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  1. #51
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    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    JCSS is the best musical.

    The funk!

    The original film versions of the tracks are so good and Judas is awesome in it. I saw a live show last year in Regents Park outdoor theatre and would recommend it 100%.

  2. #52
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    I grew up with it, so I can't say how much is nostalgia/childhood indoctrination, but '70s Jewison's definitely an interesting director.

  3. #53
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    Location: Finland

    I found a new musical I like!

    Hands on a Hardbody, if you're unfamiliar with the term it's basically the most American kind of competition you could imagine. A bunch of people stand around with their hands on a truck and whoever can keep their hands on it the longest without passing out wins the truck. The musical features music by Trey Anastasio (of Phish) and a cast that includes Keith Carradine! Most of the music has a bit of a country-tinge to it, but the real showstopper is this gospel number halfway through:



    Here's another great number, a duet called "I'm Gone".

    I've listened through the album twice, but as far as I can tell there isn't really a strong central story, instead the songs are mainly the individual characters telling their personal stories. Those short stories are good stuff though, and the music is very good. Recommended!

  4. #54
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    Location: Finland
    I just came back from seeing a musical at my local theatre. This one:



    (with this very cast!)

    It's a quite recent Swedish musical about Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA. Starts off a bit slow, but by song 3 or 4 when Ingvar has gotten his business off the ground and is interviewing employees it kicks into high-gear and stays pretty solid until the end. Good music, good performances. Yeah, all around good stuff!
    Last edited by henke; 25th Oct 2017 at 16:08.

  5. #55
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    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: above the clouds
    A musical furniture saga? I'm not convinced...

  6. #56
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    Location: Finland
    Remember when this happened?



    It really did, y'know. It really happened.

    Full playlist

  7. #57
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    My wife used to love those. They get weirder and stupider as they go on.

  8. #58
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    Location: Finland
    Weird Al's new Hamilton Polka is good stuff.



    I was expecting it to be a parody, but it's a pretty straight-up medley of the songs from the musical.

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    Registered: May 2004

  10. #60
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: The land of ever sideways rain
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    I just came back from seeing a musical at my local theatre. This one:



    (with this very cast!)

    It's a quite recent Swedish musical about Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA. Starts off a bit slow, but by song 3 or 4 when Ingvar has gotten his business off the ground and is interviewing employees it kicks into high-gear and stays pretty solid until the end. Good music, good performances. Yeah, all around good stuff!
    Are you shitting me? There's a bloody musical about Ingvar Kamprad? Sheesh, you leave a country for only ten years, and this is what they do when you're not paying attention? I am... stunned, surprised and geniunely baffled by this breaking news from only two years ago. Now I just have to decide whether it's terrible or not.

  11. #61
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    Location: Finland
    Haha yeah, it's a good one, man!

    RE: Cats. Well, it looks weird, but I imagine it's the kinda weirdness you get used to after a few minutes, and then just sink into it. Anyway, not really a Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, so I probably won't see this until it comes to Netflix, if the reviews are decent.

  12. #62
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    Registered: May 2004
    Well, one thing is for sure, Jennifer Hudson is no Betty Buckley:



    It is quite a high bar, though.

  13. #63
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    Location: Finland
    Just back from seeing Fiddler on the Roof! In Swedish! It was great.

    Om jag var en rik man, la di da di da di da di da di dum...

  14. #64
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Was that the stage version? I saw posters for one when we were in Stockholm this summer, so I wonder if that was the same production.

  15. #65
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    Location: Finland
    Stage version, local production.



    Not sure if a version with so much puppetry has been done before. I really wasn't sure about the puppets when I saw photos of the show beforehand, but they worked really effectively in practice. Tevye's nightmare was particularlly impressive, with a gigantic skelton Fruma Sarah climbing out of a hole in the stage.

  16. #66
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    That looks interesting! Will have to check out the trailer when I get home.

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