppins. I've seen it with my children three times

Hailey Fish said...

My all time favorite musical is Hairspray! I wish I could see The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Matilda! :)