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awfullyquiet 10-28-2008 06:33 PM

The Musical Theater Thread
 
Because you 13 year old girls can't get enough of quality music theatre...

SuperKevin 10-28-2008 06:34 PM

Greatest post ever

Turtlepower 10-28-2008 06:34 PM

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown was one of my favorite productions that I saw on Broadway. It starred Kristin Chenowith and B.D. Wong (Psychologist on L&O: SVU). It was pretty damn awesome if you ask me.

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:35 PM

Awesome.

My Top 20 List (only shows I've seen can be on it):

1. Pippin
2. Assassins
3. Mystery of Edwin Drood
4. Les Mis
5. Evita
6. Rent
7. Jesus Christ Sueprstar
8. Tick...Tick..BOOM
9. Avenue Q
10. A New Brain
11. Sweeney Todd
12. Ragtime
13. 1776
14. Merrily We Roll Along
15. Bat Boy
16. Dreamgirls
17. The Full Monty
18. The Rocky Horror Show
19. Fiddler On The Rood
20. Blood Brothers

Bruce Banner 10-28-2008 06:36 PM

If anyone else made this thread it would be **** on.

Just sayin'.

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turtlepower (Post 1284744)
Into the Woods was late Sondheim. 1987 in fact. It was after Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies and a few others.

Well, he only did the lyrics to West Side. But ITW was not his best work. Sweeney, Company, and Merrily are right up there. Gypsy is a bit niche, as is Follies IMO.

SuperKevin 10-28-2008 06:37 PM

My parents took me to see Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair when I was like 11 years old. Tommy was awesome. i could do without the full frontal nudity in Hair.

Turtlepower 10-28-2008 06:37 PM

JBond, I respect you so much more for putting Bat Boy on that list!

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:38 PM

Ah, Hair is sweet. Never saw a full nude production, but my brother was Claude in college, and OSU did it a few years back and I saw it.


Ha, Bloomsburg is doing Bat Boy actually. I almost auditioned, but Grad School is too much work (and I'd have to miss the OSU/PSU game).

Dr. Gonzo 10-28-2008 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBond93 (Post 1284758)
Awesome.

My Top 20 List (only shows I've seen can be on it):

1. Pippin
2. Assassins
3. Mystery of Edwin Drood
4. Les Mis
5. Evita
6. Rent
7. Jesus Christ Sueprstar
8. Tick...Tick..BOOM
9. Avenue Q
10. A New Brain
11. Sweeney Todd
12. Ragtime
13. 1776
14. Merrily We Roll Along
15. Bat Boy
16. Dreamgirls
17. The Full Monty
18. The Rocky Horror Show
19. Fiddler On The Rood
20. Blood Brothers

I love me some Assasins. I got to do a read through with other actors were I played Lee Harvey Oswald which was pretty sweet. The lack of Sweeney Todd though is disturbing.

Turtlepower 10-28-2008 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo (Post 1284767)
I love me some Assasins. I got to do a read through with other actors were I played Lee Harvey Oswald which was pretty sweet. The lack of Sweeney Todd though is disturbing.

Wasn't NPH Lee Harvey Oswald?

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo (Post 1284767)
I love me some Assasins. I got to do a read through with other actors were I played Lee Harvey Oswald which was pretty sweet. The lack of Sweeney Todd though is disturbing.

Maybe you should read #11.

I saw the Revival with Neil Patrick Harris, and I wore out the original CD my brother gave me.

No, NPH was the Balladeer, Michael Cerveris (Tommy, Sweeney Revival,) was Booth.

Dr. Gonzo 10-28-2008 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBond93 (Post 1284770)
Maybe you should read #11.

I saw the Revival with Neil Patrick Harris, and I wore out the original CD my brother gave me.

NPH as Oswald = epic win.

SuperKevin 10-28-2008 06:40 PM

No Hamlet 2?

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo (Post 1284772)
NPH as Oswald = epic win.

Yup, he was very good. I knew I'd love it, actually seeing a remarkable cast made it so much more outstanding.

I've directed a few musicals and been in a buttload. I'm generally considered the musical expert by my friends.

Turtlepower 10-28-2008 06:43 PM

JBond, have you seen Godspell? Seeing as you're a fan of Pippin, I think you would enjoy that as well.

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turtlepower (Post 1284784)
JBond, have you seen Godspell? Seeing as you're a fan of Pippin, I think you would enjoy that as well.

I've been in Godspell twice (Once as Judas), directed it once, seen it about six times.

In HS, I would see about 15-20 HS shows a year. Toss in some of Pittsburgh (one of the best theater cities in the country outside of NY,) touring shows, I've had a lot of exposure.

SuperKevin 10-28-2008 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBond93 (Post 1284777)
I've directed a few musicals and been in a buttload. I'm generally considered the musical expert by my friends.

The word buttload should probably not be used in this thread

Turtlepower 10-28-2008 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBond93 (Post 1284785)
I've been in Godspell twice (Once as Judas), directed it once, seen it about six times.

Do you just not enjoy it anymore because I didn't see it in your top-20.

Bruce Banner 10-28-2008 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperKevin (Post 1284787)
The word buttload should probably not be used in this thread

It's rather fitting. (jk)

and I wonder how much money this industry is bringing in these days.

Did most of your showings take place at the university JBond?

Brent 10-28-2008 06:46 PM

Hooray unnecessary generalizations involving homosexuality and theatre!

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turtlepower (Post 1284789)
Do you just not enjoy it anymore because I didn't see it in your top-20.

I like it, but it is so variable.

Godspell is the one show without a strict license in terms of not editing material. I've see people do it like the original and it sucked sooo hardcore.

If you put it in present context, it can be incredible and moving.

I directed Middle School students in it (6-8,) and did some cool stuff. Arnold Schwartzenegger (sp?) Sponge Bob, Bill Gates, the Simpsons.

The second production I was in was awesome. Full House skits, Austin Powers, etc. (this was in 2000ish)

Bruce Banner 10-28-2008 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brent (Post 1284793)
Hooray unnecessary generalizations involving homosexuality and theatre!

No serious assertions.

Shane P. Hallam 10-28-2008 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Banner (Post 1284792)
It's rather fitting. (jk)

and I wonder how much money this industry is bringing in these days.

Did most of your showings take place at the university JBond?

I wasn't in the theater department. I did audition as a freshman, got called back for three shows and got a role, but quit to do a musical instead (OSU is a ****** musical theater school, GREAT straight theater school).

Anyway, I joined a student organization and did 42nd Street, Footloose, and Children of Eden.

I ran for director twice, and some political stuff kept me out of it. I was forced out by the directors who beat me my senior year, which sucked.

I co-own a theater company in Pittsburgh with a friend of mine, we do a show every summer, and will do a cabaret in January.

Brent 10-28-2008 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Banner (Post 1284797)
No serious assertions.

No way to tell but, regardless, I find it silly that people feel that being involved in theatre is somehow homosexual when just about everyone's favorite actor/actress almost undoubtedly did theatre at one point in their lives.


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