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IBIS
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My absolute favorite musical is "Les Miz".

 

It has amazingly unforgettable music, as well as a universal, heart-wrenching story of love and redemption.

 

As a professional musician, I love the contrapuntal music throughout the show.

 

 

 

 

IBIS

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nycgal43
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If you're talking Broadway...A CHORUS LINE hands down.   If you're talking movie musicals...The Garland version of A STAR IS BORN.    

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tree_lover
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera.

 


pickles-mnl wrote:

call me a loser, if you wish, but i am a HUGE musical lover.

i have so many favorites, i simply cannot narrow them down to one. 

 

what is your favorite musical and WHY?


 

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Christinewannabe47
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

Having been skating to classics and musicals from a very young age, I myself have grown to loveeee musicals and operas. From the greats like Phantom of the Opera (Loooooovveeeee), Grease, Westside Story, CATS (though that one's low on the list, don't ask why lol), Sound of Music; to the children's "musicals" of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, etc. etc. etc. Of course one can't forget A Chorus Line, Carmen, Les Miserables, Moulin Rouge, Singing in the Rain, Hello there Dolly, Chicago, Cabaret, Marry Poppins, and many more that I can't seem to remember right now.....lol. As you can see, I'm a musical freak! :smileyhappy: Even though I can't really sing or dance...which is depressing.

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Wow!  I forgot about  some of these.  I should have remembered, I was born and raised in New York and I had my share of musicals and plays as well.  Most of the ones you mentioned I have seen and loved. Thanks for reminding me of some wonderful musicals.

 

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You’re very welcome :smileyhappy:.

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One of my staff members strongly recommended 

Open House  It's a real estate musical starring Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Sally Kellerman (Oscar nominee from MASH). A low budget romp that damn near came close to reinvigorating the Oscar's Best Original Musical category (I think one of the DVD extras explains the story), my intern said.  My biggest beef, though, is that from what I hear, the film also is what popped the real estate bubble by starting the trend of "house humping" - people having sex in open houses. If that's the case, then we have this movie to blame for the subprime mortgage collapse and the world economic crisis.

 

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My absolute most favorite: Singing in the Rain.

 

Other favorites: An American in Paris, The Producers, RENT...

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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

Musicals are my next favorite thing to Art! My favorite I have to say is The Moulin Rouge! (even though it's just on DVD) I also love Chicago, Wicked, and Phantom of the Opera. I also saw Beauty and the Beast on Broadway about 8 years ago and that is what inspired my love for musicals! I also saw Wizard of Oz musical production at a dinner theatre near me where I love. There is just something about a story being told by music and watching it all unfold before your eyes. It makes you want to jump on stage (or in the movie) and just be part of it!!!

 

I always say my perfect date would be going to an Art Museum and then to a musical (long as you let me pick :smileywink: )

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I, unfortunatley, have not seen many musicals, but a few of my favorites are:

 

 

Producers

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Shop of Horrors

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm also very found of the musical 'Forever Plaid'.

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I liked Hairspray.  Just a fun musical.

 

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OOoo! I forgot about Hairspray! That also is a VERY FUN musical!!!! Good choice! :smileyvery-happy:

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I like the wizard of Oz musical, I saw it when I was younger and just fell in love with musicals right then.

 

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I have a few/several, Sunday in the Park with George and Lez Miz are at the top of my list.

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:smileyvery-happy: Mine would have to be"Wicked" the musical. I've working on the first book.  I really wish I had a chance to go to NYC when Idina and Kristen we're doing the original roles

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I LOVE MUSICALS!

 

On stage, Wicked is the winner hands down.

 

Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording] 

 

As far as movies goes.........

 

 

Funny Girl 

 

Moulin Rouge 

 

 

Grease 

 

And my all-time favorite guilty pleasure cheesy musical is..........

Xanadu

 
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

I would guess musical movies would count... Duh

 

Probally "Singin In The Rain"  and I like "The Wizard Of Oz"  

 

Me and my family watch those ones alot.

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My favorite musical by far would be The Phantom of the Opera! The movie is good, but nothing beats the broadway version. For a musical on DVD, I love Across the Universe because it was such a creative spin off the Beatles classics. 

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pjpick
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

On Screen:

  • Hairspray
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Chicago
  • Music Man
  • Sound of Music
  • Grease

In the theatre:

  • Mama Mia
  • The Lion King (so beautiful I actually cried)
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Full Monlty
  • Music Man
  • Grease
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There's this one musical on youtube made by students from Michigan called A Very Potter Musical, they make other hilarious musicals.