#AtoZReveal! What’s the Theme This Year?

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My sixth year doing the April A to Z Blogging Challenge! This is probably the highlight for my blog each year, and, as many of you know, I start planning for the next year as soon as the current year wraps up. Sometimes a theme is just in my head, but I do a lot of planning (I learned how important it is during the 2012 Challenge, when I had not written my blog posts in advance).

In 2012, I focused on writers (novelists, poets, lyricists, essayists). 2013’s theme was Oh! The Places I’ve Been! In 2014, I titled my posts with Smile and Say….. – yes, the A to Z of cheese. In 2015, it was Listen Up! and featured musical instruments.

Last year’s theme was Paris Between the Wars and each day featured someone who was part of that twenty-year span (1919-1939) in Paris, when the city experienced a cultural and intellectual boom.

So you may have guessed that I like to blog about food, books, music, and travel. I’d had a few ideas about my 2017 theme, but in the end, I’ve decided on something I hope is uplifting, fun, a little bit educational. This year’s theme is…..



Some of these musicals you’ll know well, some you may not be familiar with. I had tough choices to make! And with each post I’ll include a clip that features a song from that show.

Hope you enjoy! And if you’re blogging in April, let me know so I can be sure to check in.

Here’s a beautiful rendition of What the World Needs Now from Broadway for Orlando:



52 thoughts on “#AtoZReveal! What’s the Theme This Year?

  1. We’ve participated in the Challenge the same length of time, and I don’t think I’ve ever run into you. I’m slippin’… Anyway, this is going to be a great theme. I look forward to seeing your posts!


  2. Martha I live in a small town in Virginia and we have a nationally known theater called the Barter Theater. When it began in the 1930s you could barter your way in with produce or animals. Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Larry Linville, Wayne Knight, Gregory peck and more spent time there early in their careers. We saw Mamma Mia this past Friday.

    We haven’t been to NYC yet, but I definitely want to make Broadway part of our journey.

    I will be blogging about a new novel concept on my fiction blog.

    Joe @ the Fiction Playground visting from the A to Z Challenge


  3. Great theme. Although, don’t get me wrong, but I’m so sorry I never discovered your blog last year. Interwar-year Paris was just up my alley, I’m telling you. I may end up nosing around that series 😉
    Thsi doesn’t mean I won’t nose around your new challenge too!

    Have a fantastic challenge!

    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – 1940s Film Noir


  4. What a great idea Martha! I love musicals. I have seen a few over the years. I am really going to enjoy this.


  5. When I was younger I loved watching musicals, now I find that I get antsy waiting for a song or dance to end. I look forward to seeing what you choose. Happy A to Z in song.


    1. Thanks, Denise – I’m looking forward to yours as well. I tried to leave a message on your post, but I had to verify three or four items just to post, so I gave up. But I will be following!


  6. Hi Martha – this will teach me something … and I’ll enjoy the read – so looking forward to your posts … cheers Hilary


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