Musicals that deserve a movie edition.
Chess would work much better as a movie then as a staged production
This, there's a reason it didn't work out well on Broadway, etc.
Also the American version has a lot of crappy plot changes; the anniversary version they just made standardizes everything and fixes a lot of problems. See the following:
I watched pic related expecting something like Ches and was disappointed...
but not in the poster
>Elsa singing vastly better songs than frozen.
I didn't really like the Arbiter's performance as much, but all the leads were GOAT.
I really liked the reprise of the "Florence Quits" theme at the end of the Mountain Duet.
Chess script is utter shit. It only would work if they threw it away and make another who is only vaguely based in the original one.
Its songs are god-tier, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZF5BtrdpA
I think the biggest problem for me with Chess is that there are a lot of songs that don't stand out that well, compare that to Les Mis where EVERY song stands out and is memorable.
The ones that do in Chess are easily as good as the good ones in the more popular musicals, but the rest drag it down; they're not bad, they're just forgettable.
Florence Quits and Nobody's Side are my picks for strongest, One Night In Bangkok obviously too due to it's international single status. There are some others that are also good >>65008607 for example brings in the Florence Quit's theme again to great effect.
Les Mis by contrast is almost entirely callbacks to different themes, and is basically symmetrical with it's songs, re-utilizing the strong melodies.
yeah it would have to be a musical to be at all successful, but the script for the 2008 stage version is much stronger than the original concept album.
There's more character development with the backstory of Florence's father, which I think was from the West End adaptation. The Broadway changes were all worthless.
Chess would be much better if they simply made the American and the Russian a couple, let's be honest.
The story would be a lot more simple and easy going, the Russian's wife is a filler character.
It would be a really interesting movie if not a bit choppy
Then it would just be romeo and juliet
>Les Mis is symmetrical meme
None of the song reprises save for Javert's leitmotiff and Bring Him Home in the end have any reasons to be reprised when they are. Why is On My Own a reprise of Come to Me? Why is Empty Chairs a reprise of Myriel saving Valjean in the prologue?
Picking up where I left off last night with weird obscure musicals
Spartacus the Musical was a concept album made by Jeff Wayne's Who also made the War of the Worlds concept album
No but i'll have it most likely after it releases. And for comparison I have 3 Phantom of the opera musicals 2 charlie Brown musicals 2 Lord of the Rings musicals and 3 Annie of Green Gables musicals
Aida could be a good Disney animated film. The only reason it didn't happen was The Prince of Egypt. They didn't want to cause a clash of similar themed films, like happened with Antz/A Bug's Life.
I don't know about you but when I think of Musicals I think of Fat Boy Slim. The show Premiered Off-Broadway in 2013
Big the Musical opened on Broadway in 1996 and was one of the biggest loses in Broadway it was given a rewrite in 1998 and was received alot better.
So Randy Newman Decided to make a musical about Faust. Don't know what else to really say about that
Let My People Come premiered Off-Broadway in 1974 and went to Broadway in 1976. And if you couldn't tell its about sex.
Dracula the Musical opened on West End in 2007 focusing specifically on the original novel
>tfw Dracula is like my favorite gothic novel and I thought the only version out there was Wildhorn's shitty one
At least his Jekyll & Hyde is good.
Keeping with gothic shows that people think are other shows Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera was the first Phantom of the Opera musical and inspired Webber to make his.
I don't want to spoil the surprise if you ever do go see it, but it begins with the audience on a dancefloor and it's set up like a disco with two stages on either end which they perform on. But as the show goes on they move the stages around while you dance and it gets really crazy. It's one of the most innovative uses of crowd participation I've seen. Totally would recommend it, even though the songs are really forgettable.
Fall of the House of Usher was created by two Yale students in 2009 and ended up being performormed in D.C in 2014
Evil Dead first opened on 2003 in Toronto and hit Off-Broadway in 2006.
Carrie the musical is considered one of the biggest flops in Broadway history. I don't think theres much more to say about it. It opened on 1988 in broadway and closed in three days. This is the 2012 revival of that show
Theatre is much lively since you have a room full of people and its going in live. Then you also have the freedom to go off script if something happens or you can add a joke if its a comedy. Then the actors can also feed off the audience which makes for a better show. I don't think it can really be replicated due to how in the moment it is.
Also, its a good musical, but it's not gonna be the end of the world if you missed it when it was in your town.
I've heard Hamilton.
Actually, I think I would prefer something more classically theater like Les Mis and Into the Woods.
Or something like Disney's Hercules where it has a soul/gospel feel.
Parade based on a true story of a Jewish man who was convicted of murdering and raping a young girl. It definitely has a more classical Broadway feel to it
Miss Saigon was created by the same team who made Les Miserables and is based on the opera Madam Butterfly but is set in Vietnam during the war. It opened on West End in 1989
and has been performed constantly around the world.
Here's the fix for the parade one
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds is a 1978 Concept album based on the radio play of the same name. It's the 39th best selling album in the Uk
If you like into the woods then you'll probably love most of Sondheim's stuff
Give the War of the Worlds a chance if you haven't heard it, I think it's great. It's not quite sing along catchy but it's a great jam. If you search the archives you can probably find some War of the Worlds webms someone made that are fun to look at while getting into the music.
I love this
For Jazzy score go Chicago, Wild Party, West Side Story, and Cabaret
How can I call this home from Parade
Why God from Miss Saigon
In the Dark of the Night from Anasatisa
You Got Trouble from The Music Man
Tonight from West Side Story
One Day More from Les Miserables
Fortress of Solitude is based on the biography of the same name that deals with a man growing up in Brooklyn in the 70s and deals with race relations
Heathers the Musical is based off the movie of the same name and opened Off-Broadway in 2014.
Bat Boy is a musical made by the same team that made Heathers. Its based off the weekly world news story that gained headlines in the 80s. It opened Off-Broadway in 2001
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is based on the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson and opened on Broadway in 2010.
Martin Luther King had a musical based on him it came out in 1990.
The Light in the Piazza desu
If only because it would be a nice excuse to showcase some bomb Florentine/Tuscan scenery. I also just enjoy it and don't want to have to rely on shit bootlegs.
From a pretty recent play by Brandon Jacob Jenkins called An Octoroon. Whole cast sings it in the end in the dark.