Definitive list of Musicals for a Musical marathon

(31 Posts)
KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 17:55:22

DD & I have decided to watch musicals together. The library does a 2 for 1 on a Friday; but the search at the library is a little lacking

So I need a nice list of musicals for us......& I'm feeling a little blank

We are going to have a Katymac choice & a DD choice each week; so we need old & new

Where do we start (she has seen quite a few of the big ones, so I was thinking of older ones she might not have heard of.....preferably with lots of dancing wink)

janji Thu 20-Sep-12 01:31:24

Gotta have Joseph & technicolor dreamboat just to sing along to songs!!

I would recommend getting hold of some DVDs of Broadway shows/documentaries/concerts etc, as well as films.

Some good ones I would recommend are;

Broadway shows
Into The Woods
Sunday in the Park with George
Sweeney Todd
Company
Putting It Together
Fosse
Victor/Victoria
Rent
Oklahoma (West End, the NT version)

Concerts/Special galas etc
Hey Mr Producer
My Favourite Broadway: The Leading Ladies
My Favourite Broadway: The Love Songs
Sondheim - The Birthday Concert
Some Enchanted Evening: Richard Rogers Tribute Gala
Chess in Concert
Les Miserables (10th or 25th Anniversary depending on which cast float your boat - I would say to watch both wink)
Phantom of the Opera at the RAH
Love Never Dies
Bernadette Peters in Concert
Liza With a Z
Elaine Stritch at Liberty

Documentaries

The Heat Is On: The Making of Miss Saigon
Every Little Step
Show Business: The Road to Broadway

This list is by no means definitive, but I have the above DVDs and would recommend them. Some are really important in Musical Theatre - certainly the original productions of the Sondheim shows, Hey Mr Producer, Rent, etc etc, and those solo performers' DVDs are also pretty iconic as they are 3 major stars. The documentaries are fascinating for anyone wanting to get into musical theatre, as they show a lot of the casting process. These aren't to watch instead of film musicals, they certainly have their place too, but obviously with the stage production you are getting the show as written rather than messed around with for film.

SecretNutellaMedallist Mon 10-Sep-12 22:03:58

Victor/Victoria

SecretNutellaMedallist Mon 10-Sep-12 22:02:46

Rent.

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 21:48:15

I love that one & we have already ordered Sweet Charity

MigratingCoconuts Mon 10-Sep-12 18:19:34

You have to add On The Town to that!!

it's pure genius.

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 18:18:54

I have to take her to class now

I'll be back later.......after 9 sad I get to sit for 2 hours in a boring cold village hall while she has fun wink

Actually I could watch a film grin - but I guess I'll do homework

Back soon ish

Allalonenow Mon 10-Sep-12 18:18:01

Sweeney Todd
Tommy

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 18:17:38

Voila:
1A Chorus Line
2An American in Paris
3Annie
4Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
5Blood Brothers
6Buffy the Vampire Slayer
7Calamity Jane
8Carousel
9Cats
10Chitty chitty Bang Bang
11Easter Parade
12Evita
13Fiddler on the Roof
14Funny Girl
15Gigi
16Grease
17Guys and Dolls
18Guys n dolls
19Hairspray
20Hans Christian Andersen
21High Society
22King Creole
23Kiss me Kate
24Lemonade Mouth
25Little shop of horrors
26meet me in st louis!
27Moulin rouge
28My Fair Lady
29Oklahoma
30Oliver
31Paint your wagon
32Phantom of the Opera
33Rocky horror
34Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
35Showboat
36Singing in the Rain
37Sound of Music
38South Pacific
39Starlight Express
40Summer Holiday
41the king and i
42The les mis 10th anniversary concert
43The Producers
44The Slipper and the Rose
45Thoroughly Modern Millie
46West side story
47Wizard of Oz

MigratingCoconuts Mon 10-Sep-12 18:17:30

On the Town!!

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 18:15:50

47 already

I have alpbeticalised them but I think we might pick & mix a bit

The Library is missing loads - do video DVD shops sill exist?

NorthernNumpty Mon 10-Sep-12 18:11:55

The Producers
Cats

MothershipG Mon 10-Sep-12 18:10:16

DD (10) and I love musicals!

But do you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer? because at the moment we are both going around singing the songs from the musical episode in series 6 and she says that's her favourite musical grin and I think I might be with her on that!

So far we've watched
West Side Story - my absolute fav but remember some adult themes
Calamity Jane - her fav, brilliant for all ages
Funny Girl
Chitty chitty Bang Bang
7 brides for 7 brothers
Carousel
Lemonade Mouth (Disney thing, okish)
Moulin rouge (Adult themes)
My Fair Lady
Paint your wagon

To watch we've got
Guys n dolls
An American in Paris
Grease (seriously adult themes!)
Kiss me Kate
Oklahoma!
Showboat
Sing in the Rain
South Pacific
Summer Holiday

Allalonenow Mon 10-Sep-12 18:09:53

A Chorus Line (my fave)

NorthernNumpty Mon 10-Sep-12 18:09:31

Hairspray (both versions)
Rocky horror (may be a bit adult!)
The les mis 10th anniversary concert

Also you can listen to most soundtracks even from obscure musicals on Spotify the new broadway one 'Newsies' is fantastic.

BillyBollyBandy Mon 10-Sep-12 18:09:07

Rocky Horror Show
YY to The Slipper and The Rose
Carousel

RightUpMyRue Mon 10-Sep-12 18:07:08

I'm starting the DVD player!!

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 18:06:21

I'm starting a spreadsheet

Little shop of horrors

gymboywalton Mon 10-Sep-12 18:04:36

meet me in st louis!

LadyofWinterfell Mon 10-Sep-12 18:04:33

My Fair Lady
Blood Brothers
Thoroughly Modern Millie
South Pacific
7 brides for 7 brothers
Carousel
Evita
Starlight Express
Oklahoma
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (fab, but i don't know if it's a film too!)
Anything with Frank Sinatra in, or Gene Kelly.
Cats?

RightUpMyRue Mon 10-Sep-12 18:04:03

Guys and Dolls
High Society

YouOldSlag Mon 10-Sep-12 18:02:40

Guys and Dolls

YouOldSlag Mon 10-Sep-12 18:02:30

Hans Christian Andersen with Danny Kaye (lots of ballet sequences)
YY to Annie, Oliver and the Sound of Music
Cats
Phantom of the Opera

KatyMac Mon 10-Sep-12 18:02:12

She is 14 and intends to work in Musical theatre

Cabaret is good; she has seen:
Chitty, chitty bang, bang
Wizard of Oz
Chicago
Most Disney
Moulin Rouge

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