What are your favorite Musicals?

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What are your favorite Musicals? Have you seen any of them in person?

Currently, I love listening to

1. La La Land (2016)
2. Frozen II (2019)
3. West Side Story (1961)
 
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The Music Man
 
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Films

1. On the Town (1949)
2. Guys and Dolls (1955)
3. West Side Story (1961)

The best I've seen on stage was:

The Little Shop of Horrors (2007 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, before it moved to the West End).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menier_Chocolate_Factory
 
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What are your favorite Musicals? Have you seen any of them in person?

Currently, I love listening to

1. La La Land (2016)
2. Frozen II (2019)
3. West Side Story (2021)
Great idea for a thread! Saturday afternoon, raining outside 1970s, I'm 8 ish =Old TV film/musical.
This is the film as a whole plus music. In no order

The King and I - 1956
King Creole 1958 ish
Mary Poppins 60s
Sound of music 60s
On the town (who was the third guy? Without googling!)
High Society Frank and Bing
Grease 1978
Singing in the rain 1953 - just for 'Make em laugh' if nothing else. Brilliant.
Edit!!! How could I forget!?
Jesus Christ Superstar (I saw A version in the 80s Manchester Palace) Film was a disappointment after hearing the Ian Gillan version
Godspel - the film is naff (hippie nonsense) but the music is great
Paul McCartney loved musicals but John hated them - fun fact.
I think Honey Pie and Your mother should know are a tip of the hat to that genre, musical, concert hall/vaudeville.
 
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I understand nobody has yet mentioned 'Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog' because it goes without saying?
 
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Three of my favorites are West Side Story, Cabaret and Sound of Music, all three because of the music. But there are other good ones, e.g. Grease and a bunch by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

I still remember performing "Memory" from "Cats" (by Andrew Lloyd Webber) on piano with a large female choir on school graduation day when I was about 15 years old. Fun, but quite scary. :smile:
 
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Rocky Horror Picture Show - way back when.
Tommy
All That Jazz

Actually all of those musical films were way back when.
 
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Oklahoma
West Side Story
Music Man
Grease

many more ...
 
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What are your favorite Musicals?
Don't have any favorites-- musicals rank near the bottom of my choice for entertainment, along with ballet and opera.
 
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I guess you all probably missed my 4 performances of South Pacific (in 1970). I was Emil de Becque in the massively critically acclaimed version at my High School. I believe I could still do a walk-on if required. So I am prejudiced. The choir director made me do it (what a great teacher!)
 
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I've enjoyed most of the musicals already listed, but mostly on film.

Jesus Christ Superstar (I saw A version in the 80s Manchester Palace) Film was a disappointment after hearing the Ian Gillan version
Godspel - the film is naff (hippie nonsense) but the music is great
Oklahoma! (1943), film (1955) - in first grade, we learned "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Hair (1967) - film version (1979) - poignant hippie nonsense about the culture and Vietnam War with great music.

I saw a musical "Snow White" in theatre with my grandmother during the early 1960s. I probably saw the musical before I saw the animated film.
 
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I've enjoyed most of the musicals already listed, but mostly on film.


Oklahoma! (1943), film (1955) - in first grade, we learned "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Hair (1967) - film version (1979) - poignant hippie nonsense about the culture and Vietnam War with great music.

I saw a musical "Snow White" in theatre with my grandmother during the early 1960s. I probably saw the musical before I saw the animated film.
South Pacific was my school memory from that era.
Howard Keels 'Bless your beautiful hide......' 7 Brides, not quite PC today!
Great Xmas films.

Hair had some great tracks including the 5th dimension version of Aquarius.
Good morning star shine another great track.
Even though Ian Gillan is my favourite vocalist I am still drawn to Godspel for writing.
Day by Day, Oh Lord (I'm bleeding) When will the children (something...) I'll have to listen to it now!
 
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Godspell

 
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This was my favourite. No idea of the vocals but very nice.
 
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Don't have any favorites-- musicals rank near the bottom of my choice for entertainment, along with ballet and opera.
I've had such a great time looking at this.
You do not like the genre but do you like any of the songs from musicals? There are so many covering different styles, some you may not realize are from musicals.
War of the worlds was concept album in 1978 rather than a theatre live show but now it's a show.
I agree musicals can be as bad as it gets as well, Mamma Mia, Cats, Les Miserables, Lion King etc
 
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Like this live performance. War of the Worlds 1978.
Forever Autumn.
 
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned Camelot!
 
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Or The Rocky Horror Picture Show!



or
The Meaning of Life!

 
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You do not like the genre but do you like any of the songs from musicals?
Generally, no.
War of the worlds was concept album in 1978 rather than a theatre live show but now it's a show.
The original "War of the Worlds" was a radio broadcast in 1938, narrated by Orson Wells, that caused widespread panic. It first appeared as a movie in 1953, with at least one later remake.
Mamma Mia, Cats, Les Miserables, Lion King
I liked some of the ABBA songs back when they were playing on the radio, back in '76 or so, but I would rather hear them done by the original group than in a musical. Les Miz - no, Lion King - no. You didn't mention Jersey Boys - that's a hard no, especially since I wasn't much of a fan of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valle's group.
 
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The original "War of the Worlds" was a radio broadcast in 1938, narrated by Orson Wells, that caused widespread panic.
The original War of the Worlds was a book by H.G. Wells. Moreover, it's Orson Welles.
 
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The Cage of Asparagus reminds me of:

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