Frontrunner saidMUSICALS!.... and u?
When I got my partner a new car a few years ago it came with Sirius satellite radio. And within a week of getting this car we took a several hundred mile trip with it, something for which satellite is perfect, because you never lose a station as you drive long distances.
And one of the Sirius channels I had pre-programmed was Broadway Showtunes. So the whole time we're driving we're listening to non-stop Broadway musicals, and singing along with them, because we know the lyrics to almost every number by heart! LOL!
So I have a great deal of empathy for you. And I think American musicals (along with some wonderful British ones, as well), have become the modern operas. Only we won't generally realize that for perhaps another 50 to 100 years.