Fun MUSICALS That You Have Loved!

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Please post and discuss here about musicals that captured your heart, both on stage and in the movies....

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  2. Hux

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    Never been a fan of them. It's all a bit hammy and jazz hands.

    Love this though.

     
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  3. elanor

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    I never liked Hollywood musicals.
    My favourite musicals from the Western lands:

    9/10
    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    Beautiful film, I like the music and the direction, lots of good actors with nice voices

    8/10
    Hair (1979)
    feels still fresh for me

    the rest 7/10, ordered by preference:
    Kiss Me Kate (1953)
    Help! (1965)
    Mamma Mia! (2008)

    Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
    Yentl (1983)
    Hello, Dolly! (1969)
    West Side Story (1961)
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Unconditional Love (2002) [somehow I don't remember why this movie is filed with genre musical]
    Das Wirtshaus im Spessart (1958) [would not call it a musical, its a film with songs, if that's a musical then Cat Ballou is also]

    And then at 6/10 follow lots of Hollywood musicals including A Chorus Line (1985).


    But I like a lot of Bollywood films especially for their dance-songs. I know, that most of you dislike these but I will present some in another post.
     
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  4. streak1981

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    Singin' In the Rain (1952)
    Willy Wonka (1971)
    Grease (1978)
    Hairspray (1986?)
    Cry-Baby (1990)
     
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    Pippin



    Almost had a chance to perform this with an amateur theatre company many years ago. But then they chickened out and did The Sound of Music instead because it was "more popular" :emoji_frowning2:
     
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  6. Carol

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    In no particular order - never tire of any of these, for starters.

    Cabaret
    Godspell
    Rocky Horror
    Jerry Springer: the Opera
    Slice of Saturday Night
    Blood Brothers
    City of Angels
     
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    For a straight man, I love musicals way too much. :emoji_relaxed:

    Phantom of the Opera
    Fiddler on the Roof (I've had the opportunity to see this done live twice, and both times it was amazing)
    Jesus Christ Superstar
    Hair
    Godspell
    RENT
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (I was actually part of this one in college)
    Show Boat
    Pippen
    The Fantasticks (again, did this one in college, where I had a lead role, back when I had a beautiful singing voice)
    Sweeney Todd
    Camelot
    Evita
     
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    I haven't seen many; but the ones I have seen, I've liked a lot.

    Grease
    Mamma Mia!
    Les Miserables
    La La Land
     
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  9. Carol

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    Be soothed! I count nine of the shows you list as having blatant heterosexual plotlines. 2 of them I don't know - Pippen and The Fantasticks - and the 2 Jesus-based ones which, err, don't cover Da Vinci Code areas of spuriousness, so lack raunchiness).

    Double check your orientation (inoffensive stereotype alert: steak and beer or quiche and spritzer? How do you feel about throw cushions? And OK yes, fooled you! Having lived in Islington for more than 20 years, I'm very well aware that the stereotypes are proven false, including the one about musical theatre. Funny how phoney labels stick.
     
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    Oh, don't get me wrong. I know it's very much a stereotype. However, when I was in college, it was my gay roommate that got me to try out for Joseph, which I almost didn't because I didn't think I was good enough. He and another gay friend of mine used to be the guys that had no problem with the stereotype, and we used to sit around singing showtunes. I've also had gay friends who wouldn't be caught dead going to see musical theatre,

    I spent a lot of my younger days trying to prove to others I wasn't gay. I grew up in the rural midwest in the eighties, and having long hair, wearing earrings, not playing sports, doing music, art and home ec courses in high school, and being publicly seen with known gays - it was automatically assumed I was too. I finally realized that these people have so little love for themselves and have been taught from an early age by religious fundamentalists that it's wrong to be that way, so they hate anything that isn't "like them". I moved on and they didn't. I have the upper ground.

    And just what's wrong with quiche and spritzer? And is it a nice spinach artichoke quiche? Dammit, now I want quiche!
     
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  11. Carol

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    Nothing at all wrong with them (never said there was) - have to say I've never tried spinach and artichoke, but I'm extremely partial to Greek spinakopeta - apologies for crap spelling to anyone Greek who knows better. My mum did smashing cheese and onion, and bacon and egg ones, but called them "flans" anyway (it was a bit pre-quiche era, let alone "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" era. Dad would hoover them up at any time, and he HATED Fred Astaire!
    Spritzers though - it's probably a climate thing, but as a Yorkshirewoman I default to less summery bevvies - ask me again during a heat wave.
    And by the way - fascinating story, thanks - is there any cure for fundamentalism?
     
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    Unfortunately, not a reliable one. It's ingrained in them from a young age. But on the other hand, they would say the same about my rampant left wing tenancies. *sigh*

    Yes, it is rather cold here right now, so I'd probably go for a stout or some scotch. Or maybe a nice Irish coffee. Spritzers are definitely a summer drink. Like vodka and lemonade.

    We had a friend who became like an older brother to me, and he was one of those guys who used to spout that nonsense. Mom made it for him once, and didn't tell him what it was. He ate it up, raving about it. He about shat when she told him what it was.

    Mmmm...cheese, onion, bacon...I think quiche may be on the menu here very soon.
     
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  13. streak1981

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    I live in South Florida (was born down here), & you see spritzers, sangria (my mother makes a version of sangria that involves either red wine or pre-made sangria mix in a jug, fruit cocktail, & Sprite. I can't stand sangria, but people take the time to rave about it whenever she serves it), ice-cold Coronas, & other shit considered a summer drink served year-round. Hell, my mother & I have served MIMOSAS on Christmas!!!
     
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