Favorite Musical

  1. It's a slow night at work,here. So . . .

    What's your favorite musical? Can be any style, from any time period, on or off Broadway.

    Mine are:

    1) "Into the Woods" The lyrics and music to this musical are just wonderfully married together. For many reasons, this musical brings tears to my eyes.

    2) "Sweeny Todd" Truely a dark musical . . . about a demon barber who kills people in 1800 century England, and a woman-baker who grinds up the barber's victoms and make "delicious" meat-pot pies. The town-folk craves these pies . . . little do they know the "secret ingredient". Great subject matter, huh!!! Great musical for those dark comedy moods.

    Both are from Stephen Sondheim (sorry for the mis-spelling). He's just a great composer.

    Last edit by Ted on Jul 30, '01
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   BlueBear
    i absolutely loved fiddler on the roof. and hated phantom of the opera.
  4. by   BugRN
    Love Evita, Sweeny Todd, The other "Phantom", Miss Saigon, and Into the Woods.
  5. by   night owl
    adorded "my fair lady,"...move your bloomin' arse! i once owned an english sheep dog and named him "higgins" after professor henry higgins and grew accustomed to his face...
  6. by   acarroll
    I think I'm one of the few people who love the musical "1776". The number where they're trying to decide who will write the Declaration of Independence is hilarious. William Daniels was superb as John Adams.
  7. by   kewlnurse
    Don't know if these count but there as close to musicals as i get:
    Spinal Tap, "the bigger the cushion, the better the pushin, big bottoms, big bottoms, talk about bum cakes my girls got um" LOLLOLOLOL and the classic Musical Cartoon 'Heavy metal' "dude your too stoned to fly this thing", "No way man, I fly better when i'm stoned"

    Fiddler is ok too i guess
  8. by   aimeee
    1776 was excellent! I wish I had seen more of the modern musicals. I haven't seen Phantom of the Opera, or Cats, or Les Miserables, or Miss Saigon. I would have a hard time picking my favorite of the oldies but goodies. Camelot ranks right up there. I was fortunate to see Richard Burton in that. And I saw Yul Brynner in The King and I. But the trouble with the great ones like that is that they have so much presence that they tend to overshadow the rest of the cast. Loved A Chorus Line. Also love the dancing in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. And An American in Paris is a classic.
  9. by   leesonlpn
    Jesuschrist superstar, Oklahoma (I"m Just a girl who can't say no) and of course CAMELOT with Richard Harris, who wonders what the people are doing tonight.
  10. by   Jenny P
    Okay, how about Brigadoon, Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and Grease? I guess I'm jsut an old fashioned gal at heart......
  11. by   RNforLongTime
    Poor poor pitiful me--I have never seen a musical or a Broadway show. I always wanted to see Phantom of the Opera(Andrew Lloyd Weber), Cats and Miss Saigon. Oh well--guess I'll just wait for the video.---lol.
  12. by   Pam RN
    The best musical on the stage?.....My Fair Lady. I saw it in chicago with the Fine Arts department from my high school when I was in 10th grade and Rex Harrison was reprising his role as Henry Higgins. Magnificent!

    The best musical in the movies?....The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews has the best singing voice and the tension between her and the captain is so romantic.

    So, Night Owl, do you pronounce your dogs name "Higgins" or "Iggins"!!

  13. by   night owl
    Pam RN,

    He would come to either or. Sometimes we called him "professor"and he 'd come running to that name too.

    I totally agree with you on "The Sound of Music." It was the BEST ever musical for the movies. When my son was about two years old, he would watch the entire musical on the VCR because I think he was totally in love with Maria VonTrapp. It was funny to watch him watch her...He was in awe everytime he saw her face. He's 15 now and to this day we still tease him whenever Julie Andrews is on TV like last night when she was on Larry King Live. I said to my son, "Hey Jimmy, There's your girlfriend!!!" And he said, "Aw, cut it out Ma!" But he watched her anyway...