I was a "Broadway Baby" by proxy - my aunt, who is a professional dancer and has always wanted to work on Broadway. Now that she's older and has 2 kids and is going to give up dancing to teach, starting next year, it never happened, but I grew up on every musical that came down the pike and that my aunt LOVED - Cats, A Chorus Line, Fame, Grease, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, West Side Story, Annie - if my aunt liked it, so did I (she was like an older sister to me, so anything and everything she did was the ultimate in cool).
Now I'm on to more "modern" fare - Wicked, RENT, Jersey Boys, Phantom, Les Mis, The Producers, Avenue Q and so on. But I still love theater. I want to be able to go see "Jersey Boys" and "Wicked" when they tour L.A., since I didn't get a chance to catch them here.