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Favorite Broadway Musicals

Post by Agatha Christie Fan » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:25 pm

Kinda like the "Favorite Song from a Musical" topic, what are everybody's favorite musicals?

Mine are Fosse, Chicago and Victor/Victoria.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:29 am

Mine is definitely Les Miserables

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Post by Jay Beeskow » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:28 pm

I never really got into musicals myself.

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Post by CluedoKid » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:46 pm

I loved Chicago, and I loved Titanic,
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Post by Michael » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:35 pm

Wicked.
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Post by Das Jabberwock » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:00 pm

The Producers and Phantom of the Opera.
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Post by Kristev » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:28 am

Godspell

Jesus Christ, Superstar

Cats

A chorus line

Les Miserables

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Post by Agatha Christie Fan » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:17 pm

Les Miz isn't a musical... it's a legend! Totally in a league of its own! I don't think anything else quite compares.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:29 am

Oh I definitely agree with you. Never have I been so moved during a production. It is truly amazing.

Others that I enjoyed were Mama Mia, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Chicago, but none of them come even close to Les Miz.

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Post by cluegirl104 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:00 am

chicago and phantom-both perfect!
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:28 pm

A Chorus Line
Cabaret
Chicago
Titanic
Les Miz
The Phantom of the Opera
Company
Sweeney Todd
Evita
The Light in the Piazza
Fiddler On the Roof
Footloose
big: the Musical
Carrie

There's probably more...yep...definately some I've forgotten about... :D
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Post by Michael » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:37 pm

Don't tell me that you've actually seen Carrie???
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Post by cluegirl104 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:51 am

is that based on stephen king's carrie or something un-related?!
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Post by Michael » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:47 am

Yes. It is considered my many to be the worst musical of all time.
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Post by cluegirl104 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:48 pm

i can imagine! sounds bad!
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Post by Michael » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:18 pm

I also like The Music Man.

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Post by Michael » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:19 pm

Oklahoma is pretty good too, I think.

I've noticed they play the score to the musical on Main Street USA in Disneyworld. It's very turn-of-the-century feel.
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:12 pm

Michael wrote:Yes. It is considered my many to be the worst musical of all time.
I've seen the footage on YouTube, and I'm saving up some extra cash to get a copy of the full soundboard recording of the show's closing performance.

As for the worst show: It's not a bad show, it just had a bad director. The director had no idea what he was doing with most of the show, and he was too fixed on symbolism to make much of it make sense. There's also a lot of singing, which works for some shows, but not for "Carrie" (did we really need a six-minute song and dance while killing the pig?) The only scenes which really had any power were the scenes between Carrie and her mother. "And Eve Was Weak" is perhaps one of the best songs ever written for the Broadway stage. The prom scene (expected to be amazing) is awful, with a giant disco ball in the corner, mirrored walls, ridiculous dances (thank you Debbie Allen) and nothing but a red light on Carrie when Chris dumps the blood. There is a video of the destruction from the London production on YouTube. As a note: The footage on Youtube shot from an angle is from Broadway, the centered shots are from London (filmed on an in-house system). Betty Buckley played the mother on Broadway, and if you look at the two videos of "Eve Was weak" and compare her to Barbara Cook, you'll see that she was much better for the role.

And whatever happened to Carrie herself, the young Linzi Hateley? She went on the play eponine in Les Miz (can be seen in the documentary "Stage by Stage") and recently ended a run of playing Roxie Hart in the London production of "Chicago." She's has a great career since "Carrie," but it's still all anyone wants to talk about with her.

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Post by CluedoKid » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:30 pm

Okay so I just got back from "The Rocky Horror Show" and it was simply amazing! I was so blown away by the whole thing. The special effects were some of the best I've seen and I loved how they were able to pull off the bed scene. Of course the show was very raunchy and there was a bit of audience participation. I too took part in the Time Warp.
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