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pastelstorm

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« on: 07-31-2006 17:13 »

From Broadway to opera to animated musicals...

What are your favorite musicals? Which ones have you seen on stage? On Broadway? Which ones do you want to see? Have you been in any? Bring your musical discussion here.

My top musicals would have to be: RENT, The Producers and Spamalot. I have seen Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Cats and Spamalot (on Broadway). I am hopefully going to see Wicked in September. I would love to see all musicals on stage because it's so fun but I would have to say RENT and The Producers. In my school productions, I've been in The Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #1 on: 07-31-2006 17:19 »

I own The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is very very good.  I've seen the newer version of The Producers twice and I went to see Guys & Dolls performed twice at my school.  Also, I've seen Wakko's Wish like 4-5 times.  All good.
Ribbons

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« Reply #2 on: 07-31-2006 17:19 »

Does the Harlem Globetrotters count as a musical?
Dixie

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« Reply #3 on: 07-31-2006 17:31 »
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I've only really seen musicals in film (things like Chicago), not actually on show which is a shame. I've seen plays though, so it's not like I've never been to the theatre.

I'd like to see The Producers most of all (I did want to go when Lee Evans was in it...), the whole idea of people making a play called 'Springtime for Hitler' so that they can fail pleases the absurd idiot within.
I'd also like to see 'Wicked' which is apparantally coming to London soon *hopes*. Though, the premise may not please my friends or family so I may have to both beg and pay. XD
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #4 on: 07-31-2006 17:34 »

I worked on Westside Story and it was good.  Musical today aren't as good like Rent. Back then, musicals had moments where it was impactful to break into song.  Now you break into song just to go to the bathroom or something.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #5 on: 07-31-2006 17:47 »
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I saw Spamalot on Broadway with airbags in Feb.  I also saw The Wizard of Oz - local community college production - the other day, which was pretty good.  That's all I've seen that I can think of off the top of my head.  I seem to recall putting on Oaklahoma in elementary school (wish I caught it when the college put it on last summer) and some other musical, one about rafting on the Mississippi and such.

oh, I've seen Phantom of the Opera on the screen.

Edit: Oh, also, I saw Buddy Holly on stage when I was in Germany a couple years ago.  It was a fantastic production.
Wooter

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« Reply #6 on: 07-31-2006 17:55 »

I've seen Chicago and Fiddler On The Roof on broadway. I also enjoy movie musicals, but that would go in the TV/Movie section.
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« Reply #7 on: 07-31-2006 19:43 »

Yeah....Rocky Horror has got everything beat...

I mean...Tim Curry and Meatloaf in the same movie?!
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« Reply #8 on: 07-31-2006 20:08 »
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I saw spamalot on Broadway in June and I really liked it.

I'm generally a big musical fan. I like anything as long as the songs are catchy and they're integrated into the story well. I hate it when the characters are actually aware that they're singing.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #9 on: 07-31-2006 20:09 »

nh_1, was Tim Curry still playing King Arthur at that point?
newhook_1

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« Reply #10 on: 07-31-2006 20:16 »

 
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Posted by Nasty in the closed musical thread.
nh_1, was Tim Curry still playing King Arthur at that point?

No. It was too bad, I was all excited about seeing Tim Curry, Hank Azria, and David Hyde Pierce, but none of them were there. It was still a great show, though.
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« Reply #11 on: 08-01-2006 00:00 »

I...hate...Rent. And also High School Musical. That is all I'll say about that...for now...

The Producers, Nightmare Before Christmas, Rocky Horror, and Fiddler on the Roof are among the favorites off the top of my head.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #12 on: 08-01-2006 00:47 »

Forgot Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.  Both very good, but people think I'm crazy for preffering the latter.

Rocky Horror FTW!  It'd be a crime not to buy it, especially when places usually have it for $10.
M0le

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« Reply #13 on: 08-01-2006 02:17 »

I only like musicals if they have a steady supply of Vitamin Men.  frown
Shaucker

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« Reply #14 on: 08-01-2006 02:44 »

 
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Originally posted by pastelstorm:
From Broadway to opera to animated musicals...

What are your favorite musicals? Which ones have you seen on stage? On Broadway? Which ones do you want to see? Have you been in any? Bring your musical discussion here.

Jesus, this is not a productive area of discussion for me...but what the hell, I'll call on everyone's tastes--but I warn that I'm horribly elitsit with tastes that could be called "homosexual"

 
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My top musicals would have to be: RENT, The Producers and Spamalot. I have seen Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Cats and Spamalot (on Broadway). I am hopefully going to see Wicked in September. I would love to see all musicals on stage because it's so fun but I would have to say RENT and The Producers. In my school productions, I've been in The Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof.

CATS is garbage. Pure and simple. Horrible, horrible garbage meant--like all Andrew Llyod Webber--for people from the Midwest who likie their theater bland and inoffencive
Fiddler on the Roof, while I am obligated to like as a Jew, is a horrible movie.Ooh, while I'm at it, so is Yentyl.
Wicked has crazy nutjob teenage girl fans who don't know what they're talking about. Also, it has more parallel fifth harmonization than legally allowed. Oh, and it's not good at all. Back on the topic of catering for the Midwest.
I hate Rent but everyone else seems to like it. Try my Rent drinking game. YOu drink when someone gets/mentions AIDS. You get hammered in about ten minutes.
I have no comments on The Producers or Spamalot. Haven't seen either. The original Producers movie was good, and my girlfriend likes Spamalot. I'll not pass judgement yet.
Julie Taymour is awesome, and so The Lion King has the best design. Beauty and the Beast is like my favorite ani from Disney, and it was a stage musical whilst still a movie.

To review:
Andrew Lloyd Webber: bad
RENT: Everyone has AIDS
Disney: Somewhat acceptable
Stuff that is good: Sondheim, some Cole Porter, some R&H, sometimes La Cage aux Folles, nothing with ABBA, George Gershwin. Ooh, and Kander and Ebb. I heard they have a new one out.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #15 on: 09-26-2007 17:18 »

I recently saw a production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown".  It was awesome.  I remember on the cartoon they sang the Book report song and they sang it in the musical.
spaceriderX

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« Reply #16 on: 09-27-2007 08:23 »

hmm for some reason i hate musicals =/
i_need_help

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« Reply #17 on: 02-24-2008 12:11 »

I just came back from new york. I saw Young Frankenstein, Spring Awakening and Xanadu.

Young Frankenstein was good, Lots of crazy sets and great dance sequences.

Spring Awakening was beautiful. It was deep and moving and just amazing.

Xanadu was the surprise of the bunch. It was fun and hilarious and all done on roller skates. The most fun I've ever had on Broadway.

I;ve seen Rent, Cats, Miss Saigon, Sussical, Rocky  Horror Picture show, Full Monty, Les Mis, Chicago, Ragtime, Urinetown, Producers, Phantom, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Wicked, 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bat Boy, Hairspray, Chorus Line, Sweeny Todd, Beauty and the Beast, The Last Five Years - If you can't tell I am a huge musical fan. I've seen 10 shows with original cast.
THM

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« Reply #18 on: 02-25-2008 13:42 »

The ones I've seen and liked:

Cats (okay, not my favourite)
Wicked (kicked. ASS)
Avenue Q (ditto)
Sweeney Todd (I haven't seen it on stage, but the Tim Burton version is great)

'Naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies!'

- Justice Snoop Dogg, Into the Wild Green Yonder
JoshTheater

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« Reply #19 on: 02-25-2008 18:24 »

You all fail at musicals. Like literally fail. Except maybe i_need_help, he's seen a lot.

ANIMATED DISNEY MOVIES DO NOT COUNT AS MUSICALS. SO SHUT THE HELL UP.

Rocky Horror Picture Show is my favorite musical of all time, followed by Into The Woods (a HYSTERICAL play that you need to get your hands on if possible), followed by How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, followed by Little Shop Of Horrors, etc.

Those are just my favorites though...I've SEEN tons.

I've also have been in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into The Woods, and am planning on being in The Pajama Game at my school (auditions are on Wednesday). Don't know if this upcoming one is any good though...we JUST got the scripts today.
Sil

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« Reply #20 on: 03-06-2008 09:26 »

Avenue Q, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Show, Gypsy, Company. See these all now.

Failing these, anything by Stephen Sondheim is a solid bet.
Books

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« Reply #21 on: 03-06-2008 09:31 »

I saw The Lion King for a field trip to Toronto. I remember we had to wear a tie and dress shirt. Only my tie was too long and my shirt too short. It was a great experience, I took pennies and handed them to homeless people until the teachers made me stop. I don't see why, they were quite nice people.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-08-2008 08:40 »

For a movie, I have to go with Tommy, as it's gloriously ridiculous.  There's nothing like the sight of Acid Queen Tina Turner being utterly terrifying while injecting Roger Daltrey, and Ann Margaret writhing around in baked beans...

...oh, and Oliver Reed singing.

Ken Russell at his best!
i_need_help

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« Reply #23 on: 03-12-2008 23:27 »

How could I forget Into the Woods?? I've only seen the DVD, never live. Same thing with How to Succeed, Music Man and Dreamgirls.

I don't like Tommy, but it's not my fault. My dad  loves The Who and I have seen Tommy more times than I can count. When you are five years old the Acid Queen scene is the scariest thing in the world - with all the needles, snakes and skeletons. I still get squeamish at that part. 
Melllvar

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« Reply #24 on: 03-20-2008 06:25 »

When you are 35 the Acid Queen scene is the scariest thing in the world!  It's terrifying.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #25 on: 05-12-2008 00:24 »

I just a production of City of Angels (not based off the 1998 movie) and it was awesome.  I love film noir stuff and this was a good reference to old film noir.
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« Reply #26 on: 02-02-2012 21:07 »

Back to the Future musical in the works?

Well... I'm interested. I'll eagerly anticipate the soundtrack if it happens and if it's as good as it could be, I'd love to see the show. What's interesting is that the film's composer is involved.
But equally, this could be awful.
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« Reply #27 on: 02-03-2012 01:55 »

(Singing) "Oh Marty! Oh Marty!" (Pause) "121 Gig-O-Gig-O-Gig-O-Jig-A-Watts!" Marty: "121 Jig-AWatts?" Doc: "That's right!" Marty: "What's A 100 aaaaaannnnnddddd twenty  ONEEEEE JIGAWATTS!?"
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #28 on: 11-22-2013 20:10 »
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Has anybody here seen or listened to music from the Book of Mormon? From the music I've heard so far, it sounds hilarious.

Oh, and here's my list of favorite musicals:

Phantom Of The Opera
Les Miserables
West Side Story
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Love Never Dies
Wicked
totalnerduk

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« Reply #29 on: 11-22-2013 20:41 »

Amalgamate them into one extravaganza, and stage a puppet version of "The Miserable Phantom of the Wicked Rocky Horror Side Story Never Dies".

I'd probably watch said extravaganza once it was condensed into five minutes and put up on youtube.

Beamer

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« Reply #30 on: 11-23-2013 03:15 »

Has anybody here seen or listened to music from the Book of Mormon?

I haven't seen it (being in Australia and all frown), but I've got the official cast recording on cd and the songs are brilliant and hilarious. smile
TheBPB11

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« Reply #31 on: 11-23-2013 08:54 »

Is it true that it's more or less a stretched out version of the musical scenes from All About Mormons?
Beamer

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« Reply #32 on: 11-23-2013 08:56 »

Only in the sense that they're both musical numbers on the same subject. Story-wise and everything, they're very different.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #33 on: 11-24-2013 02:04 »

^ All-American Prophet and Hello are both good songs to get you introduced to the story and tone, and I believe both have Elder Cunningham, so it's worth it just for him. wink

BP, I'd highly suggest listening to some music from it. It's so funny and refreshing.
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« Reply #34 on: 11-24-2013 02:08 »

I'll have to check it out, thanks.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #35 on: 11-24-2013 07:25 »
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I listened to the soundtrack way way back when it first leaked and loved it...but that feels like ages ago and I still am no closer to seeing the actual show, which bugs the shit out of me. I have no intention of paying the exorbitant price to see it live, and I'm sure it will still be a few years at least until we maybe get a DVD release.

I wouldn't be surprised if they made a movie version of it actually, but I'm sure they'll still milk the fact that seeing it live is the only option now for a bit longer before they go that route.
Beamer

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« Reply #36 on: 11-24-2013 07:36 »

I wouldn't be surprised if they made a movie version of it actually, but I'm sure they'll still milk the fact that seeing it live is the only option now for a bit longer before they go that route.

Matt and Trey have confirmed they do want to make a film of it some day. Given that they recently started their own production company, I wouldn't be surprised if it happened sometime in the next couple of years (it could very well be the reason for them changing the show's production schedule so drastically after almost a decade of consistency).
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #37 on: 12-01-2013 17:26 »

 Whoo, I just listened to the book of Mormon and it was great!
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #38 on: 12-02-2013 01:54 »

Whoo, I just listened to the book of Mormon and it was great!

Ha ha, isn't it? Keep in mind anyone who was quoted saying, " Mormons are adorable," is probably gonna write a good musical about them. tongue But in all seriousness, I love Matt and Trey for this. Well really for everything, but also for this.
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« Reply #39 on: 12-02-2013 01:58 »

Twisted by Team Starkid is finally out on YouTube. Need to set aside time to watch it. smile
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