M IS FOR Marcus the Musical- A TO Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE ON THE ROAD WE’VE SHARED

By: Mardra Sikora

Marcus
the
musical

Before I was a parent and in the beginning of parenthood, I had (in my mind) strict age rules about when a child was old enough to go into the movie theater. Then one day, in that brief time between setting a date for heart surgery and entering the hospital, I drove by a theater showing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and said –
“F$%#- it. Let’s go to the movie.”  

I took the little man, not quite two years old, into those big movie seats and bought licorice. He slobbered all over it, giggling the whole time, clearly licorice was the funniest thing he ever tasted! The movie captivated him. Once he learned to walk he performed the whole movie for us, jabbering every word and song in his own language. 
 
Then came Lion King.

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He never tired of the Lion King.  His little arms shot up as a sign of pure joy each time the sun rose on the screen and those first notes of “Circle of Life” came alive. So naturally, when Lion King the Musical opened in NYC on Broadway, once there was a way for us to take him, we snatched the chance. 
 
Well, that’s how it all began. Marcus saw his destiny. 
 
I’ve written plenty about
Marcus’ stage debut with the
 touring cast of Disney’s Mary Poppins,
the Broadway list, and Marcus the  Musical and the dreamer. 
 
Marcus first real cohesive story took about one year to put together, it started as Black Day: a Halloween Musical. It’s evolved into Black Day and the Halloween Concert, and we’re going to publish it as a children’s book. 

Now he’s working on Great Day the Musical. The hero’s name is Wilbur and starts with his 23rd Birthday, “The day he became an adult,” according to Marcus.  That’s all I can tell you so far.  

In Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe’s character says:
“I think it’s just elegant to have an imagination. I just have no imagination at all. I have lots of other things,  but I have no imagination.” Marcus plans to
marry Marilyn Monroe once he gets to heaven, I think she’ll be very impressed with him. 
 
If you want weekly updates on the Broadway list –
follow Marcus on Twitter.  We post a snippet or two of what he’s working on each Sunday.

Someday the world will see without a doubt how much goes on in that Broadway Brain.


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