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Old 12-07-2019, 05:53 AM
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Andrew Lloyd Webber has a lot of shit to answer for.

I didn't like his musicals on stage, and I'm a bit sour that when my ma came to visit me, she had us go to Phantom. I did see Cats the first week I was in NYC (for $20) and I didn't get why the hell people liked it.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber has a lot of shit to answer for.

I didn't like his musicals on stage, and I'm a bit sour that when my ma came to visit me, she had us go to Phantom. I did see Cats the first week I was in NYC (for $20) and I didn't get why the hell people liked it.
saw Starlight Express - gimmicky

Cats was well advertised and really driven by tourists, I won some raffle - Cats & dinner at Sardis. I liked the music for the most part, liked watching the actors staying in character throughout and the crowd interaction. The movie will lose two of the aspects.

Saw Phantom & Evita as movies. Phantom was flat and felt plotless to a degree. Maybe I knew the story too well, having watched two earlier films.

I liked Evita, that is the only one of his that had some meat.
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I really, really ****ing hate Andrew Lloyd Webber shows. I don't really spend a lot of time on why, because at the end of the day I know that I'm the one that has a problem with musicals in general. But something about his stuff is just especially odious to me. the closest I can get is, unless you were a Beatleor a Beach Boy (and only one of those, really), bad things happen when you start to mix orchestral strings with drum and electric guitar.

that's too bad, because he actually has a couple of songs here and there that I do like a lot. Starlight Express, tell me on a Sunday, even music of the night and all I ask of you are pretty good if you squint past a couple of things in the lyrics. But sitting through a whole show of his? Ick, never again.
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On the flip side, movies turned into musicals, Amelie was one of the worst thing I have seen on stage in this decade.
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On the flip side, movies turned into musicals, Amelie was one of the worst thing I have seen on stage in this decade.
Once, Kinky Boots (*non-musical into musical), Disney, Producers, The Band's Visit, Mean Girls*, Beatleguise*, Waitress*, Tootsie*

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I really enjoy musical revues. I miss Forbidden Broadway (I do not miss Naked Boys Singing, which three different friends made me go to with them when they visited NYC. At least it wasn't Rent. Or Stomp. Which three different friends wanted to go to. It was a block from where I lived at the time.)


Singin in the Rain is one of the best movie musicals ever, and was built to be a movie musicals. I think the ones where they were built as a movie, and not a stage musical, work best.

And, of course, musical cartoons. South Park: The Movie is my fave cartoon musical.
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Fiddler on the Roof is the only one I like.
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Singin in the Rain is one of the best movie musicals ever, and was built to be a movie musicals. I think the ones where they were built as a movie, and not a stage musical, work best.
Last week I saw my brother in law in a stage production of Singin in the Rain, and I thought....what a weird damn idea.
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Once, Kinky Boots (*non-musical into musical), Disney, Producers, The Band's Visit, Mean Girls*, Beatleguise*, Waitress*, Tootsie*

all seem well received

A Bronx Tale was amazingly pointless.

Finding Neverland was surprisingly good.
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