WAIT! Before all you My Little Pony fans go flooding to Google and Bing (if you must) trying to figure out what Bronies the Musical is, just stay right here and I’ll tell you. I stumbled across Bronies the Musical last year as it was playing at Third Street Theater in Los Angeles. I think I saw it six times, each time bringing a new friend. I mean what’s the point of celebrating everything My Little Pony stands for if you don’t bring a friend to share it with?
This musical is done by talented fans of the show (Book & Lyrics by Heidi Powers & Tom Moore), so they had to exchange names like Rarity and Pinkie Pie for White Pony and Pink Pony. Honestly, I think Hasbro is missing a big opportunity to not only support major fans, but to stand behind a project that promotes love and acceptance even if we don’t understand. I mean HELLO that is what My Little Pony is all about!
Bronies the Musical focuses on the life of four students in the town of Martindale. As each one is dealing with a different issue in their lives, they stumble across a familiar cartoon show. Not only do they make new friends, learn life lessons, and work to change the world into a better place, they sing and dance!
The ponies were not the main focus of the show, which is what made this musical so outstanding. We love the characters of My Little Pony because they push us to be better people. They teach us lessons, without throwing the moral in our faces. You might even tell someone the name of your pony muse when trying to explain the type of person you are. This is exactly the roles the ponies take in the musical. White Pony, Pink Pony, Yellow Pony, and Blue Pony reach through the TV set to touch the hearts of the main characters while leading the audience on an amazing journey.
At the time of the show running, there really wasn’t anything to take home to remember it by. The only way to keep the magic alive was to see it again. I begged and pleaded, wished on a hundred stars that one day I might be graced with Bronies the Musical Soundtrack. My wishes were granted! The soundtrack has been on constant loop ever since (Sorry Neighbors).
Even if you didn’t get a chance to see the show, you have to get the CD. You can buy it now on Amazon and Itunes. Trust me you don’t want to miss out on ALL the great numbers. One of my favorites is “Sad Trambone.” This song is sung by the three male leads (the high school jock, the back from college son, and the kid who breaks from the norm and in return gets bullied). Not only is it a great anthem for a bad day but the lyrics are just so clever. “Bad Jokes” is another great song, showcasing the three guys and demonstrating just how quirky this musical is.
Then you have numbers like “Pony Moves”, the first introduction to the Pony Muses that will leave you begging for more. The music (directed by Jennifer Lin) puts a smile on your face while you can’t help but tap your toes. Some of the other show stoppers are “Urges,” “People Talk,” and “The Light Still Shines.” Basically you cannot go wrong with this cast recording. Not only are the actors beyond talented, but the message that Bronies the Musical projects,should be in every home.
Pop over now to Amazon or Itunes to get your copy of Bronies the Musical. Let this cast help let the light and love sparkle up your day!