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  1. #51
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    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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    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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    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 15:08.

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

  6. #56
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    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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    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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  10. #60
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

  17. #67
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    Registered: May 2004
    The reviews for Cats are amazing:

    https://twitter.com/robbiereviews/st...50471574556673

    Glad to report that Cats is everything you’d hoped for and more: a mesmerisingly ugly fiasco that makes you feel like your brain is being eaten by a parasite. A viewing experience so stressful that it honestly brought on a migraine.
    https://twitter.com/jenelleriley/sta...50503497449472

    CATS is pure nightmare fuel. The rejects from The Island of Dr. Moreau putting on a show is bad enough, but add to that more crotch shots than a Michael Bay movie and every imaginable pun…and that still won’t prepare you for the hellscape that is children faces CGIed onto mice.
    https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/sta...52921106841601

    Watching CATS is like stumbling upon an unholy and heretofore unknown genre of porn. Every time these horny fur demons tongue a milk bowl and start moaning I was certain the FBI would raid the theater
    And my personal favourite:


  18. #68
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    Ahahahaha!

    It sounds like a real... CATastrophe! :U

  19. #69
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    Registered: May 2004
    Nope, it's purrfect.

  20. #70
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    This conversation is going to give everyone paws

  21. #71
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    Registered: May 2004
    Fur real.

  22. #72
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    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    I read one review describing it thus "it was like a furry orgy in a dumpster"

  23. #73
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    Location: Finland
    I went to my first opera on New Years Eve. ”La Boheme” at Helsinki National Opera.

    My review of operas: an opera is like a musical except it’s impossible to understand what anyone is singing about and the songs suck and it’s way more expensive.

    Verdict: don’t go to the opera.

    Afterwards we went to the city square where DJ Windows 95 spun hits like Bomfunk MCs ”Freestyler”. Now that’s music!

  24. #74
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    I tend to like the orchestral and choral passages of opera, but I'm not too keen on the singing style you have in the arias. And if I am to go and watch an opera, I definitely prefer them to come with surtitles. But yeah, I tend not to seek out any opera, which means that I don't learn how to listen to opera, which means I don't particularly enjoy most opera, which means I don't watch more opera etc.

    But! We were in London last week, as the current run of Hamilton is nearing its end. My wife's a big musical fan, so I got us a pair of tickets to the show. And it was great! Good music, witty lyrics, and I like the stage design and how they made it feel dynamic with relatively simple means. It's not perfect, e.g. I got the impression that Miranda liked Alexander Hamilton too much, so even when he's portrayed as flawed it's through a lens of "But you have to understand that XYZ". The character does develop, but he could've done with some more depth. I also had some (minor) issues with the female characters, but all in all it was a very enjoyable evening out.

  25. #75
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    Location: Finland
    Aww man I'm so jealous!

    Didn't realize the London run was nearing it's end, I just figured it would go on forever! :| Now I guess I gotta make it all the way over to the States if I wanna see it. Some day...

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