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Freya
05-17-2003, 07:17 PM
What are your thoughts on musicals in general?

In light of Chicaco winning Best Movie of the year and being the 9th musical to win a Best Movie award I was wondering if musicals are only now starting to get their push again. They had a bigger push back way before I was born. :thumbsup:
But still I've always liked them because my family is so musically-intuitive. I know the whole idea about singing in the middle of a conversation is a bit absurd, but the songs are really hard to sing and pretty as well! Plus the plots are pretty funny, or can teach something, etc.

Oh and for reference my favorite Musicals are Scarlet Pimpernel, Chorus Line, and Bye Bye Birdie.:D

Michi
05-17-2003, 08:19 PM
I adore musicals. :3 My favorite movie of all time is a musical. *squeak*

ChibiRinoa
05-17-2003, 08:27 PM
ive been brought up on musicals, there is always one playing in my house, recently Ragtime is playing all the time, thats mostly due to my sister, but right now, Cats is on...

supesu otoko
05-18-2003, 09:38 AM
i've always been in love with show boat, the songs are just soo great!

Scortia
05-18-2003, 10:39 AM
I like a lot of musicals... they tend to try to push creativity, and I like that... I was very happy to have gotten to see CATS performed this year... but then, Jesus Christ Superstar came too, but I can't keep dishing out $60 a seat. ;_;

Now, anime musicals are amusing and frightening all at once. ;P

Tenjou
05-18-2003, 10:47 AM
Musicals are great! ^^ Since I've danced ballet for a long time, I've sorta grown up on the music. This year in Music Theory, I studied Les Miserables. And I love Chicago.

Eclipse180
05-18-2003, 12:34 PM
I love musicals^_^ I'm gonna go see Beauty and the Beast next week. I adore the Lion King musical. Chicago is cool too.^_^V

Michi
05-18-2003, 05:47 PM
Okay now that I've slept I can reply to this topic better. ^_^; I grew up watching little more than 50s and 60s musicals on AMC.. Good stuff all around. :D I'm glad that they're slowly making a comeback, even though I've seen very few of the new ones today.. and of course, stage theatre still lives on! Yay!

Jinx
05-19-2003, 12:53 AM
Lessee... I sang in choir all my life, and have now been pursuing acting... I think musicals are in my blood. o.o;;

No, I love them too, but people are always like, "What a crappy storyline!!"

Hullo. It's not about the storyline, you dimwit. :P It's about truth freedom and love!!!! :P

AmazonPrincess
05-19-2003, 02:42 AM
Huzzah for musicals!

I've always been the kind of girl that wishes real life were a musical, people randomly break out into song and dance in the middle of the street. Oh that would be beautiful!

my friends think I'm weird for that.

But A Chorus Line is one of my favorites, along with Jesus Christ Superstar. I will always love The Sound Of Music. Always!

daria_jack
05-19-2003, 04:40 AM
Musicals kick ass!!!

I love watching old stuff like Sound of music and Chitty chitty bang bang. (Isn't the Wizard of Oz a musical too). I've even played in one myself, but I didn't get to sing or dance, only acting (but I did get a really good role after just half a year in that drama class).
This summer me and my dad might be going to London and we hope to catch a show there. Even though I've been there twice before we never got to do that, but he's seen Buddy (about Buddy Holiday). I wanna see the one about Queen or maybe the Witches of Eastwich

mochihead
05-24-2003, 12:18 AM
Yikes! Where would I even begin? I'm a professional musician and have always loved musicals, whether performing or watching! Secret Garden, Rocky Horror, Into the Woods, Assasins, . . .GAH! oooo - Sweeny Todd is fun, too (in a gruesome kinda way). (Just keep me away from Music Man or La Mancha - those tunes get stuck in my head for weeks after!)

krystal1314
05-24-2003, 12:54 AM
I love musicals!!! Heck, I even participate in them since I was a Sophomore in High School ^_^
My fave musical currently is RENT!!!

makonurikoryoko
05-24-2003, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by AmazonPrincess
Huzzah for musicals!

I've always been the kind of girl that wishes real life were a musical, people randomly break out into song and dance in the middle of the street. Oh that would be beautiful!

my friends think I'm weird for that.


lol I think that too! XD so i try to break out into sing often

You need one on the poll that says musicals are the best thing ever! Well after anime. ^^;; In middles school i would do all of our school musicals and sing my little heart out ::has flashbacks of being a von Trap child:: and in high school i did all the back stage stuff and nnow in college i work backstage still (and get paid wahoo) XD Musicals just rule! ^^ Les Mis is the best ever. I was singing it all yesterday hehe, but other fun ones that i love to sing and see are pippin, joseph and the ATDC, Jeckyl and hyde and a bunch of tothers hehe
and yeah anime musicals are kinda scary, well at least the Utena one is :shudders:: I really love the songs in it but its scary to veiw ^^ on th eother hand i enjoy the sailor moon musicals a bit more. Musicals = good shtuff

mochihead
05-24-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by krystal1314
I love musicals!!! Heck, I even participate in them since I was a Sophomore in High School ^_^
My fave musical currently is RENT!!!

How could I forget RENT? That musical totally rocks!

archangeli
06-04-2003, 03:46 AM
I saw Les MisÚrables when I was 8 - and it is definitely my favorite musical of all time.

In second would have to be Phantom of the Opera.

Miss Saigon was fantastic, as was Beauty and the Beast. :D

BlueLady
06-04-2003, 11:43 AM
there was a huge thread about this on the babble board recently.

in no order.. CATS, moulin rouge, phantom, chicago, Les mis..
ANd ANYTHING cirque du Soliel if you call that musical i any way

BlueLady
06-04-2003, 11:44 AM
oops forgot about Miss Siagon

JustinCredible
06-04-2003, 05:36 PM
As I believe I said in the other thread...
'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Once More, With Feeling'
'Xena: A Bitter Suite'
'Sound Of Music' (which is my fave movie of all time)
'Dancer In The Dark'
'The Wiz'
'The Blues Brothers'
'The Wizard Of Oz'
'Robin And The Seven Hoods'
'Rocky Horror'
'South Park: Bigger Louder Uncut'

Disney Movies like:
'A Goofy Movie' (Which is totally underrated)
'Lion King'
'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'
'Aladdin'
'Beauty And The Beast'

I have only been to a couple (and been in a couple) of stage shows but I perfer movie musicals more... as I enjoy movies more so than plays.

JacksUsername
06-05-2003, 01:11 AM
i absolutely love musicals. One of my favorite movies is Moulin Rouge!!

I've also enjoyed LIttle Shop of Horrors, South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, all the Disney flicks if they count :P

its so good to see a few modern ones making it to the big screen

KnuxieChan
06-07-2003, 09:55 PM
I love CATS and Joesph, I haven't seen much others ^^'