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Title: Musical Theatre
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 11, 2014, 01:55:32 AM
it's the best thing in the world behind cat football. what are some of your fav. shows? did you play a lead in high school? tell us about your encounters with this tremendous art.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 11, 2014, 02:02:40 AM
i saw les mis in dallas when i was 11 or so. my memory of the evening isn't sharp except i recall there were 200 men humming "one day more" in the bathroom at intermission. what a rush.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: The Big Train on January 11, 2014, 02:07:27 AM
Les Mis is/was trash  :buh-bye:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 11, 2014, 02:16:06 AM
Les Mis is/was trash  :buh-bye:
what an idiot.  :lol:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 11, 2014, 02:24:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNnSm4uzGA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNnSm4uzGA)

is this the best scene in phantom?
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Trogdor on January 11, 2014, 02:25:48 AM
Hairspray was pretty dope
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 11, 2014, 06:53:13 AM
Oh man wait until WonderMeal gets wind of this thread.

I was in the KSU Theater production of The Music Man as a child. :gocho:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: cDubya on January 11, 2014, 08:14:11 AM
Saw The Producers in Vegas with the ex-cDub's wife. It was amazing, and David Hasslehoff was in it. Then I bumped into him in the lobby of our hotel the next night. Way too much spray tan for The Hoff. 
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Willesgirl on January 11, 2014, 09:27:27 AM
it's the best thing in the world behind cat football. what are some of your fav. shows? did you play a lead in high school? tell us about your encounters with this tremendous art.

Love 'Guys and Dolls.' Love 'Wicked.' 'Chess' is also very, very good. 'Sound of Music' is also a favorite for sentimental reasons. Yes, I played a lead in high school, and I was in a few shows at K-State. (Not a lead.)
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Asteriskhead on January 11, 2014, 09:36:50 AM
i did a play once in junior high. does that count?
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 11, 2014, 05:19:42 PM
Saw The Book of Mormon recently. Funny.

Saw Avenue Q in Vegas at the Wynn in like 2006. Probably my favorite musical theater experience, and not just because I somehow fell madly in love with the puppeteer who was doing Kate Monster over the course of 2 hours.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on January 11, 2014, 05:22:21 PM
Musicals are absolutely terrible. T's and P's to all of you.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 11, 2014, 05:24:07 PM
Musicals are absolutely terrible. T's and P's to all of you.

T's and P's that there aren't musicals about murdering black kids, GeorgeZimmermanIsInnocent. :frown:









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Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on January 11, 2014, 05:30:44 PM
 :sdeek:

What the....
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 11, 2014, 09:09:33 PM
Just "joshing" with my IRL bud ERiI. Friends? (Even if we'll never go see Godspell together?) :D  :cheers:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: 8manpick on August 13, 2015, 03:54:56 PM
Bump
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Asteriskhead on August 13, 2015, 03:56:57 PM
Bump

probably going to the MAC tonight to watch our guy, bubbles, in a performance of RENT. Anyone want to go?
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 13, 2015, 04:04:48 PM
Bump

probably going to the MAC tonight to watch our guy, bubbles, in a performance of RENT. Anyone want to go?

I wish I lived there so I could go.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 13, 2015, 04:45:55 PM
Good luck bubs


Still waiting on 'onder 'eal to grab this thread by the reins.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 30, 2015, 09:51:33 AM
We saw the Book of Morman last night and it was hilarious.

Quote from: Gooch
I would see more musicals if they were funny and said "eff" and talked about clitorises.

Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2018, 09:49:28 AM
Man I could dominate this thread. Just came to say Elf the Musical was great. If you like the movie + show tunes it is for you.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on December 01, 2018, 10:31:31 AM
Going to see dear Evan Hansen on bway in two weeks. Pretty excited.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 01, 2018, 02:46:41 PM
Man I could dominate this thread.


What's stopping you? Certainly not @WonderMeal .
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: 8manpick on December 01, 2018, 03:14:01 PM
Good bump catastrophe, start dominating you disaster, you
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2018, 03:21:52 PM
Ok let’s start with Phantom of the Opera. Way overrated. Music is not great and story is creepy guy tries to get girl to fall in love with him and fails? Sorry. NEXT.

Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: michigancat on December 01, 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Phantom has some jams
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2018, 03:28:25 PM
Actually good musicals:

#1: Something Rotten: if you love musicals you will love this one. Must see for musical lovers.

#2: Wicked: great music & story. Makes the Wizard of Oz make sense.

#3: Book of Mormon: Hilarious if you’re not easily offended. If you are, it’s still ok.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2018, 03:29:30 PM
Les Mis: good story and epic music but super hard to follow. Also takes itself way too seriously. B-
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2018, 03:41:30 PM
Lion King: opening is amazing and most scenes are pretty good, but new original songs are lame.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:01:24 AM
Hamilton today :excited:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:06:38 AM
Meantime reviews:

Aladdin: obviously a good show. Like 90% of it is the genie though, so if they’re not OP it would be kind of a bummer (genie was awesome when we watched it). Original songs are good. Magic carpet scene was weird. Also, NO MONKEYS AT ALL if you can believe it.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:09:46 AM
Waitress: some catchy songs. Story is mostly depressing really although I enjoyed it overall. If you love pie you’ll leave hungry. Lots of pie talk.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:11:32 AM
Groundhog Day: Great show if you liked the movie. If you loved or are obsessed with the movie you’d probably like it less but idk.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:13:09 AM
Color Purple: it’s fine. Songs aren’t as catchy but the story is better than most.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:15:45 AM
Newsies: interesting mix between catchy and annoying with the thick accents, but overall good show.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:16:30 AM
Matilda: very good songs. Story is obviously popular although I just think it’s weird.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 09:24:21 AM
Rent: just watch the opening from Team America (“everyone has aids” song). My second least favorite storyline after phantom. The 2-3 good songs don’t redeem it.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: waks on April 28, 2019, 01:11:39 PM
Les Mis: good story and epic music but super hard to follow. Also takes itself way too seriously. B-
What about Les Mis is hard to follow?  :confused:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 01:30:36 PM
It takes place over like 50 years, and there’s no one to tell you when they’re jumping ahead when you’re in the theater.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 28, 2019, 11:23:38 PM
Hamilton today :excited:

Hamilton: lives up to the crazy hype but doesn’t necessarily exceed it. The song for all dialogue is awesome and doesn’t feel forced at all like Les Mis does at times, but that also means you can miss some important storyline details if you’re not paying close attention. Definitely a bit of American exceptionalism which I am a sucker for when it comes to the revolutionary war. I also think that could push it to become a classic musical over time.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: Spracne on April 28, 2019, 11:46:10 PM
Hamilton today :excited:

Hamilton: lives up to the crazy hype but doesn’t necessarily exceed it. The song for all dialogue is awesome and doesn’t feel forced at all like Les Mis does at times, but that also means you can miss some important storyline details if you’re not paying close attention. Definitely a bit of American exceptionalism which I am a sucker for when it comes to the revolutionary war. I also think that could push it to become a classic musical over time.
Did the length bother you?
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on April 29, 2019, 07:01:55 AM
Didn’t even notice tbh.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on April 29, 2019, 05:03:57 PM
This is not the official musical theatre thread, it isn't even the real Hamilton thread   :curse:

Hamilton was awesome and overrated all at the same time. The music wasn't great. The rap was wack everything else not rap was very good. The king stole the show.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on May 26, 2019, 07:26:36 PM
Miss Saigon: music is pretty good overall with some catchy songs. Story (partly) and music reminds me of Les Mis. Really not sure how I feel about the story. Not terrible but a little weird and a lot depressing.
Title: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 01, 2019, 10:58:55 PM
Dear Evan Hanson: great story with OK music. I think it deserved the critic acclaim. Not something I’d really expect to stay relevant 10-20 years from now, but that doesn’t diminish it for me. Some of the themes hit a lot more close to home if you’re a parent. Probably downright scary if you’re a parent of teenagers.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on December 03, 2019, 12:47:14 PM
Dear Evan Hanson: great story with OK music. I think it deserved the critic acclaim. Not something I’d really expect to stay relevant 10-20 years from now, but that doesn’t diminish it for me. Some of the themes hit a lot more close to home if you’re a parent. Probably downright scary if you’re a parent of teenagers.

It was a sad commentary on modern society. If you'd use the right thread you would have seen that already :curse:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 03, 2019, 02:21:49 PM
I thought I remembered you posting about it somewhere, but this thread feels safe to me.

Also, I didn’t even find it all that sad. Thought provoking for sure, but ever society has some messed up stuff to deal with and this struck me more as a story about the importance of listening to people you care about.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on December 03, 2019, 03:59:55 PM
I was stunned at how self-serving every single character was. Every interaction seemed like a transaction.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 03, 2019, 04:09:39 PM
MIR, you're seriously so well rounded. You are very well cultured. You follow almost all sports that I know, Theatre, Politics, business, etc. I've always wanted to tell you how impressed how ITK you are with everything.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on December 05, 2019, 10:49:39 AM
Thanks friend, I really just fit an odd lane so sports dork and theatre nerd. I don't watch movies very often. Took the kids to Frozen 2 and it was my first time at the movies since the day after Christmas. I only watch like 5 TV shows, and while not 100% musically washed, I'm close.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on December 05, 2019, 11:29:38 AM
does ballet fall under the umbrella of musical theatre?
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 05, 2019, 11:56:36 AM
Thanks friend, I really just fit an odd lane so sports dork and theatre nerd. I don't watch movies very often. Took the kids to Frozen 2 and it was my first time at the movies since the day after Christmas. I only watch like 5 TV shows, and while not 100% musically washed, I'm close.
:thumbs:
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on December 05, 2019, 11:54:35 PM
does ballet fall under the umbrella of musical theatre?

Nope. Ballet is dance, both are peformance art though.
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: catastrophe on December 06, 2019, 10:38:16 AM
does ballet fall under the umbrella of musical theatre?

What the heck
Title: Re: Musical Theatre
Post by: MakeItRain on December 06, 2019, 04:45:04 PM
does ballet fall under the umbrella of musical theatre?

What the heck

You generally go to a performing arts center of some sort to see both, unless you live in Wichita and you go to see those things at the same place as the gun show, rv show, oil and gas conventions, and the rabbit expo.