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littleknowitall 03-02-2007 06:55 AM

Top 5 musicals.
 
I personally hate most of them but lets hear it,

saffy 03-04-2007 03:27 AM

I love grease.

DidierD 03-04-2007 04:54 AM

I saw Buddy Holly the musical in the West End once....that was awsome.... just my personal opinion though :)

adidasss 03-04-2007 06:26 AM

Hair.

Kevorkian Logic 03-04-2007 08:20 AM

Avenue Q
Monty Python
Rent
Chorus Line
Cabaret

Desired_Moments 03-04-2007 08:31 AM

Grease
Sound Of Music
Mary Poppins
Chitty Chitty bang bang
Phantom Of The Opera

littleknowitall 03-04-2007 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by adidasss (Post 345013)
Hair.

I'd like to see this just becuse 'age of aquarius' is fantastic.

Maddest_Hatter 03-04-2007 10:57 AM

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Little Shop of Horrors
The Producers
The Sound Of Music
Mary Poppins

littleknowitall 03-04-2007 11:55 AM

ooh the rocky horror picutre show, that's a good one, tim curry was fantastic in that.

enemyat_thesix 03-04-2007 11:11 PM

I'm partial to Sweeney Todd, myself. 'Johanna' and 'Kiss Me' are two of the most terribly romantic songs ever; and 'A Little Priest' is probably the wittiest number I've ever heard.

DearJenny 03-04-2007 11:15 PM

Hard one:
1.Phantom and the Opera
2.Man of La Mancha
3.Cabaret
4.Les Miserables
5.Jesus Christ, Superstar

I second Hair as well. Oh, and I'm an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan fo sho.

djbnice1 03-05-2007 06:29 AM

grease is a good musical havnt heard too many

Kevorkian Logic 03-05-2007 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CityLightsLikeRain (Post 345422)
Hard one:
1.Phantom and the Opera
2.Man of La Mancha
3.Cabaret
4.Les Miserables
5.Jesus Christ, Superstar

I second Hair as well. Oh, and I'm an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan fo sho.

I saw Jesus Christ, Superstar last night. I thought a few of the comic relief scenes where extremely inappropriate. Other than that it was really good. I'm surprised the you don't have Cats or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in your list, if your a big Webber fan, they're classics.

DearJenny 03-05-2007 12:26 PM

^Cats would be a good 6 or 7 on my list, even though the premise WAS dumb, it had "Memory" one of the most memorable songs from a musical ever. I didnt much care for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

calacirya1 03-05-2007 05:12 PM

in no particular order:
1.Spamalot
2.Chicago
3.Assassins
4.Cats
5.Les Miserables

tdoc210 03-05-2007 05:47 PM

jesus christ wasn't a superstar *frowns* (i want an action figure with gliding action)

1 les mis
2 phantom
3 grease
4 yeh

littleknowitall 03-06-2007 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by calacirya1 (Post 345615)

5.Les Miserables

i went to see this done by a college group once....they did a dreadfull job.

calacirya1 03-06-2007 12:45 PM

yeah, i went on broadway to see it, but i also saw this other group do it and they did it horribly too, i guess its something you need to see on broadway

either/or 03-06-2007 11:21 PM

Fame!

glaze 03-07-2007 10:08 AM

west side story

mixed meters 08-24-2007 06:00 PM

Try eating raoul i played in it and its really good.l

Frances 08-25-2007 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevorkian Logic (Post 345024)
Avenue Q
Monty Python
Rent
Chorus Line
Cabaret

Cabaret is awesome on stage.

anticipation 08-25-2007 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by adidasss (Post 345013)
Hair.

fag.





West Side Story was pretty hxc.

Kevorkian Logic 08-26-2007 02:58 PM

I add Spring Awakening to my list.

jacklovezhimself 08-26-2007 07:09 PM

Monty Python
Little Shop of Horrors
The Music Man
West Side Story
Hair

They're all good and technically not in order because it's a tie between the top three.

jacklovezhimself 08-26-2007 07:12 PM

o god damnit Jesus Christ SUPERSAR. I'm not religious but that musical makes me wish I was.

Son of JayJamJah 08-26-2007 07:45 PM

South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut

jacklovezhimself 08-26-2007 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JayJamJah (Post 391037)
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut

ha Satan having sex with Sadam Hussein. What's better?

Frances 08-26-2007 09:05 PM

Cannibal. I'd almost forgotten about that one.

VEGANGELICA 01-26-2011 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Desired_Moments (Post 345025)
Grease
Sound Of Music

Mary Poppins
Chitty Chitty bang bang
Phantom Of The Opera

My List:

The Sound of Music
Grease
Fiddler on the Roof
?
?

I'm not much of a fan of musicals. I saw "Phantom of the Opera" in London but don't care for this musical at all because it just seems, well, silly and very unlikely. And I definitely don't like the musical "Cats." In fact, I HATE "Cats." I find the musical boring and tedious. I am underwhelmed by all these adults dressed up as cats. "Oklahoma" is okay...trivial topic, though. "South Pacific" is okay, too. It has a few memorable, funny songs.

Three musicals I actually like are these:

(1) "The Sound of Music," damned as American kitsch by a German friend of mine, is my favorite musical of all. I love the dancing puppet scene, the song "Edelweiss," and many other songs. The one where the nun sings always bored me as a child, but I don't mind it now.

(2) I saw "Fiddler on the Roof" in a live production and loved that it had serious subject matter, so I was impressed. On the downside, I remember few songs.

(3) "Grease." I recently watched the original "Grease" movie after not having seen it for many years, and I still enjoy the movie despite now agreeing completely with my parents that it is full of anti-role models and bad messages such as this ridiculous one: "Get the guy by changing how you dress and by starting to smoke!" :rolleyes:

As a child, though, I was sucked in by the characters, the storyline, and the catchy songs. How can one not like John Travolta's cuddly, hard, sweet, lecherous, emotional persona in this movie, even if he comes across mostly as a shallow but appealing jerk? Or Sandy's super sweet and sensitive but spunky personality? Sandy! :) She is just...so...CUTE!!!

Grease - "Summer Nights" -- I spent much of 5th grade singing this song, dreaming of the "exciting" high school years to come! I wanted to be Sandy/Olivia. I even started to wear my hair like hers, denying that was what I was doing when my friend teased me about it (but she was right):



Grease - "Hopelessly Devoted" -- pretty song and Olivia sings it so well! :)



Grease - "Greased Lightning" -- makes me want to be a car mechanic, and I hate cars.


bob. 01-26-2011 09:25 AM

i was in a production of Grease i was cast as Kenickie and sang Greased Lightening :) (he sings it in the stage production)

i love a good musical

The Sound Of Music (i get chills at the begining....with Andrews in the Austrian mountains....and i cry when i hear 'Edelweiss' i watch this at least twice a year)
Little Shop Of Horrors (it's just such a classic and the cast in the film is perfect)
Cannibal: The Musical (so bad it's good)
Mary Poppins (such great songs, and a very imaginative plot...i just sit and smile when this is on)
My Fair Lady (i love everything about this musical...ironically the reason that Julie Andrews was not cast as the delightful Eliza Doolittle (as she was in the original Broadway cast)...was because she wanted to do Mary Poppins!....so we got two great musicals in 1964 and by two wonderful women!)

VEGANGELICA 01-26-2011 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 991770)
i was in a production of Grease i was cast as Kenickie and sang Greased Lightening :) (he sings it in the stage production)

i love a good musical

The Sound Of Music (i get chills at the begining....with Andrews in the Austrian mountains....and i cry when i hear 'Edelweiss' i watch this at least twice a year)
Little Shop Of Horrors (it's just such a classic and the cast in the film is perfect)
Cannibal: The Musical (so bad it's good)

Kenickie! :) Good character. And you got to sing Greased Lightening! You lucky dog you, Bob. I used to practice those fun arm motions all the time after I first saw the movie. Better than the macarena! :p:

I've never seen "Cannibal." "So bad it's good" sounds promising. I've seen a very non-professional production of "Little Shop of Horrors" and actually forgot it *is* a musical because I probably was trying to blank out the singing, which I may not have liked.

Speaking of musicals (since we are), I saw "Mamma Mia!" quite a few years ago in Chicago and, having very low expectations, was favorably impressed. The ABBA songs were worked into the drama quite well, I felt, and the plot was fairly interesting...even if it is just a variation of the ol' tired love story plot used over and over again in musical after musical and song after song. At least "The Little Shop of Horrors" has a human-eating plant. That's fresh. :)

James 01-26-2011 10:02 AM

Little Shop Of Horrors and Rocky Horror Picture Show are my only two. Good stuff.

bob. 01-26-2011 10:02 AM

i completely forgot about Mamma Mia!....i saw it when it came to Minneapolis with the original cast....which was 100 times better than the cast for the film....which of course is still pretty damn good

just remember the "so bad" part....i've shown it to people who basically told me it is the worst movie ever made....obviously i beg to to differ....the story is fun, the songs are singable and hilarious, and the acting is atrocious!....oh and there are japanese indians in it....spadoinkle!

VEGANGELICA 01-26-2011 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by James (Post 991787)
Little Shop Of Horrors and Rocky Horror Picture Show are my only two. Good stuff.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show! :) I completely forgot about that musical. I think I've always just been too mesmerized by the lead character's sexy outfits to pay much attention to the fact that people are singing. I've just seen the movie version...a classic, of course.

James, do you mean those are the ONLY two musicals you've ever seen? :( Comments like that will make me think you're just 15 or 16 or so! :p:

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 991788)
i completely forgot about Mamma Mia!....i saw it when it came to Minneapolis with the original cast....which was 100 times better than the cast for the film....which of course is still pretty damn good

just remember the "so bad" part....i've shown it to people who basically told me it is the worst movie ever made....obviously i beg to to differ....the story is fun, the songs are singable and hilarious, and the acting is atrocious!....oh and there are japanese indians in it....spadoinkle!

Japanese Indians! :D Sounds like a winner. Spadoinkle, indeed! Now you've made me even more curious about "Cannibal: The Musical."

P.S. I forgot to mention that "Edelweiss" makes me want to cry, too. Isn't it a happy moment when a song or movie can make you sad? :)

James 01-26-2011 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by VEGANGELICA (Post 991790)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show! :) I completely forgot about that musical. I think I've always just been too mesmerized by the lead character's sexy outfits to pay much attention to the fact that people are singing. I've just seen the movie version...a classic, of course.

James, do you mean those are the ONLY two musicals you've ever seen? :( Comments like that will make me think you're only 15 or 16 or something! :p:

Well, I have seen The Sound of Music and The Wizard Of Oz too. I am actually in the school production of The Wizard Of Oz, playing a gay wolf in a dress :D. So I guess they would be on my list too.

VEGANGELICA 01-26-2011 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by James (Post 991791)
Well, I have seen The Sound of Music and The Wizard Of Oz too. I am actually in the school production of The Wizard Of Oz, playing a gay wolf in a dress :D. So I guess they would be on my list too.

I didn't know The Wizard of Oz had been turned into a musical...or that it has a gay wolf in a dress in it! Whoops! I guess I'm behind the times.

You know, James, here's a message for your director: gay wolves don't *have* to wear dresses to symbolize their being gay. I fear your Scottish musical there is perpetuating stereotypes about wolf homosexuality. Many wolves who are gay just look like heterosexual wolves. :p: You really just can't tell, based on a wolf's attire, what his sexual orientation is.

James 01-26-2011 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by VEGANGELICA (Post 991792)
I didn't know The Wizard of Oz had been turned into a musical...or that it has a gay wolf in a dress in it! Whoops! I guess I'm behind the times.

You know, James, here's a message for your director: gay wolves don't *have* to wear dresses to symbolize their being gay. I fear your Scottish musical there is perpetuating stereotypes about wolf homosexuality. Many wolves who are gay just look like heterosexual wolves. :p: You really just can't tell, based on a wolf's attire, what his sexual orientation is.

The character isn't actually gay, he just wears a dress. But some of his lines suggest homosexuality imo.

bob. 01-26-2011 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by VEGANGELICA (Post 991790)

Japanese Indians! :D Sounds like a winner. Spadoinkle, indeed! Now you've made me even more curious about "Cannibal: The Musical."

P.S. I forgot to mention that "Edelweiss" makes me want to cry, too. Isn't it a happy moment when a song or movie can make you sad? :)

Edelweiss in my opinion proves that Rogers and Hammerstein were the absolute best in the genre.....i watched the Ophrah when she re-assembled the cast...and at the end she had the descendants of the real Von Trapps come out and sing Edelweiss it was incredibly moving....not just how beautifully they sang it but just the reaction from both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


speaking of wolves....have you seen Into The Woods?

Bernadette Peters is amazing as the witch

ThePhanastasio 01-26-2011 01:26 PM

I actually love this thread! I've been acting since I was a wee thing, and of course I've heard dozens and dozens of musicals - haha.

My top 5 just to listen to:
1.) Tick, Tick...Boom!
2.) A Little Night Music
3.) Rocky Horror
4.) Wicked
5.) Bat Boy: The Musical

My top 5 that I've been in:
1.) Grease (Rizzo)
2.) The Boyfriend (Mme. Dubonnet)
3.) Guys and Dolls (Gen. Cartwright)
4.) Rocky Horror (Frank, Magenta)
5.) The Wiz (Tornado dancer, poppy, main Ozian)


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