Let’s face it.
Broadway has been around since the 18th century, but it’s only recently that new musicals have finally captured the hearts of today’s generation – namely last year’s hit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; and this year’s hit, Anastasia: The Musical.
Now, the question is: How did these musicals captured the hearts of today’s generation?
Let’s take a closer look:
Who doesn’t know Harry Potter? Who doesn’t know Anastasia?
To put it simply, these were deemed classics – a refreshing take on what still inspires most of today’s generation, as well as a nostalgic take on what still reminds most of today’s generation, when it comes to friendship, bravery, and love – as both musicals were directly based from J.K. Rowling’s book series and 20th Century Fox’s animation film back in 1997.
In Harry Potter, it tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who was just starting to discover his true identity and his adventures during his school days in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In Anastasia, it tells the story of an 18-year-old orphan who was also just starting to discover her true identity and her adventures on the way to meet the Dowager Empress Marie of Russia.
Last year’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the defeat of Lord Voldemort and the epic Battle of Hogwarts. It tells the story of Harry Potter’s challenges of being an overworked employee in the Ministry of Magic, being a good husband to his bestfriend’s sister Ginny Weasley, and being a good father to his three school-aged children – especially his youngest son Albus Severus, who was named after the great men in Harry’s life 19 years ago.
This year’s Anastasia: The Musical, on another hand, simply upped the bar on the original version of Anastasia. With a powerful cast belting out songs that reminds people on what’s truly important in life and an overwhelming script telling the story that makes people realize the value of one’s life, Anastasia was an instant hit – even for those who weren’t born during the source material’s peak.
A big toast to Harry Potter and Anastasia, even better with Discovery Wines, for capturing the hearts of today’s generation!