Okay, first of all, Life of Pi is NOT a musical. It is a play. And it is absolutely spectacular. Some Like it Hot is a musical and it is very, very good. We didn’t love it as much as we thought we would but it is a well done musical with some of the best reviews of the season.I'm very old fashioned and not a fan of the most recent new musicals that take movies and turn them into musicals. I just saw a video about the musical version of Some Like It Hot that left me seriously disheartened as they have taken out the core part of it, Geraldine and Daphne, for goodness knows what reason? I felt better after watching the actual movie again.
I know movies have been made into musicals, Carousel, The Producers, My Fair Lady, but, they didn't mangle the original up.
How can Life of Pi be a musical? Does the tiger sing?
Saw this last night and oh my god, WOW. I've loved Superstar since I was a teen but finally seeing it live took it to a whole new level. It was much more emotionally moving than I anticipated. I cried more than I ever have in the theatre. There was a lovely gentleman in his late 60's-early 70's (my guess) who was also having his moment during the show. Numerous times he pulled out his handkerchief to wipe his eyes, while his wife held his hand. I grew up Southern Baptist, so I am well-versed in the special meaning behind the story, but something about the way it was portrayed in Superstar brought home just how tragic Jesus's story is. If you get the chance to see this 50th anniversary production, run don't walk.Next up in April is Jesus Christ Superstar
Hopefully the writers strike gets resolved quickly and the writers get what they deserve…Without great writers you do not have great stories
what a great list! i love phantom. i have a tattoo of his mask and i plan to kinda add to it. wicked is one of my faves. i also love watching the heathers musical on roku tv. it’s so good. i’m so excited to be seeing six and beetlejuice on tour when they come to my city next year!!I finally saw Chicago last night (touring company) after years of listening to the film soundtrack, thought "I'm sure WDWMagic has a musical thread!", and found nothing. So, here it is, the thread for people like me who have way too many soundtracks to count.
Some favorites of mine-
ALW- Phantom of the Opera
Rodgers and Hammerstein- South Pacific
Loerner & Lowe- My Fair Lady
Kander & Ebb- Chicago
New musical- Hamilton
Disney live action movie- Mary Poppins
Disney animated- Hunchback of Notre Dame
Online- "A Very Potter Musical" and "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier" (both are by Team Starkid, highly recommend both of them if you like Harry Potter or Disney)
Guilty pleasure- Mamma Mia! (Saw it in NYC about 10 years ago, left with a smile on my face and a dance in my feet)
First Broadway musical I saw- Beauty and the Beast
I'm seeing Something Rotten next month, and I'm really excited for it.
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