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I couldn’t pick just one, so here’s what I’m listening to. Fair warning, it wanders and is subject to change on a daily basis. Also, this playlist is best experienced on shuffle, but you do you.
“Good Omens” — David Tennant is a demon, Michael Sheen is an angel, and Frances McDormand is God and they’re all in this series too (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Seriously though, Neil Gaiman’s novel on the biblical forces of good and evil working together shines with all the hellfire and heaven’s light you could possibly want.
“Hadestown” — This show by Anais Mitchell will tear you down and build you right back up again. It’s a tragedy, but it’s also filled with joy, hope, and love. It’s life condensed into a few beautiful hours of storytelling. It transports you in a way only live theater can. You can read more of my thoughts on “Hadestown” here.
“Six” — This show, by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, blew up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 (not literally, that would be bad) and has swiftly expanded its campaign for world domination to the West End, a UK tour, and a new production in Chicago this spring. Featuring the six wives of Henry VIII it’s a rock concert and history lesson all rolled up into one tight and sassy package. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably want to rewatch the Tudors. (You can listen to “Six” on Spotify, so no excuses.)
“Rocketman”: I don’t think I’ve loved a movie musical this much since “Moulin Rouge.” It’s fun. It’s flashy. It has zero respect for logic and chronological order. It goes full musical and makes no apologies. Oh, and it’s all accompanied by the amazing music of Elton John…
“Circe” by Madeline Miller — A mix of mythology and magic with some serious feminist themes, this novel flips the Odyssey on its head. Told from the perspective of Circe (she’s the one who turns the sailors into pigs), a nymph and daughter of Helios, this isn’t the Greek mythology you were forced to read in school. It’s a sweeping, epic romance filled with love, loss, and adventure.