Once Upon A Musical: The Song In Your Heart

When it comes to musical, it is my happy place.


So when I heard that Once Upon A Time is going to have a musical episode, I was estatic.

After all, I’ve been wishing for a musical episode since Season 3, when the Wicked Witch of the West joined the series. Yes, because of the Wicked Musical.

Of all the series whose characters should burst into a song when the emotion calls for it, of course, it should be Once Upon A Time.

Considering their characters are from a musical disney movies and with the exception of Zelena.

And now that the episode had finally aired, Oh, they didn’t disappoint.

The songs in the episodewere written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

(1)Powerful Magic appealed to me because I love how they adapted the original with a bird singing with Snow White. I already knew about Josh Dallas’ impressive voice, but I was surprised of Ginnifer Goodwin’s voice. I love how she sounds a lot and that she sings exactly the way she talks.

(2) Then the Evil Queen’s song, “Love Doesn’t Stand A Chance. Lana Parrilla’s voice may not be like Goodwin and Dallas, but she totally rocked the song by visiting different characters and destroying their happy moments. The musical arrangement matches her personality. Best part of the song is her dancing. I have to admit that sometimes I miss the evil queen because I’ve loved and rooted for her happiness. I love how strong she was, and how she redeemed herself.

(3) Zelena’s Wicked Always Wins wins top performance for me. The lyrics is catchy, sassy, and wicked as Zelena is and the musical arrangement of the song is so Zelena. Rebecca Mader nailed the Wicked Witch of the West, the emotions, and the story of the song. Some people may say it’s not Defying Gravity but, she didn’t just enjoy doing the song, she did it with the kind of passion and enthusiasm  that is needed in broadway acting. And that’s one of the important things in doing a musical. It’s not noticeable, but I’ve noticed the similarities from the Wicked Musical.

(4) Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) is also accurate to the character, and the lyrics is dark. I was expecting his voice or act to be psychopathic like. You know, a man with a thirst for vengeance, but he still did great job with a song. His voice got potential. I love fight stunts and the choreography. The lyrics wordy creative. I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Hook, but I love how he changed his ways for Emma. I admire and appreciate what relationship he’s got with Emma especially what they’ve gone through.

(5) Emma’s Theme, you will hear it from the flashback. Showing us how young Emma already have the song in her heart to defeat the dark fairy. The theme is beautiful, meaningful, powerful, and haunting in a good way. Maybe because it’s also the main theme of the show. Just like in other musicals, for me, Emma’s theme, this song in her heart is a foreshadow of what she have to defeat the black fairy. Jennifer Morrison’s voice is pleasant to hear. Her head tone is amazing.

(6) The Happy Beginning is the last song. With the final battle brewing, the last song is a good reminder of hope, and what the show is been showing and telling the audience since season 1. How good triumphs over evil. I wish they invited other people they encountered from other realms, but of course I understand why they didn’t. I also wish the cast danced with the dancers in this song even with just a simple choreography.

I’d say that the musical is a gift to the fans. And it was a great gift because once the season 6 ends, there’s going to be major changes in the show and we’ll be saying goodbye to Emma, Snow White, and Prince Charming.

I’m so grateful, I’d got to enjoy the series and especially the musical episode.

I wish that there’s going to be a Season 7 and that Zelena will still be there. I’m also hoping to watch other disney stories and other untold stories we grew up watching.

So to those who haven’t seen the musical episode, see it with an open mind. Bearing in mind that a musical is about telling the story and not about how great their voice is. Of course, people in musicals have admirable vocal prowess as my mentor calls it, it’s because they’ve been singing for years.

Of all the musicals done by series, this one will certainly give you a disney feel and the lyrics for the characters are very well written. So congratulations to the cast, staff, and crew for a a job well done.

Checking In, Some Problems, & Help Me Please

I think I’ll start with the good things.

These past few days, I’ve been active in our Catholic worship group. In fact, I just attended two days of seminar. I just had my confession again and baptism renewal. It was such a great experience.

Now, I’m going start singing in the choir again! Yes, after attending a musical theater workshop, this time I’m going to join the music ministry in the worship group. So glad that the drought is somehow over.

Another good news, I’ve been doing a lot of writing and editing. I have to admit that I’ve also been experiencing some writer’s block along the way, but now it’s over.

Now, we go to the bad news.

Who’s using Chrome?
I’ve been experiencing some issues, and I can’t browse properly or even write in my blog. To tell you the truth, I’m writing this on my  phone and it’s really hard because my phone’s screen and keypads are so small. When I click the icon, it won’t open.
So, to anyone who knows what’s going on, please help me.

Also, I tried using Internet Explorer, I don’t understand why I couldn’t write a post in my wordpress blog.

I’ll try other browsers, but Chrome is more convenient for me.

Another bad news is my internet it’s so far my worst nightmare. The pages takes so long to load. I can’t do anything important.

So to anyone who knows how to handle my problem. Please help me.

Thank you.

Another Nomination

There’s what we call blessings:

  • when we still wake up every day
  • being able to eat three times a day
  • having shelter
  • having family and friends to rely on and more

The other day, another unexpected blessing came again, a scribophile/ blogger friend nominated me for the versatile blogger award and since I’ve already done my duty in sharing seven information about me and nominating other 15 blogs

here: The Versatile Blogger Award</>

I am here to complete my duties.

So, Sylvia, thank you for nominating me in your blog. It’s an honor that you trust me to know about relationships and writing. Check up her blog, she is a science fiction and fantasy writer. Her story, Pride is published at the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology.

Again, thank you very much for the award.

Receiving the nomination means keep working and improving and I will.

Have a great day ahead! 🙂