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Musicals

CantideCantide Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
We have threads for movies and threads for music. Their lovechild was inevitable.

Currently my favorite musicals are two well known productions by Stephen Sondheim:


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Starts off as little more than a retelling of various fairy tales, and then twists everything around and examines the moral implications of the stories, and the consequences of doing anything to get yourself a "happy ending". One of my favorite aspects of the show is that, instead of having scenes of just talking and scenes of just singing, characters will frequently rhyme or sing a few lines during the normal dialog, and conversely break rhyme or speak normally during the songs. As a result, the speaking<->singing transitions are much smoother than other musicals, and the whole play feels like a unified piece.


Careful the wish you make,
Wishes are children.
Careful the path they take,
Wishes come true,
Not free.
:whistle:




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The story of a barber who kills his customers and has their corpses used for meat pies; what's not to love?

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
And it's filled with people who are filled with shit
And the vermin of the world inhabit it...
But not for long!
:whistle:

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Can we talk about... musical movies?

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  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited January 2007
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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    There's a Spiderman musical.

    And also a Sailor Moon one that goes on for like five hours.

    Nothing is sacred.

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Two of my favorites, too, but my absolute favorite is Wicked, hands down.
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    A retelling of the Wizard of Oz from the viewpoint of the Wicked Witch of the East. Also an excellent, trippy book by Maguire.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    1776 is my favorite movie musical. sort of a guilty pleasure maybe but I LOVE IT.

    Les Mis, Phantom, and Jesus Christ Superstar. I've been watching this since I was 3 (my family is... different. Not weird, just not entirely what would be expected)

    soft spots for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Oliver, Pirates of Penzance, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Tommy, all of which I was in through my highschool (the first three were before I was in the school, and the last three are the ones I legitimately like)

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  • NexusSixNexusSix Registered User
    edited January 2007
    thorgot wrote:
    Also an excellent, trippy book by Maguire.

    Sorry, don't mean to take things off track, but... YES. Fucking fantastic book, although it pissed me off for the last 3rd of the book. Actually, I was pissed off most of the time reading that book but the last 3rd made me really mad whilst the first 2/3 left me stewing over circumstance and fate.... I was rooting for the "Wicked Witch" the whole way through, so, :evil:

    I was trying to get tickets for the show for me and the wife when it came to Pittsburgh, but they were here for just a few days and shit sold out damn quick. I'd love to see this live, but t'wasn't meant to be. :cry:

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Does The Wall count?

    I am going to have to say Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Spamalot are all really awesome.

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  • real_pochaccoreal_pochacco Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I don't know why I liked Oklahoma so much. I think it's because I could understand what was going on.

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  • NexusSixNexusSix Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Does The Wall count?

    Only the nipple shaving part.

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  • BenGPTBenGPT Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Uh, South Pacific?
    Musicals are queer.

    That being said, Rent.

    Also, the musical episode of Buffy and more recently of Scrubs.

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  • VirumVirum Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    http://www.evildeadthemusical.com/

    I really wanted to go during Christmas break, but I didn't have the money.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ahh, sweet...I had wanted to start a thread like this.

    OK, so, Into The Woods is my favorite musical by far. It's creative and works on so many levels. Some of the hardest/most difficult music pieces too. Your Fault is a fucking nightmare to perform.

    I was in a high school production of it, as Jack. Best play I was ever in (over 30, I guess, at last count).

    Let's see...I was in The Music Man, and I love that play too. I really, really liked the Matthew Broderick TV version. Is that available on DVD or anything?

    I was in Bye Bye Birdie once...that's an annoying play, but I liked the George Alexander/Vanessa Williams TV version too. Admittedly, the Dick Van Dyke version is fun to watch every ten years or so.

    I was in No, No Nanette, and to this day I have no fucking idea what that play is about. Something about three couples and everybody wants to control their girl or marry Nanette or some bullshit. All I know is the song Tea For Two came from that play.

    I was in Krazy For You and I also saw it on Broadway. While the soundtrack is extremely bland on its own (sorry Gershwin), the play is phenomenal when performed well. Such great dramatic irony in that film, with the right sets and blocking. And, sung well, the music integrates well into the action/acting on scene. A very active play that doesn't read very well, but is a great thing to watch (and do, if that's your thing).


    Now, beyond plays, the recent Scrubs musical episode was very well done, I thought.

    One of my favorite musicals, though, is Buffy, Season 6 Episode 7 - "Once More With Feeling" - which is just...beyond impressive. It has all the elements of a musical and it meshes so properly into the series. Perfect continuity, excellent music, well-sung by most of the regular cast...and so on. Just an amazingly well-written musical script.


    Also, I really enjoyed the Showtime movie "Reefer Madness."

    And thought it's pretty gay, Rocky Horror Picture Show was enjoyable.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I loved the Jason Alexander version too, I have it taped somewhere. I'd buy that on DVD.

    And yeah Music Man with Broderick is on DVD, I've seen it, but never saw the actual movie. I like that one too, did that before high school as well. Lots of fun.

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  • KrizKriz Registered User
    edited January 2007
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  • JetBlackCenterJetBlackCenter Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Cantide wrote:
    what's not to love?
    The fact that it's a musical, lol.

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kriz wrote:
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    What, Anya and Tara couldn't get little cut out stars? Lame.

    And yes, Into the Woods is an excellent musical. As is Wicked and, really, most of the things people have said already.

    I also have a soft spot for Pippin, though I'm not entirely sure why.

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  • etoychestetoychest Registered User
    edited January 2007
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    Also probably my favorite movie ever as well.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    thorgot wrote:
    Two of my favorites, too, but my absolute favorite is Wicked, hands down.
    wickedbigho2.jpg

    A retelling of the Wizard of Oz from the viewpoint of the Wicked Witch of the East. Also an excellent, trippy book by Maguire.

    Wicked witch of the West.

    Also, Les Miserables.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sweeney Todd is a great musical. So sinister where so many musicals make me feel nauseated. Where in some other tale a girl and a boy are pining for each other, in ST people are getting butchered and unknowingly consumed by Londeners.

    I was in 1776 in highschool so I'll always have a soft spot for it.

    My lines: "New York abstains. ... Courteously."



    Urinetown is a magnificent show, a very funny musical. Very dark humor throughout the entire thing.


    and of course, Avenue Q, which I had the luck to see on broadway. Sucks to be you!


    And Phantom of the Opera, I've decided, only works on broadway. Accept no substitutes.

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  • Pants ManPants Man Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! i saw spamalot too, that was super hilarious


    i guess as far as traditional stuff goes, the only one i can really stand is 1776


    edit: oh God, i was in 1776 in high school, too.

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  • GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So many things to reply to here...
    Cantide wrote:
    We have threads for movies and threads for music. Their lovechild was inevitable.

    Currently my favorite musicals are two well known productions by Stephen Sondheim:


    woodsusjw9.jpg

    Starts off as little more than a retelling of various fairy tales, and then twists everything around and examines the moral implications of the stories, and the consequences of doing anything to get yourself a "happy ending". One of my favorite aspects of the show is that, instead of having scenes of just talking and scenes of just singing, characters will frequently rhyme or sing a few lines during the normal dialog, and conversely break rhyme or speak normally during the songs. As a result, the speaking<->singing transitions are much smoother than other musicals, and the whole play feels like a unified piece.


    Careful the wish you make,
    Wishes are children.
    Careful the path they take,
    Wishes come true,
    Not free.
    :whistle:

    Such a great show. I did sound design, sound board op, and set construction for this in college last year.



    Incenjucar wrote:
    There's a Spiderman musical.

    And also a Sailor Moon one that goes on for like five hours.

    Nothing is sacred.

    Not to mention, Nascar, Lord of the Rings, and Edward Scissorhands.



    etoychest wrote:
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    Also probably my favorite movie ever as well.

    I actually met Gene Kellys wife in high school. Nice lady.

    By the way, i was a tech theatre major in college and I'm technically on the extras list for the local 3 stagehands.

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Cantide wrote:
    into the wood

    :whistle: High in her tower,
    She sits by the hour,
    Maintaining her hair.
    Blithe and becoming and frequently humming
    A lighthearted air:
    Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-

    Agony!
    Far more painful than yours,
    When you know she would go with you
    If there only were doors. :whistle:

    that shit's fucking hilarious at times. love it so much




    Man, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to see wicked when the tour swings down to florida. I wish I lived closer to new york.

    Les Mis is also pretty great, and I'm a pretty big fan of Cabaret.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    <3

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    I'm so pissed I didn't get to see this up in Chicago back in highschool. I don't think they've been back stateside since then, either. :(

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  • KimikoKimiko Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I'm wearing a Wicked t-shirt as we speak, and for a good reason... I'm going to go see it on tour in Balitmore this coming weekend, and on Broadway sometime in August. (My dad is kicking himself now, as he bought the tickets for Super Bowl Sunday. Poor guy.) I've already seen it once on Broadway on a school trip to NYC, and I loved every part of it. I even had a dream last night I was to play Elphaba in a smaller production of it. It was very awesome.

    I might get some shit for saying this, but before Wicked, my favorite musical was Rent. I can't help it... I love the music, the characters, everything. Even the cheesy fanfiction that ensued. The story of Jonathan Larson is what really brought it to me, though. I saw this on Broadway for my birthday last year, and though it wasn't anything compared to what the OBC experience would have been, it was still amazing.

    Also, I would probably kill to see the Beauty & The Beast musical...

    And Pokémon Live!.

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Wicked witch of the West.
    Yeah, I should have known that, I have the map burned into my memory now.

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    pedestrian.

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  • etoychestetoychest Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Grimm wrote:
    etoychest wrote:
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    Also probably my favorite movie ever as well.

    I actually met Gene Kellys wife in high school. Nice lady.

    By the way, i was a tech theatre major in college and I'm technically on the extras list for the local 3 stagehands.

    Cool. My wife and I are sort of Gene Kelly nuts. While Signin' is my favorite, she is gaga for An American in Paris.

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  • CantideCantide Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    redx wrote:
    Cantide wrote:
    into the wood

    :whistle: High in her tower,
    She sits by the hour,
    Maintaining her hair.
    Blithe and becoming and frequently humming
    A lighthearted air:
    Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-

    Agony!
    Far more painful than yours,
    When you know she would go with you
    If there only were doors. :whistle:

    that shit's fucking hilarious at times. love it so much

    <3


    You know nothing of madness..
    ..Till you're climbing her hair, and you see her
    Up there, as you're nearing her,
    All the while hearing her 'A-a-a-a-a-a-ah.'
    :whistle:

    I first heard that song in an AMV, and it alone compelled me to buy the "Into the Woods" DVD and watch the whole play.

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  • VirumVirum Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Gah. I hate Into the Woods after having to play Rapunzel's Prince in highschool.

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  • GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I dont know how the hell this wasnt listed yet or how i forgot to bring it up myself.


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    *** MALWARE REMOVED ***

    The internet is for porn

    :whistle:
    TREKKIE: The internet is for porn!
    KATE: Noooo
    TREKKIE: The internet if for porn!
    KATE: Trekkie!
    TREKKIE: Me up all night honking me horn to porn, porn, porn! :whistle:





    Avenue Q
    Avenue Q sound track on amazon.com

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    etoychest wrote:
    Grimm wrote:
    etoychest wrote:
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    Also probably my favorite movie ever as well.

    I actually met Gene Kellys wife in high school. Nice lady.

    By the way, i was a tech theatre major in college and I'm technically on the extras list for the local 3 stagehands.

    Cool. My wife and I are sort of Gene Kelly nuts. While Signin' is my favorite, she is gaga for An American in Paris.

    I like it, except for the ballet bit.

    Also, Avenue Q was on the first page. Further, my itunes of Into the Woods has been corrupted (as has my Les Mis slightly, but it's not as much as Into the Woods), and my CDs are at home. Any suggestions on reordering them? The track numbers are correct, but for some reason do not play or display in the right order.

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Avenue Q has been mentioned grimm.

    just no pictures.

    I don't think it has toured anywhere near me or I'd have seen it.


    Assains also looked pretty cool, and I think it might be sondhime(spelling all fucked up there) for some reason. Heard a couple of the songs, and they were pretty good.

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  • GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    redx wrote:
    Avenue Q has been mentioned grimm.

    just no pictures.

    I don't think it has toured anywhere near me or I'd have seen it.


    Assains also looked pretty cool, and I think it might be sondhime(spelling all fucked up there) for some reason. Heard a couple of the songs, and they were pretty good.

    Yeah, i just went back and checked. Didn't notice it there before.
    I saw it on Broadway when it first came out. Such a great show.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I love Assassins. It's by Sondheim and definitely worth a listen.
    Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one of my other favorites is Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.
    I like Wicked, but I don't know if it deserves all of the praise that's been lavished on it.

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I like Wicked, but I don't know if it deserves all of the praise that's been lavished on it.

    :) broadway hype is worse than anything in gaming, but I really like the book and everyone I know who's seen it thought it was damn good.

    I'm trying to decide if it is worth driving 4 hours each way to miami to see the off broadway tour. Not sure how much of the original cast is going to be intact and the set pieces would be a little less impressive cause they are moving them every couple days.

    It it was a little closer I wouldn't be thinking twice, but I'd have to get a room and I don't really know anyone that I could drag along. It tacks on an extra couple hundred to the price of the ticket, and it would be in season for hotels and shit down there(during spring some time).

    I can't really imagine much being worth all that. Unless it coinsides with the WMC or the grand am races at Homestead, I don't really think there is any way I'm going to make it. If it does, then there are people I share rooms and transportaion with, and that would make it a lot more affordable.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm a huge fan of both Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera. Music of the Night is one of my favorite songs ever.
    Down once more to the dungeon of my black despair!
    Down we plunge to the prison of my mind!


    (Note: not from music of the night, but still I love those lyrics)

    I would love to see Wicked in Baltimore, but Grad student + $150 ticket = broke

    I saw Spamalot (last year?) when it came to DC. I thought it was alright, but not terrific. I thought that it actually tried to follow the movie too much in some spots, so it was kinda stuck between just following the movie, and taking it in a new direction.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Virum wrote:
    Gah. I hate Into the Woods after having to play Rapunzel's Prince in highschool.

    Would you call the experience and memory "agonizing"?

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  • HiredGunHiredGun Registered User
    edited January 2007
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  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I enjoy The Sound of Music. It has pretty songs.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Drez wrote:
    Virum wrote:
    Gah. I hate Into the Woods after having to play Rapunzel's Prince in highschool.

    Would you call the experience and memory "agonizing"?

    BOOOO! Get off the stage!

    Also, this years crop of musicals seem to be lackluster. I saw light in the piazza, and it wasn't all that good, I thought.

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