If I was to watch a musical at this moment

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Postby Kara » 06 Sep 2008, 10:37

Graham wrote:Moulin Rouge is not a musical.
It is a compilation album of random songs that appears to be edited by a crazed meth-addict with attention problems.

I love musicals, and I couldn't fucking stand Moulin Rouge.


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And Unclever just said one that I was about to recommend, that being How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. One of my favourites.

Cabaret is also rad.

Across The Universe is a must see if you like The Beatles.

Rocky Horror Picture Show is a classic if you wanna watch it with some friends.

If you're just listening to a great musical soundtrack to listen to I would highly suggest the recording of Spring Awakening. You can also find basically the entire show on YouTube. Absolutely incredible. (Can't wait for it to go to Toronto so I can see it.)
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Postby JoeNewberry » 06 Sep 2008, 10:47

Kara wrote:Cabaret is also rad.


That is a good one. Everybody keeps reminding me of ones I've seen and liked and then couldn't remember when Jester J. asked. Liza was quite smoking hot as I remember.
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Postby tak197 » 06 Sep 2008, 11:29

As far as musicals go, I suggest Ragtime, Rent, Wicked, Mamma Mia, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hairspray, Les Mis, and Legally Blonde.

Yes I am a dude, but Legally Blonde made me roflmao, especially with Laura Bell Bundy, who had a great singing voice and the same kind of comedic timing (and sometimes the face) of Nicole Sullivan.
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Postby meta me » 06 Sep 2008, 12:09

o brother where art thou
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Postby JesterJ. » 06 Sep 2008, 12:21

CyberTractor wrote:*Long post*
Ahh thank you for this superlong post
I haven't seen Sweeny Todd, but that was on my list (that I'd forgotten), so thanks for bringing that up.
Gypsy I haven't seen nor heard much about, but I've heard some of the music and liked it, so I might check it out.
Chicago: Never seen it or heard music from it, but heard it was great
I do like Bye Bye Birdie, to an extent, but didn't include it in my list. The movie is god-awful, and the only reason I like it is because I performed in it (playing Birdie) which was a lot of fun...but the music is pretty bad, for the most part. And the story is pretty lame, in my opinion.

I wouldn't count The Blues Brothers as a musical, as epicawesome as it is.

I'm still amazed with myself that I haven't seen Fiddler yet, since it's such a famous/supposed to be great musical. Hmm.

NEWSIES: I haven't seen it yet, but I know of a few people that absolutely looooove it. So that goes on my list.

Cabaret is one of the weirdest experiences I've ever had. That movie is...strange. But some great music.

I've heard that Spring Awakening is pretty great, but so far it's only on Broadway (I believe), so no chance of me seeing it except in a crappy personinaudiencevideotaping it way. I was thinking of taking a trip to New York next summer with some friends, and Spring Awakening along with Legally Blonde and In The Heights would be the top 3 for us to see. I've only heard a couple songs out of In The Heights, but they also bothered me in a Rent sort of way, along with a mix of High School Musical (the oh-so stereotyped minorities living in a dilapidated place, Mexican-American so they're all bi-lingual POR FAVOR, and just all of that bothers me. Although I bet if I actually saw it I would like it.)
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Postby Kara » 06 Sep 2008, 12:52

Someone in my theatre group saw [title of show] on Broadway in August. She adored it, so if you're heading for New York it's probably a good bet.

Also, Spring Awakening and Legally Blonde are great bets for b-way. I saw Legally Blonde on a taping that MTV did (my friend sent it to me, as we haven't gotten it to play yet in Canada). Very very good. Hilarious. Great music too.
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Postby CyberTractor » 06 Sep 2008, 17:35

I have both the [title of show] and Spring Awakening soundtracks. I actually preordered the [title of show] soundtrack because my friend saw it being preformed at the festival and loved it, and told me to get it.

So, if anyone wants to "BUY THEIR OWN COPY", hit me up and I'll "SHOW YOU WHERE TO GET IT".
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Postby Misty » 06 Sep 2008, 20:19

Graham wrote:Moulin Rouge is not a musical.
It is a compilation album of random songs that appears to be edited by a crazed meth-addict with attention problems.

I love musicals, and I couldn't fucking stand Moulin Rouge.


... You make me a sad panda, Graham :cry:
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Postby Unclever title » 06 Sep 2008, 21:15

meta me wrote:o brother where art thou


While an excellent movie and with at least one awesome song, I think we're REALLY stretching the musical definition here.
My train of thought is more like a roller coaster that has loop de loops and no safety bars.
I don't know if I'm tall enough to ride.
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Postby Vaughn » 06 Sep 2008, 21:15

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Postby DmitriW » 06 Sep 2008, 21:38

Unclever title wrote:Fiddler on the Roof (my personal favorite close 2nd being the Music Man)


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Also, Wicked.
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Postby JesterJ. » 06 Sep 2008, 22:19

I just watched Newsies. It was incredibly Disney, but definitely fun and enjoyable. Next up, Wicked!

Edit: Nevermind, I couldn't find any kind of video of Wicked (not even a crappy camera-from-the-audience). Poo.
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Postby DmitriW » 06 Sep 2008, 22:22

JesterJ. wrote:I just watched Newsies. It was incredibly Disney, but definitely fun and enjoyable. Next up, Wicked!


Wait..you know a place where you can WATCH Wicked? I wasn't aware video was available of the show. :o
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Postby JesterJ. » 06 Sep 2008, 22:33

CyberTractor wrote:I have both the [title of show] and Spring Awakening soundtracks. I actually preordered the [title of show] soundtrack because my friend saw it being preformed at the festival and loved it, and told me to get it.

So, if anyone wants to "BUY THEIR OWN COPY", hit me up and I'll "SHOW YOU WHERE TO GET IT".


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Postby kkief02 » 07 Sep 2008, 01:19

JesterJ. wrote:Just as a by-the-by kkief, Avenue Q, Little Shop, and The Producers (specifically Producers) are my top 3 and recommendations, if you haven't seen/heard any of those.
I have seen all three of those and I agree they are fraking awesome.
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Postby korri » 07 Sep 2008, 14:15

Annchan wrote:One that is a little unknown is "into the woods" I liked it when I was younger but haven't seen it in a long time.
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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 07 Sep 2008, 17:31

JesterJ's list is pretty solid, though I would add Damn Yankees.

Re: Wicked...hm. I think Wicked is overrated. I loved the book, because it was a pretty clever inspection about the way we look at good and evil. The musical watered all that down and added a bunch of forgettable songs, and in my humble opinion the resulting show fellated some pretty significant phalli.

A lot of revues have been mentioned so far. It makes me want to see Tomfoolery just once, even if it weren't good. If you haven't heard of it, don't worry about it. Anyhoo, I'd be the first to say that some producers and writers need to get together and make a JoCo revue. Proposed title: Code Monkey. I've actually given the score a lot of thought...

Final point: Gutenberg! The Musical! was the best play I've ever seen.
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Postby JesterJ. » 07 Sep 2008, 17:40

Dominic Appleguard wrote:added a bunch of forgettable songs


Wut? The music is fantastic, in my opinion. Defying Gravity, What Is This Feeling, Popular (is....fun. But also...yeah.) I didn't see much forgettable about it, but meh. Unlike others it wasn't shoved down my throat and talked about constantly (RENT), so I don't despise it on principle.

Anyhoo, I'd be the first to say that some producers and writers need to get together and make a JoCo revue. Proposed title: Code Monkey. I've actually given the score a lot of thought...

Check the JoCo forums; One of his fans (spiff) wrote an entire script for it, so they're pretty hardcore about it, although getting enough fans in the same area (I think the tentative spot was Washington D.C.) to produce/direct/etc. it would be hard.
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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 07 Sep 2008, 17:45

JesterJ. wrote:Check the JoCo forums; One of his fans (spiff) wrote an entire script for it, so they're pretty hardcore about it, although getting enough fans in the same area (I think the tentative spot was Washington D.C.) to produce/direct/etc. it would be hard.

Not a forum I visit myself...at any rate this doesn't surprise me much (that somebody's tried, or that it's been hard).
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Postby JesterJ. » 09 Sep 2008, 21:08

So I just finished Sweeny Todd and it was...uh...

Well. I actually thought the entire first half was pretty boring, I almost fell asleep toward the beginning. The music didn't really keep me very enthralled, I felt like that was the most boring part of it (Save 1 or 2 numbers). The second half was more interesting, but on the whole it was just sort of a fucked up movie.

Next up, Fiddler on the Roof.
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Postby JoeNewberry » 09 Sep 2008, 22:22

What about Mary Poppins? That's a musical, and a pretty good one, too.

Elsa Lanchester, who played the female monster in the Bride of Frankenstein, plays the nanny that quits at the beginning.
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Postby Wraith » 09 Sep 2008, 22:24

Well, I may be a bit impartial, but I would say Newsies.
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Postby JoeNewberry » 09 Sep 2008, 23:06

Wraith wrote:Well, I may be a bit impartial, but I would say Newsies.


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Postby Wraith » 09 Sep 2008, 23:50

Not to mention Christian "the man who would be The Bat" Bale.
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