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posted by TBUGoth
Binarism, a word which here means has to be a man or woman. For Peter Pan, this means The coloring looks like a Barbie doll & the shirt is WAY too low cut, the V emphasizes Alison Willams' breasts, particularly when she's in motion, the fish netting gives it a hint of sexuality. For Tiger Lily, it's even worse! I'm nonbinary, and I don't dress in party streamers, or like a stripper! Being that Alanna Saunders is Cherokee, this is intersectional racism, or racism and sexism combined! The choreography for "True Blood Brothers" emphasizes the cut in the stripper outfit that goes up to her...
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So after a day where I was told to go to college to get a high-paying job and make my passion for writing a hobby, I listened to the Original Broadway Cast of "Little Women." "Better" captures Jo's character better than all the adaptions I've seen "Home Alone" gives Marrmee's character the development she has been so long denied. "Could You?" Makes Aunt March the manipulative witch she is. "I'd Be Delighted" gives Meg's character a bit of nuance. "Take a Chance on Me" will please any Jo and Laurie shipper. "Small Umbrella in the Rain" sells Jo March MARRYING better than any other adaption!...
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What better way to kick off a series of reviews than with a musical I am sure only 20 percent of you have heard of!!!????...yeah. Well, for the 80 percent, here is some background information:The Austrian musical "Elisabeth" is one of the most successful German language musicals of all time. It tells the story of the historical Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, who was married to the Emperor Franz Josef of Austria at 16.She was legendary for her beauty and her free spirit, rejecting the restrictions of court life. However, her life was very tragic. She faced a critical mother-in-law, and the deaths...
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posted by LittleLottie
Leave all Heterosexuality at the door
Leave all Heterosexuality at the door
I have mixed feelings about the NBC Live Musicals. (Please take note, I have not seen its Sound of Music).
On one hand, they are getting musicals back into mainstream culture, sparkling an interest in musicals into the next generation, and giving families something fun to watch on television together.
But on the other hand, from what I have heard about from the Sound of Music live…They can be pretty overblown copies that add “cool” millennial crap.
Peter Pan Live, though I was extremely skeptical at first about it, is surprisingly better than I thought. It has its problems, oh yes it...
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posted by deedragongirl
Kim and Chris
Kim and Chris
Hi guys, I managed to watch the 25th Anniversary of Miss Saigon and I was really blown away by not only the show, but the actors playing the main characters. So are you ready time travel back to the Vietnam War?

The Story

As many of you don't know, the story is base on Puccini's tragic opera, 'Madama Butterfly'. Which change the location and time period from Japan to Vietnam in the midst of the Vietnam War, the only difference is that Kim is a bar girl whereas Butterfly is just an ordinary 15 year old Japanese girl.
Secondly, Butterfly's uncle (The Bonze) and her one-time fiance (Prince Yamadori)...
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In 1975, a stage musical based on a stage play, Chicago, premiered.It enjoyed a modest amount of success and years later, when the revival came up, it became the 6th longest running musical on Broadway. In 2002, a film adaption of the musical was released, directed by Rob Marshall. It was this version that got the much-desired praise. It won several Oscars, including Best Picture. However many people who viewed the film- critics and ordinary people-saw the film as insanely overrated. So is Chicago all that jazz? Or is it one crummy dummy hubby of mine? Let's review what the film accomplishes...
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"Peter Pan" was my first Broadway musical, and is one of my favorite musicals besides "The Phantom of the Opera," "Annie," and "Oliver!" When I was six my family and I went to BlockBuster and got the VHS tape of "Peter Pan" my mom had asked me "Do you know a woman named Mary Martin played Peter Pan?" I had seen the Disney version, so a woman playing Peter was special. I liked Peter because he didn't grow up, and he could fly. I watched the Mary Martin version with my family. My Brother, Sister, Mom, Dad, and me. I LOVED it more than the Disney version. Though we lived out in rural New Mexico...
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"Jekyll and Hyde" the musical, like its protagonist, can switch between being bad and being good. Also like the doomed scientist, although it works to ignore that its bad, often the bad wins over the good.
The "Musical Thriller" is based on the 19th century novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Although the novels actual plot tends to be forgotten, what has made the story so famous is its main premise: a doctor named Henry Jekyll experiments with himself in an attempt to separate the bad side of him from the good. What results is the birth of his uncontrolled split personality, the sinister and murderous...
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posted by disney505218
20. Home (The Wiz). The first song on this list is for sentimental reasons. This was the last song I ever sang in a chorus. And it always brings back memories from my childhood about growing up and finding home. I love the lyrics, the song is pretty, and....I just love it all!!!
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19.My Friends (Sweeny Todd). Oh god, this song gives me chills! I never saw the play, but after hearing this on the CD I couldn't stop listening to it! I even tried singing it...as a joke, I started singing to my kitchen knives to my mom, but she didn't get the reference. Then she went berserk...whoops, >_>....
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posted by LittleLottie
People of the internet, welcome to Dickensworld!
Dickensworld is a magical, fascinating place. You will find yourself in England, especially in London, from the period of 1820-1865. Be sure to take note that all the poor people are poor because they have visible rags, dirt all over their face, are super skinny, and have big, puppy dog eyes, cementing every Conservative’s idea of what a poor person looks like. This social commentary will be almost everywhere. It’s filled with interesting characters weather they are pure, sweet angels, eccentrics, or Lucifer incarnate. Oh, and keep an eye...
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the amazing Ben Vereen!!!
the amazing Ben Vereen!!!
"Pippin" is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked") and directed/choreographed by stage and dance legend Bob Fosse. It is one of the longest running musicals known and has a revival that's currently already starting to run. The plot takes place in the middle ages where Pippin, the son of King Charlemagne, feels unsatisfied with his life and tries different lifestyles in order to seek his purpose. And without giving away anything that happens, and that's the show in a nutshell. Although Pippin and Charlemagne were both famous figures in history, this show is about as historically reliable...
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posted by deedragongirl
Music of the Night!
Music of the Night!
Hi guys, this is the second article that I had written and I'm going to write a list of some of my favourite musicals. Some of them I had already seen, others I am dying to watch it either on Broadway or West End.

1) Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera

I had seen this musical in Singapore 10 years ago and I feel in love with the songs, I still have the original cast recording onto my iPod. The settings are amazing and I love the costumes as well, my favourite scene is Masquerade and the Final Lair.

2) Mamma Mia!

This was the second musical that I had seen in Singapore, I knew ABBA...
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Mussical theatre was actually an accident. there was a play going on in new york in 1866 called 'The Black Crook'. The producers thought it needed more pazzas.
Meanwhile, a ballet was going on down the street. it was opening night but before it opened the theatre was burned down.
In order to save both shows, they mixed both productions together. yes, the audience was surpised,but they loved it. New york came out with some new productions and musical theatre was born!
Yes, everything in this article is ture. i know, i was suprised too.
Elizabeth Stanley, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai and Raúl Esparza in the revival of "Company"
Elizabeth Stanley, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai and Raúl Esparza in the revival of "Company"
This past season on Broadway is sadly over, but it is not one to be forgotten. It has entered a new wave of hit musicals, bringing new ideas to the stage with every performance. From the amazing new rock opera, Spring Awakening, to revivals of much-loved shows such as Stephen Sondheim's Company, this season has had so much to offer, with six new musicals at the Tony awards, five revivals, and many plays, including the fantastic, three part Coast of Utopia.

The musicals were my personal focal point this season. The first one I'd like to bring up is Company by Stephen Sondheim. It ended up winning...
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THIS IS VERY URGENT AND NOT A JOKE! ALSO DON'T GOOF OFF!!!!

I really mean it! What would you be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would you be able to do if writing fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would you do if it's illegal to do a cover of your favorite song on YouTube? What would you do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would you do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality is already dead so far, we can't risk the freedom of internet...
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Let’s face the truth.
Religion is a touchy subject.
So touchy, that dare sort of medium discusses or uses it, there will be hate letters and hate mail streaming through the creators mailboxes and computers. Even Godspell as harmless as it seemed was criticized for portraying Jesus as a clown.
    So what happens when Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the writers of a notoriously offensive, but surprisingly thoughtful and extremely well-written cartoon series make a musical discussing religion, using The Church of Latter Day Saints as its focus?
    One freaking...
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PLEASE listen to the clips I give! They are AMAZING!

1. If I Can't Love Her from Beauty and the Beast

This song is probably the most beautiful and powerful song I have ever heard. I'm crazy about this song. Sadly I've never seen someone sing it better/equal to the original Terrence Mann. In the link below, a clip of the song sung by Terrence Mann is in there. It should be the second clip.

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2. One Day More from Les Miserables

This song is amazing. Their voices are so powerful it gives me chills every time I hear it! Not much I can say about it other than that it's amazing, but I could listen...
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For every Musical Fanatic, there will always be that one show. This show proved to them that musicals were far more than anything they have ever known or seen. This show was the white rabbit that lead them into a phantasmagorical land of diva ballads, chorus numbers, and red curtains. For me, personally, this show was Phantom of the Opera. I had first learned about Phantom when I was 11 and at the time, there were no nearby touring productions. But thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I knew a film of the musical existed and rented it as soon as I could. This film became the center my pre-teen...
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posted by LittleLottie
When I first viewed Pippin with Ben Vereen in the DVD of the 1982 Toronto production, I had one giant problem with it that was keeping from absolutely loving this musical; it was dated. Weather it was the hair, the music, or the overall staging, the cobwebs somehow kept me from completely appreciating this wonderful musical.
And then came this revival, and it did just that. I can describe it in just 2 words: circus spectacle. It is easy to have a big Broadway musical that is spectacular in the fact that the spectacle in which millions of dollars are spent on it to make it look huge, but here,...
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Years before the announcement of the film, I was away in my giant Les Miserables phase, and enjoying every bit of the fandom from writing comics about the characters (involving voodoo dolls) to wasting my time on forum boards reading potential cast members for the film. After watching the King's Speech and hearing the announcement of Tom Hooper's direction, I was thrilled that this long-awaited baby would be delivered by what seemed to be a good midwife. After months of anticipation, I saw the movie Christmas Night
I know I am going to be speared for this, but I adored the film adaptation. I...
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