What Is Your Momentous Musical
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:48 PM
2.) wicked- really good story line and good songs! good casting and good set desingn , best song = defying gravity
3.) les mis- fantastic songs really good set design and actors are brilliant! favourite song- i dreamed a dream
Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:44 PM
Song: One Day More
The Phantom of the Opera
Song: The Music of the Night
Song: Tell Me It's Not True.
If we are talking about more recent musicals, I'd include Wicked (Defying Gravity), Billy Elliot (Electricity), Matilda (When I Grow Up) and The Book of Mormon (I Believe).
UK Tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Annie; Blood Brothers x2; We Will Rock You; Sister Act; South Pacific; Chicago; Starlight Express; Hairspray.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:11 PM
Song: too many to choose from... At the end of the day, One Day More, Finale
Parade (layered, working on the grand scale of social commentary as well as the small subtle focus on one couple's relationship)
Song: You don't know this man
Passion (going with the Donmar Revival here - thrilling, intelligent, no easy answers, claustrophobic and mesmerising)
Song: the whole score is like one rhapsodic number but having to choose - The Finale
Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
Momentus for the genre:
Showboat - the first serious musical as opposed to musical comedy.
Song: Old Man River
The Sound Of Music - if you ask people who know very little about musicals to name musical I suspect this one would be the most named...
Song: The Sound Of Music
The Phantom Of The Opera - ...and the ones that didn't pick The Sound Of Music would pick this! Defines megamusical.
Song: The Phantom Of The Opera
Momentus for me personally:
Evita - the first cast album I ever listened to (on LP despite it being the 1990s!)
Song: Eva's Lament. Gives me goosebumps every time.
Zorro - I adored this show beyond reason & still miss it 3 years later.
Song: The Man Behind The Mask
Chess - I love the lyrics & music so much that I have yet to bring myself to see it live for fear that seeing an actual production might spoil it for me.
Song: You And I
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:18 AM
I find it hauntingly beautiful. It touches me in so many ways that I canít really describe.
West Side Story
Watching the film as a kid taught me what racism is and serves as a large part as to how I donít want to live my life
Decadence and ignorance all wrapped up in a tawny bit of show business Ė open your eyes sally!
- So what
I canít reduce to 3 Ö
Feudalism vís. capitalism. Far from your average musical and very moving Ė itís a good documentary but with show tunes!
My fair lady
I donít really see it as a romance but as two people using each other to Ďbetterí themselves
- I could have danced all night
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
Lyrics, music and overall feel of the score - fantastic. And even better in my native Swedish, I think.
Song: 'Nobody's Side' or 'The Deal'.
Phantom of the Opera
Over the top and lavish but absolutely fabulous.
Song: 'Wandering Child'
The Hired Man
One of the most beautifully crafted scores I know. I fell even more in love with it after seeing the brilliant Landor production last year.
Song: 'War song' or 'If I could'
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:49 PM
Reason: The show I could go to again and again, amazing roles, amazing music and never fails to put a shiver in my spine and a tear in my eye in its finale. 26 years and still going strong. An instituition.
Song: One Day More- Perfection.
Reason: Musical theatre as art. The musical even opera purists don't sniff at. Sweeney and Mrs Lovett may have the most depth of any musical characters ever written. And it works with both actors and singers. Can't wait to see the new version.
Song: A Little Priest- Just listen to the wit and ingenuity of this song and tell me there's better writing then this anywhere!
Reason: I missed this at the Donmar and have kicked myself ever since. The Donmar recording is just sensational and just listening to it, without ever having had the experience of seeing it, I can still feel what an impact it makes on an audience. Jason Robert Brown is always seen as the hope for modern day musicals, with Parade he has created a show that can already put him up with the top echelon.
Song: All The Wasted Time- It may be based on a moment of my life when this song was playing but this song just breaks me. Laura Pulver and Bertie Carvel nail it on the Donmar recording
Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:02 PM
It was my first west end show nearly 8 years ago, and it's just in that special place for me. Magical and british, possibly the only musical I have seen that beats its movie counterpart out of the competition.
Best Song- Anything Can Happen
I just love the story, basically how 2 people who couldn't be more different eventually become best friends. Love it.
Best Song- No One Mourns The Wicked (Love the fierceness of the opening music)
I know this one probably won't be a favourite amongst anyone else, but I love it, didn't expect to when I first went to see it, but I do.
Best Song- Who I'd Be
 Mary Poppins - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 The Sound of Music - Wicked
 Oliver! - Billy Elliot - Grease - Wicked - Avenue Q - Sister Act - Wicked - The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
 Oliver! - Sister Act - The Lion King - Wicked - Sister Act
 Legally Blonde - Jersey Boys - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - The Wizard of Oz - Shrek the Musical - Jersey Boys - Ghost the Musical - The Wizard of Oz - Shrek the Musical
 Ghost the Musical - The Wizard of Oz - Matilda the Musical - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - Ghost the Musical - The Lion King - Les Miserables - Jest End - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - Wicked - The Woman in Black - Matilda the Musical
 The Bodyguard - Wicked - Matilda the Musical - We Will Rock You - The Woman in Black - Wicked - The Book of Mormon - Les Miserables - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Billy Elliot - The Bodyguard
 Joseph (UK Tour)
 Cats (UK Tour)
 Evita (UK Tour x2) - Fame (UK Tour) - Chicago (UK Tour)
 The Sound of Music (UK Tour x3)
 Spamalot (UK Tour) - Avenue Q (UK Tour x2) - Dancing Shoes: The George Best Story - Joseph (UK Tour)
 The King and I (UK Tour) - Grease (UK Tour) - Blood Brothers (UK Tour) - Legally Blonde (UK Tour x2) - The Mousetrap (UK Tour) - Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena Tour) - Chicago (UK Tour) - One Man, Two Guvnors (UK Tour)
 Soul Sister (UK Tour) - Hairspray (UK Tour) - We Will Rock You (10th Anniversary Arena Tour) - 9 to 5 (UK Tour)
 Mamma Mia (Int Tour) - Ghost the Musical (World Premier)
 The Lion King (UK Tour)
 Ghost the Musical (UK Tour)
 Sister Act (UK Tour)
 The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour)
 Wicked (UK Tour)
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:14 PM
Cats - just love the jellicle ball.
Les Mis- best score ever!
Defying gravity is pretty cool the first time you see it too.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:49 PM
2) Sweeney Todd (Chichester) - You just need to look at the reviews at the moment to see how phenomenal at the moment I needn't say more. For me the story, the INCREDIBLE store, it literally has EVERYTHING!
3) Mary Poppins (West End) closely followed by Oliver! (Drury Lane and Birmingham on UK Tour) - Mary is just fantastic on the stage, words cannot describe how it just NEEDS to be on the stage! CAMERON BRING THIS BACK TO ENGLAND WILL YOU????!!!!
Oliver! not only is it one of the best shows ever written but it always casts my mind back to working on this with an AmDram co. and meeting some friends and new people. TRDL was so huge and breathtaking but I slightly feel a bit guilty by saying that the UK tour in Birmingham last week may have been that slightly better.
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