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Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
Hey hey,

I'm Lauren, some of you may recognise me because I volunteer here occasionally; I also work for the counselling team and staff lead of the Services Innovator Committee (SIC).

I have a confession to make - I loathe musicals, which to 90% of my friendship circles is a massive sin. I want to try a nice variety of musicals to see if maybe, just maybe, I don't mind them or if I can confirm that musicals are just not my cup of tea.

I have no requirements - I am willing to give anything a go. I am prone to feeling  f e e l s  so maybe one with a banging heartfelt tune is a win for me.

Just for ease - these musicals need to be available online because for obvs reasons, I can't go to the West End to see them, but hey, I have a Drama degree with discounts to theatres, so maybe if you help me find the musicals for me, it could be something to consider!!

Keep being awesome,
Lauren

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  • SneakylilmochaSneakylilmocha Somewhere tropical 🌴Posts: 177 Helping Hand
    I recommend Dear Evan hansen and Heathers though, both of them are good! :smile:
    "Grow from the dirt they left you in."
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  • Emma_Emma_ 🥦🌻🌿 Vibing with plants and vegan food Posts: 275 Community Manager
    Ooooo if you have Disney + I'd highly highly recommend Hamilton. Not so much heartfelt but can get you in the mood to complete any task on the to do list of the day! 
    SneakylilmochaLauren223ChrisM
  • ZenZen Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,948 Extreme Poster
    @Emma_ I think I've watched Hamilton maybe 100 times? At least! 
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  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    Defo Hamilton! I hate musicals but watched Hamilton twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times 
    Lauren223
  • ZenZen Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,948 Extreme Poster
    @liam the second time was even at your own will! 
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  • Emma_Emma_ 🥦🌻🌿 Vibing with plants and vegan food Posts: 275 Community Manager
    Waitress is great too! Shrek the musical was an experience I wouldn't recommend tho  :#
    SneakylilmochaPast User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    HA! It’s true... Eleanor forced me to watch it the first time. When I seen it was nearly 3 hours long I could have cried. There’s a few bippity bops in there though. Had to re watch for the t00nz 
    Zen
  • SneakylilmochaSneakylilmocha Somewhere tropical 🌴Posts: 177 Helping Hand
    edited December 2020
    Emma_ said:
    Waitress is great too! Shrek the musical was an experience I wouldn't recommend tho  :#
    Hamilton and waitress are also great! I never heard of  Shrek the musical before, but I'll give it a listen first :lol:
    Edit: Nope, not good at all :grimace:
    "Grow from the dirt they left you in."
  • ZenZen Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,948 Extreme Poster
    I've seen a few goodens! I've seen Dear Even Hansen which was amazing, Billy Elliot (also amazing!) and Titanic The Musical which is sooo good (if you're into the history of the titanic!)
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    SneakylilmochaPast UserLauren223ChrisM
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 1,225 Wise Owl
    Like most other people have said, Hamilton is amazing. The first musical I saw was Les Mis and I absolutely loved it so would defo recommend that as well
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
    Lauren223
  • GemmaGemma Posts: 123 Moderator
    Agree with everyone that Hamilton is fantastic and definitely worth a watch. Heartfelt tunes are very Les Mis. If you were looking for something upbeat and also online, I believe that both the Mamma Mia films are on Netflix or Amazon Prime. 
    Lauren223
  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
    Okay so I am hearing from a lot of you that I should take the plunge with Hamilton? Righto, I will give that a watch tomorrow, followed by Les Mis on Thursday.

    How many boxes of tissues will I need for these two??
  • GemmaGemma Posts: 123 Moderator
    Hamilton has some funny uplifting moments but may also need a few tissues. Les Mis is great but definitely a box of tissues, is not the happiest of musicals.
  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
    Soooo I watched TWO musicals today. In the morning, as suggested, I went for Hamilton. It was okay - I wasn't blown away by it though :( I did enjoy the contemporary elements in a piece based in 1700s/1800s and My Shot, Burn and Satisfied were banging songs. If I researched the piece before watching it might have helped me understand what was going on :lol:

    I just finished Sweeney Todd, and I LOVED that one. Maybe it was because it was so bonkers and I cannot stop singing 'Johannnnaaaaaaaaaa'.

    Tomorrow I am going for Les Mis, followed by something upbeat - @Gemma recommended Mamma Mia, so might give that a whirl. Any other upbeat ones I can stream online? There were loads of cool ones mentioned, like Waitress, Dear Evans, Heathers - put I am not sure if I can stream em?
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  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 915 Part of The Mix Family
    I'm a fan of Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. My bf is big into the rocky horror picture show but I'm just creeped out by it tbh. 


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  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
    Oohhh I watched Hairspray today and absolutely loved it! I'm thinking maybe I'm not a weeper, I'm a dance-alonger.

    Still haven't got round to Les Mis, but it is on my to watch list!
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,400 Part of The Furniture
    You can't stop the beat is the best song from Hairspray 
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    Lauren223
  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
    So so true @Dancer - I cannot stop singing it!!

    It's going to be hard to find a musical as good at this, but I do love a challenge  =)
  • StarlightStarlight 💃danceaholic🩰 Posts: 1,428 Wise Owl
    Haven’t seen it but Aladdin the musical is coming to Disney+ soon I think and apparently it’s amazing so I’d recommend that for when it’s released!! I’d also recommend Hamilton as so many already have and I’d recommend Come From Away! The soundtrack is amazing (In my opinion ahaha) I love everything musicals it’s so hard to pick my best recommendations ahaha. Also for films into the woods and Chicago are very good!! Hope you find some good ones 
    “I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight
    I need you all night, come on, dance with me”

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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,900 An Original Mixlorian
    @Lauren223 have you seen any new musicals recently?

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

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  • _Tech_Addict_Girl_Tech_Addict_Girl Posts: 939 Part of The Mix Family
    High school musical 🎵 
  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 58 Boards Initiate
    Hey @GreenTea!

    Where do I start??! I watched the Greatest Showman and I cannot stop bopping away to some of those bangers. It felt wholesome, not my favourite, but good songs.

    Can we count A Star Is Born? If so, gave that a watch. I thought the actual story element was a bit bland tbh, very predictable, but then again this version is based on all the other versions of the film, so I guess that's why it felt predictable. Banging songs though. I can see why Lady Gaga got so many awards for the music.

    I watched Mamma Mia and I LOVED it. Even went through both of the films in one day :grin: 

    @Emoji246 that is a really good recommendation! I know heaps of people who watched and loved the HSM series. I somehow managed to avoid it all through school, but maybe it's time for me to bite the bullet and go full on 2000s again!
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,900 An Original Mixlorian
    I haven't watched a star is born so I wouldn't know if it's classed as one or not!

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

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