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pickles-mnl
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Musicals, anyone? :D

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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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

Does opera count?
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

Into The Woods hands down
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D


Ryan_G wrote:
Into The Woods hands down

That is a good one.

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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

of course, opera counts.
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

I like musicals.  I guess my favorite has to be The Wizard of Oz, since that is my favorite movie in general.  I love so many, that I could not list them all.  My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Gene Kelly movies, Judy Garland movies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Carousel, and on and on.  I also particularly love Jesus Christ Superstar, and have both movie versions of that, which I watch every Easter.
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

All my life, I've loved musicals, especially the great classics like South Pacific and Funny Girl. I'm not interested much in today's trend of using recorded popular music  hits and building a story around them. A really fun book for musical fans is What Would Barbra Do, by Emma Brocke

Very entertaining!

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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

For musicals on DVDs, I love the Phantom of the Opera, Buddy Holly Story  and Across the Universe . For musicals seen live on stage, my favorite would be Wicked.

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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

My favorite musical on stage is a toss up between RENT and Phantom of the Opera.  The music for both is just so strong, and in such different ways.

 

As for movies, my favorite is probably The Wizard of Oz.  I could watch it over and over and over and never get tired of watching.

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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

I am a huge fan of musicals, my favorites are the Rogers and Hammerstein ones. I am actually getting a tattoo (and this is so dorky, but awesome) that is a line from Oklahoma...

Its from the opening song, the line is "all the sounds of the earth are like music". haven't decided where I'm getting it yet tho...

 

After R&H, my favorites are Meet Me in St Louis, and I guess you can count Moulin Rouge. I really enjoyed that.

 

South Pacific is supposed to be coming to my city next spring, I'm really excited. I saw Phantom when it was here years and years ago, and i saw both Chicago and the Legally Blonde (quiet you, it was hilarious!) when I was in NYC on vacation.

 

I'm glad there are other fans of musicals out there!

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Die Fiedermaus is my favorite.
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Sound of music. That's the only musical movie I've watched and liked. I'm more into comedy and mystery and action and science-fiction..but NOT in horror; I get freaked out by them.
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AAAHHHHAHAHAH i love musicals!! there is so many!Ill have a hard time choosing just one fav! hey HAs anyone seen Wicked? and thought it was amazing and LOVED it?
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My favorite musical is probably Hello Dolly-because of Louis Armstrong.
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Beethoven Lives Upstairs-All of Beethoven's 9 Symphony is played the movie-you'll love it;sort of a musical/biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven.
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Re: Musicals, anyone? :D

My favorite is "Brigadoon" - Lerner and Loewe's 1947 Broadway hit. Two young vacationing New Yorkers who stumble upon a Scottish village that comes to life once every 100 years for one day only. One of them meets a town lass and experiences the love of a lifetime which is alloted just 24 hours. The music is great too ("Almost like Being in Love", "The Heather on the Hill" and "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean").

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Busby Berkley...the timing is amazing(Movie)I'm not that old.......The Wizard of Oz,and my Favorite,,Peter Allen in Concert..it might not be a Musical per se,but I saw him before he passed..Wonderful.....Original "Hair" ......Vtc...

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Not a huge fan of musicals, but there are a few I consider favorites: My Fair Lady (though this owes more to its source material than the production itself), The Music Man (as a librarian, how could I not?), and Mamma Mia! (infectiously fun despite my every intention not to like it). I eventually need to see Fiddler on the Roof; I've always heard that's a great one.

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Vermontcozy wrote:

Busby Berkley...the timing is amazing(Movie)I'm not that old.......The Wizard of Oz,and my Favorite,,Peter Allen in Concert..it might not be a Musical per se,but I saw him before he passed..Wonderful.....Original "Hair" ......Vtc...


 

Busby Berkeley movies are great!  The ever-adorable Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, a pre-Fred Ginger Rogers, John Blondell, Ned Sparks, Jimmy Cagney even.  The great kaleidoscope productions.  And I love those numbers where they show women in different fashions in some context, like magazine covers or a calendar where they represent the months.  So much fun!

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So mesmerizing. Perfection not a hair,out of place.And how all the timing was pulled off.Brilliant.If done today,it would have to be digitally mastered,cameras adding and taking away any flaws.They never flawed.It was just the beginning of those Iconic Musicals.Everyone should  watch  it just once..Must get back to my Tap Dancing  :  ) V     I spell checked mesmerizing..???Help...

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