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The Great Musical Theatre Thread

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Once upon a time the musical was a great theatrical form. Now not so much, but we still have the classics and they are a seasonal treat in Castle Ulam:

    Any you enjoy?

    (Inspired by an original @Duke of York post.)
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  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Chicago! Just love all that Bob Fosse.
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  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Good choice, @Dunteachin, liberating:

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  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I like the jail scene -"He had it coming"

    Really liked Moulin Rouge and the Argentinian tango to "Roxanne".
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  5. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Matilda is brilliant! One of the best bits of musical theatre I have ever seen.
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  6. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    or this version?

    Hard innit?
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Are they still allowed to sing "There is nothing like a dame"? Surely these days it should be "There is nothing like a person".
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I have similar concerns about Ol' Man River.
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  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I was in New York in October and saw Chicago live for the first time there - it was superb.
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  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I still prefer the Warfield version but each to their own
  12. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    West Side Story or me every time. My auntie took me to see it when I was 12. The house lights went off at the end and when they came back on everyone was sobbing. Went to see it again 18 months ago and it was still brilliant.
  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I love musical theatre :).

    Probably my favourite score for any musical theatre work.

    This one is my favourite when produced as an actor/musician show.
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  14. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  15. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    And who could forget her wonderful mother?

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  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I saw South Pacific in Sydney Opera House a couple of years ago and Anything Goes this year. Also saw Les Miserables when I was there in September. I saw Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman at the Festival Hall. Saw Cabaret with Will Young, and Joseph and the Dreamcoat with Jason Donovan years ago and Lee Mead quite recently. I love Musicals. And I love it if there is a lot of dancing . Loved Top Hat last year.

    Now you've made me want to go to one this evening!
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Was Top hat, white tie and tails as good as Al Bowlly's version?

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  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Al Bowlly rocks.

    I also like Dick Haymes' rendition of this song from the Rogers & Hammerstein musical State Fair:

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  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I still prefer the original to either the modern or the earlier cover
    But from the Youtube clips the modern version ain't too bad
  20. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    My earliest childhood memories are of my mother singing her favourites from musicals. She'd travelled to New York to marry my dad after the war and was transported from a life of rationing and austerity to frequent visits to Broadway.

    When my girls were small, we spent endless hours watching Hollywood musicals on TV. I know every word of 7 Brides...

    However, my personal favourite is The Producers and I was thrilled to have seen Springtime For Hitler at Drury Lane
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