Since I was in Junior High School, I played professionally in the pit orchestras for various musicals. I must have played in over 100 different musicals. I’ve played Rogers and Hammerstein and Gilbert and Sullivan, and others whom you’ve never heard of. But there are two musicals that stand out for me: West Side Story and Singin’ in the Rain. The first is probably the greatest retelling of Romeo and Juliet I’ve ever seen or heard, with songs that can consistently make me snap my fingers, laugh, and cry (who can forget “Make of our Hands?”). The latter… Well, if you can find anyone else who can take a dozen random songs and turn them into a plot, let me know.