The Musical Theater/Showstopping Favorites/Singalong/Extravaganza Thread

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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If you love it, if you hate it – if you just can’t decide...this is the place.

It all belongs here.

Stage performances, movies - opera.

Set design, costumes, lyrics... what moved you, what turned you away from the theater forever - what makes you sing in the shower.

Gossip.

Oh – and let’s not forget about the reviews. Theater is nothing without the reviews.

If you saw an Off-Broadway production of Cats on a boat in the Galapagos – and managed to capture the whole thing on your cell phone – please share.

Who was better than who. Seriously – if you think your 17 year old niece Tiffany was a better Sally Bowles than Liza Minnelli, and you have the video (and the guts) - we want to see it.

We need to see it.

I want to add - musical theater doesn't just mean Broadway - or Hollywood. It covers a lot of territory. Everything counts.

Welcome. In here – life is beautiful...
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I have a love/hate relationship with musicals. Some are amazing - beautiful and profound. Many are just plain fun, some are lame – some I almost hate.

But even when I almost hate them - I love them. I almost love them more than the ones I love.

Cabaret is the first musical to get under my skin – I never get tired of watching it.



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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Not big on Musicals either really... like a few.... but not many.


However I remember my folks had a tape of songs from shows when I was a kid and it had a version of "Memory" from Cats... it was sung by Michael Crawford and it was amazing.... It's not online anywhere as far as I can tell so here is a version sung by Elaine Paige...

Not as good but hey.






Nessun Dorma from Seranade






Louis Prima in "Swing-it" (very rare and early foortage)








Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman,Golden Gate Quartet, Tommy Dorsey, Mel Powell, Louis Bellson, Charlie Barnett and others in "A song is born"




posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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reply to post by Spiramirabilis
 


Hey Spira


Gotta be Sweet Charity, although agree with you Cabaret is pretty cool !!





posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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hey blups! thanks

very nice selection. Nessun Dorma - gorgeous. I never saw this one

my favorite though - the last one. (you forgot - Danny Kaye)

:-)

actually - changed my mind - don't know about the musical - but really got into that Louis Prima - watched it twice :-)

nice

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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hey Ms. UK - so very nice to see you here :-)

Sweet Charity - absolutely - and Big Spender is one of the best

you beat me to it!

I'm trying to have a little patience - wait and see what other people have

glad I waited



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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Curses ... a spira thread and it's about show-tunes!


The only show-tune I know:






posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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wait...I'm almost crying I'm laughing so hard



Curses ... a spira thread and it's about show-tunes!


you weren't expecting something weightier - were you? :-)

now that was a show tune - brilliant

I actually forgot about animation

like I said - it all counts - all of it

:-)

P.S. SD - my 3rd thread - ever



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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Awesome man....that episode is hilarious (which one isn't?)

Here's the original too..




posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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:-)
personal favorite


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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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So, on this thread, is it mandatory to actually embed the video, or might one simply state what has come into one's mind?

I would like to make the fondness known of two show tunes, and these are oldies from: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

They are: Now you see me, now you don't, (for fun.) And
Hard Candy Christmas, (for sadness.)


If only videos are allowed, and not statements, then please disregard this post.




Edit to clean-up mess.


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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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Your fav Spira.... Dick Van Dyke










posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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reply to post by ladyinwaiting
 


If you don't have a video you have to sing it yourself!



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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hey Lady :-) nice to see you

you make me laugh

will you not embed - on principle?

all comments are welcome - no matter how you choose to express yourself

but just so you know - you're only aiding and abetting a YouTube addict if you don't post them - I'll just rush right over there and find them myself

:-)



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Well crap, there is always a catch to these matters!!.....I'll go see what I can find. ......



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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whatever

I'll bet his accent is better than yours


(also - thanks) :-)

Mr. Van Dyke is blups favorite example of just how badly an American can mess up an English accent

OK - he's not wrong

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posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 05:59 AM
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I went to see Il Trovatore at The National Arts Centre with Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra and I have to say I will never go to one of those again.
Between trying to take in everything the orchestra was doing to watching all the action on stage to trying to read the subtitles on a screen on top of the stage...I left exhausted just from trying to keep up with everything.
I felt that everytime I was watching the orchestra I was missing things going on onstage or when I was watching the stage I was missing the subtitles.
I wanted to take it all in and found there was just too much going on.



posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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here you go lady...




:-)



posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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hey DrumsRun - your link doesn't work - would love to see what you had...

also - I know - everybody uses the subtitles now. I don't like them either

you just have to read up on the opera beforehand, ignore the subtitles, just listen to the music and focus on watching the performance

my attention is easily diverted too - so, I understand the problem



posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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What a spectacle this must have been to see in person!




posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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Does this count???

www.youtube.com...




And I was actually in this movie, in this scene, in the audience...

www.youtube.com...





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