What is your favourite musical?

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  1. TheOneFatGuy

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    Hey everyone,

    Musicals. Everyone seems to have at least one they like.

    I have very little experience with musicals. Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the two I remember seeing by choice, and Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a kid. I own the soundtrack to Phantom of the Opera, but my experience ends there.

    What is your favourite musical?
     
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    O Brother Where Art Though, a Coen brothers movie.
    My wifes' family likes musicals, but I've needed some convincing.
    I believe the Coen bros do modern adaptations of Greek tragedies.

    Robert Johnsons character is in O Brother, what's not to like...
     
  3. Mbechmann

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    I am not proud of it, but I do like musicals :oops:

    West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera.

    Recently I saw: Les Miserableness. Brilliant movie/musical movie.
     
  4. Gautfrid

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    Cabaret. Decadence in Weimar Germany, with a dark undertone.
    The Rocky Horror Show. More decadence, what's not to like?
    Les Miserables (there is no -ness ;) ). I doubt Hugo would have been impressed though.
     
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    Old ones:

    My Fair Lady
    Westside Story
    The King and I
    South Pacific

    Newer ones:

    Jersey Boys - In Vegas
    Phantom - saw it in London
    Cats
    Miss Saigon
    Jekyll


    My mother was into all of them so anything that made it to TV, we saw. I have to admit I inherited her love of the genre. Locally there is Theater Under the Stars and my wife and I have seen a number of musicals here in Houston.
     
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    Love music...hate musicals.

    Just when somebody breaks into a song, I am breaking out of the room.
     
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    Million Dollar Quartet, for sure
     
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    Cabaret.
    All That Jazz, Bob Fosse again.
    JC Superstar, the original album is fantastic, worth a listen for Alan Spenner's bass playing alone, great house band and singers (Ian Gillan as JC).
    Oliver! Lionel Bart was a genius and the choreography is just loads of fun.
    Les Parapluies De Cherbourg. Jacques Demy's masterpiece. The colour schemes alone are quite breathless.
    Oh yes, and
    Paint Your Wagon. Who could resist Clint Eastwood talking to trees.
     
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    ...and they all work better as stage productions rather than films.

    Honourable mention for Chicago. Although Denise van Outen may have coloured my opinion ;)

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    The Music Man

    The Wizard of Oz

    Tommy
     
  12. Rich_S

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    The Music Man

    Some of my earliest memories are of my father rehearsing The Music Man with a local theater company. I'm told I sent a lot of time that spring marching around the footstool in our living room to "Seventy-Six Trombones" playing on the stereo.

    Twenty years later, my brother and I performed the play again with the same company. Many of the adult cast members had appeared in the earlier production as kids. In some cases, families had three generations represented in the cast. The actor who played Mayor Shinn the first time around came back to reprise his role. Same for the School Board, played by an established barbershop quartet who reunited for the second go-round. A good time was had by all.
     
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    I saw Beach Blanket Babylon in Reno about 15 years ago. I liked it even if it was a musical.
     
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    From the perspective of playing in many musical pit orchestras, my all time favorite is Man of Lamancha. Lots of juicy guitar parts. I used an amplified flamenco and got nice results.

    I also enjoyed playing 2nd woodwind in Fiddler on the Roof. Great stuff for clarinet if you don't mind keys like c#, f# etc...
     
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    West Side Story
    Lion King
     
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    South Pacific
    Mary Poppins
    Music Man
    Annie

    All I know is that is "There is trouble in River City"
     
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    West Side Story
    Music Man
     
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    Only one.

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
     
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    Into the Woods, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
     
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