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What's your favorite traditional musical?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I say traditional just so no one will respond with Glee, but what's your favorite musical from film, the stage, or even TV?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GLEE! haha - no I do love that programme, but I will say Pirates of Penzance.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    miss saigon :]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ally McBeal?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What the fuck am I saying. Fave is The Wizard Of Oz.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    meet me in st louis
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lion King. I saw it on broadway therefore it counts. :p

    Have you seen Wicked, Kat? I've heard that is just amazing and have always wanted to go. No longer available, only crap playing! Shrek the musical and Jersay boys? :no: Though they have the Addams family musical... I'm curious.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lion King seconded.
    OH WAIT! HOW COULD I NOT CLICK!!!

    Nightmare Before Christmas HANDS DOWN.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    grease
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ARGHHHH too many!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All That Jazz, supposedly based on the idea of making a musical of his own death following his hospitalisation following a heart attack, Fosse's musical is honest, depressing, exhilarating, deceptive, powerful, self-obsessed, self-loathing and loving - Fosse threw it all on screen and Roy Scheider knocked it out of the park. Not only a great musical but maybe the best autobiography ever filmed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74Pae3PpMo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVasewV7OpA&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfOh8bli3Y&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNcl0L7eJUY
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm partial to FAME, personally.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    West Side Story. Nuff said :-)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Singing in the Rain.....or Dancer in the Dark.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Avenue Q :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What does traditional mean?

    I mean, after how many years of existence does it become traditional?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Little shop of Horrors.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Singing in the Rain.....or Dancer in the Dark.

    ahh I forgot dancer in the dark :) great film
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What does traditional mean?

    I mean, after how many years of existence does it become traditional?

    Based on the OP's comment I'm guessing it's just to avoid Glee or TV shows using musical elements...

    though I did enjoy Buffy's Once More with Feeling a lot, along with Dr Horrible and the Horrible homage at the end of the latest 'How I Met Your Mother'
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Billy Elliott. DOes that count..? Oh also Journey to the Red SUn.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would say that Billy Elliott counts, although we'll need to ask the OP what they meant by traditional and non/trad.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote: »
    Based on the OP's comment I'm guessing it's just to avoid Glee or TV shows using musical elements...

    though I did enjoy Buffy's Once More with Feeling a lot, along with Dr Horrible and the Horrible homage at the end of the latest 'How I Met Your Mother'

    Oh yes! BRILLIANT! Though didn't see the the HIMYM sing-a-long.
    Love Whedon's work.
    "Laundry day, see you there, underthings, tumber-ling."
    "And we will walk, through the fire..."

    lalalalalala
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What does traditional mean?

    I mean, after how many years of existence does it become traditional?

    I guess I meant more in the vein of traditional stage musicals, whether onstage or adapted to TV. Plus, Glee, which is probably the most popular right now, uses pop songs and material written by other artists for other mediums, whereas musicals like Tommy and the like adapt an entire catalogue from one artist, or HSM or my favorite, Fame, use original songs set in a high school setting.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    High School Musical neatly encapsulates everything I hate about modern society.

    Give me Guys & Dolls or Gilbert & Sullivan any day.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What the fuck none of this shit is traditional music.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Precisely why I asked the question in the first place.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    To be fair I don't think we're so inundated with waves of threads about musicals to worry too much about the specifics :p

    Here's the end of the MIMYM episode for Dr.Horrible/Wheadonesque fans

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0L5BtkVPyE
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cabaret :yes:
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