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Sunday, December 31st, 2006
12:21 pm
Unfortunately, I don't think I can continue to be the moderator for this board, would anyone like to take over?
Saturday, December 30th, 2006
9:41 pm
Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd .. ?
So, outside of the Broadway teeny bopper world, I am consistently surrounded by Deppers who love Johnny Depp, and only love Johnny Depp because loving Orlando Bloom became too much for people. Now he's to portray Sweeney Todd, and I am terrified that it's going to cause a huge mainstream buzz that is completely inappropriate. I am an Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp appreciator ... and this scares the piss out of me. I think he's very talented, he's just recognized for a role that isn't his best work (in my opinion, I don't understand the Jack Sparrow appeal at all...) ... so, uh, any fears similar out there?


Current Mood: drunk
Monday, August 28th, 2006
4:19 pm
Newbie Post.
Hi, I'm Pam. I have a question to ask you guys: Are "Avenue Q" and "The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" considerd pop musicals?

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
1:58 pm
Ok, I don't really hate pop musicals themselves, but I hate the teeneyboppers who think they're theater fanatics because they love Wicked & Rent. I love Wicked & Rent, but they're not the only shows out there, and they're not the best. I hate the people who are like "OMFGZ, WICKED IS THE BESTEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF TIME! I AM THE BIGGEST THEATER FAN I THE WORLD!" and they don't know anything other than Wicked and Rent. Wicked and Rent, Wicked and Rent, that's all you ever hear nowadays. Oh wait, Wicked, Rent, and Phantom. I love all of these musicals, but can we talk about something else, please? And if you do talk about them, can we look into it a little deeper than you like the sound of it and the actors are hot? Even the lyrics? Can't you like, look and try to see what the lyrics mean? Can we appreciate a musical for being a show and not just a CD? Because that's what it seems some people think of it as. There's a story line running through those songs, y'know. The teeneyboppers also quite often seem to be the Eppiebopperrs hanging around Les Mis communities, who think that Les Mis is all about Eponine and hate Cosette and blah blah blah. It's annoying, all this unrequited love stuff.

Yeah. That was my mini-rant.
Monday, June 19th, 2006
1:12 am
Tired of Rent
Anyone else here sick of hearing about Rent? I know that I done hearing people squeal over a crap musical with a really weak plot. The music is just as horrible too. Of all the songs, I can only listen to the ones featuring Mimi (Rosario Dawson) without vomiting. I’m also tired of hearing about how hot Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp are. Really, is that all people watch musicals anymore? Did I even have to ask that seeing that the answer is quite obvious?
Monday, May 8th, 2006
7:17 pm
hey all. i'm new.


i also have a confession.

i don't hate pop musicals.

it seems that many of you share my guilty pleasure.

what i do hate, however, and i think you'll all agree, is stupid fucking tweenyboppers who don't know jack shit about musical theatre and don't care to. they wouldn't know sondheim if he came up and bit them on the ass.

anyway, i'm emily, i'm 15 and i live in montreal. my favourite musicals include FAME (♥), pirates of penzance, les miserables, wicked (UH-HUH I SAID IT), and recently applause.

oh, yeah!

which brings me to the question i was asking when i fould this community: does anyone have ANY information on applause? lyrics, sheet music, place i could download the soundtrack?

i'm kinda desperate. i've been seraching the damn interweb for HOURS.


Current Mood: desperate
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
6:47 pm
dear god
that is all.


Current Mood: horrified
Sunday, February 5th, 2006
12:22 pm
Anyone hear anything about Weber's latest, Lady in White?
Sunday, December 18th, 2005
12:10 am
New member.
...Thank you for existing. Thank you. I could weep right now.

Also, the fact that you've listed Minnie's Boys in the community's interests just made my LIFE. I love Minnie's Boys (just not Shelley Winters)! Aww.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
10:46 pm
rent movie? i know you've all seen it. discuss:
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
10:28 pm
she might as well be a pop musical. And thats good enough for me
So, today, I've decided to compare all the things with Hilary Duff in them I've seen to cartoons I thoroughly enjoy.

1. I love to Sing-a VS. Lizzie McGuire

I've seen the The Lizzie McGuire Show... or as I like to call it The Brain Cancer Show... atleast 3 times. I'm not sure how this show has cropped up so many times in my little tv watching... but hell, how do I know what Britany Spear's husbands name is? Anyway, Each episode was THE EXACT SAME EPISODE. Malignant Tumor (also known as Lizzie McGuire) Has a 13 year old girlish problem involving A. Body Development. B. Boy Troubles. C. A Fight with her best friend. D. Bad Grade at School. or E. All of the above. I believe one of the episodes was "Malignant Tumor wanted to go out and get a bra because she was finally becoming a woman but can't go with her best friend cause they are fighting and all of the sudden in the female lengerie department she sees the cute boy from school (which tells me theres a reason he's a good looking male at a public school)... and then she got a bad grade at school. RANDOM ANIMATION! sorry, I felt I had to throw that out there because they felt THEY had to throw it out there. I must say, I liked this show better when it was called Doug and it had that super sweet theme song and Skeeter.This is what Hilary Duff looks like with makeup:
Lizie with makeup

This is her without: Lizzie Without makeup

I've never put a picture on my LJ, I hope that all worked out alright.

Now, the comparison. The cartoon "I Love To Sing-a" for those of you who haven't seen this is based of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" Directed by Tex Avery. This GENIUS cartoon is about a family of Owls who are all very content with there lives because they all sing classical music. But then, the mama hatches a Jazz singing owl. The eventually kick the Owl out of the house because he continues to sing Jazz. He then goes off and wins a radio contest and wins the respect of his father. and they accomplish this masterpiece in 7 minutes! THAT'S RIGHT! 7 FRICKIN MINUTES! it took Cancer McTumor like 8 seasons just to end! The lyrics to the song go like this:
"I love to sing-a
About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a,
I love to sing-a,
About a sky of blue-a, or a tea for two-a,
Anything-a with a swing-a to an "I love you-a,"
I love to, I love to sing!
Give me a song-a
About a son-a gun that went and done her wrong-a.
But keep it clean-a,
With a cottage small-a by a waterfall-a,
Any sob-a that will throb-a to a bluebird's call-a,
I love, I love to sing!
I was born a singin' fool-a,
Ol' Major Bowes is gonna spot me,
Got through Yale with boula-boula,
Old microphone's got me!
I love to sing-a,
I love to wake up with the south-a in my mouth-a,
And wave a flag-a,
With a cheer for Uncle Sammy and another for my mammy,
I love to sing!
The swingin'est,
Hot singin'est,
Song singin'est
High tootin'est,
Sky tootin'est,
I love to sing!"

I love to sing-a

How beautiful is that.
I think the winner of this round is pretty clear: I LOVE TO SING-A.

2. Dexter's lab: Labretto VS. Cheaper by The Dozen

Cheaper By The Dozen still cost me 8 bucks to see in the theatre. That was not cheap enough for this dozen. Now, I'm not even gonna divulge into the other 11 rotten bastards in this movie and Jump right into Hilary. She really made a stretch in this movie and broke out of her comfort zone. She played a 16 year old girl who is insecure with herself, only cares about her hair and makeup, but is going through an awkward phase as she enters a new school and sh... wait a sec... Guy's, I'm sorry, I lied. Same person as always. My bad, won't happen again. These are Hilary Duff's many facial expressions, somebody took the time out to make this collage of the range of character Duff can show:
1 of 1

And ofcourse my favorite expression of hers:
She&apos;s a bitch

Damn she is good!!!

Now, Labretto is an episode of Dexter's Lab where it goes through the orgin of Dexter in song form. If you haven't seen it... it is amazing, go out and find it... NOW.
So let's see Dexter's Lab: Labretto has a nice score, funny actions, Humable tunes, nice animation. Kill-A-Me Fluff (I just came up with that)in Cheaper by the dozen has...me wanting to beat myself in with a 2x4. I think Labretto takes this one.

Now wait, I know what you're thinking. "hey Jake, why don't you compare Hilary Duff to something that not nearly as popular as Hilary Duff so that you can give Hil a fair shot." Ok, I will.

3. Sheep in the Big City VS. Hilary Duff as a person.

Sheep in the Big City

This was perhaps the most amazing cartoon of all times. It revolved around this sheep living in the city while these stupid Military guys chased after him so they could power their sheep powered ray gun.


Friday, September 23rd, 2005
2:05 pm
I admit I'm a little apprehensive to join this community because I adore Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde is my second favorite show ever and I loove The Scarlet Pimpernel.) *flinches* Please don't hate me! It's kind of a guilty pleasure. That and Aida ._.

Anyway... uh, what can I say, I've been a musical nut since 1st grade. I take them very, very seriously and I get annoyed when people don't. So you can probably imagine why RENTheads and Wicked fans (... do they have a title yet?) drive me insane. I always say that RENTheads are the lowest step on the musical fandom ladder, then Wicked fans. Yes, I cannot stand people who only know of RENT, Wicked, Phantom, and Les Mis if they've progressed enough. They drive me crazy! Actually, I hate casual theatre-goers. I know it's not nice of me, but I can't help it. Like when I saw Les Mis and there were kids in front of me who were seeing it with no prior knowledge, and they had no clue what was going on. One even said it was happening during the French Revolution... arghhh! I wanted to hit them.

As for my thoughts on the shows themselves... try as I might, I simply cannot hate RENT. I hate the fans, and I think that it's really overrated, but I just can't hate the show itself. There are, however, shows that I would much prefer to see. As for Wicked, I think it is terrible. There's a reason it lost the Tony! The plot is so inane and the music... God, Schwartz, what happened to you?

I am wondering if any of you include ALW on your lists. I personally think that he is a sell-out who ruined musical theatre; there are only three shows by him that I actually like. Plus Phans (I don't mean all Phantom of the Opera fans, I mean Phans) tend to know as little about other musicals as RENTheads and other people.

Anyway, I guess I should list my favorite shows: Miss Saigon, I already mentioned JaH, Les Mis, Passion, The Light in the Piazza, Parade (even despite its historical inaccuracies,) Ragtime, Side Show, and many more.

So, looking forward to posting here!
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
5:41 pm
How did I not find this community before?!

Do any of you know where I could find Evening Primrose icons? I've been looking for quite a while, and ALL of the Broadway icon communities I asked around at went "like wat's that? is it britsh? nvr herd of it."

I kid you not.
Monday, August 15th, 2005
11:43 am
I was wondering ... since this is a community based on not liking pop musicals ... and one of the words is "musicals", what happens to be everyone's favourite musicals! I feel this community could be more active if we weren't receiving a whole lot of bull shit from anonymous commenters who have nothing better to do then try and defend the shit of the cream musicals that are being born out there.

To answer my own simple question, I'd have to say my top few favourites are that of Hair, Gypsy, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage Aux Folles and Ragtime. Yup. Yup. Indeed!

Oh, and I saw this new show entitled Princesses at the 5th Avenue Theatre here in Seattle, and I tell you - the authors need to be shot. Plain and simple. It's a horrid show with horrid stereotypes and an horrendously aweful book. Listening to the music is like chewing on rancid meat, I promise you this. The next line of N'Sync reject songs have been placed into what these people are calling a musical, ladies and gentlemen ... and it's a sad sad thing. Hopefully, it won't survive more then four performances on Broadway.

God help us.

-- Aiden

Current Mood: optimistic
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
1:13 pm
After a recent anti - Wicked outburst on the "mainstream" Broadway community about how I personally felt the only reason why people liked that stupid show was because the Straw guy and Elphaba end up having sex, I decided I should step down from being a member of that community.

It feels like a giant weight has been lifted from my shoulders!
And the majority of people on that weight are fourteen year old girls who shop of Hot Topic for all the latest "hard core to the max" items of everyday wear.

That's all.

-- Aiden

Current Mood: amused
Friday, July 8th, 2005
12:13 pm
Look at me..i know so much and I'm so cool...and so I hate everything...
I'm sorry, but I think all of you guys are talking out of your asses. You hate RENT? Congratulations--big deal. You're all just stuck up artists who want to create art for arts sake. You'd prefer a non-commercial show just because you don't want to be in the "mainstream." The only thing you have against shows like RENT, WICKED, etc. is the fact that, unlike many of the shows you happen to think are "Aaaaamazing," the shows I mentioned make money. If you want people to like the shows you like, figure out a way for them to reach out to an audience the same way these shows have. These shows are successful because people like them, and therefore the writers are sucessful. Those composers/lyricists will continue to be hired because they continue to make audience-pleasing works. Stop being a bunch of stuck-up snobs.
7:47 am
Hey hey hey, newbie here. I'm really excited because I keep going to my Bugsy flashbacks, and all 1920's ish ness is taking over some of my wardrobe, like Fedoras, flapper beads, etc. I <3d Bugsy Malone. It was weird because my boyfriend was Bugsy, and I was Blousey, and it say so much fun. I miss that show horribly. I've also been in: HMS Pinafore, Best Christmas Pagent Ever, Woodrow, 101 Ways to Kill Yourself, Mary, JCS, and some weird thing at camp. So yeah, loads of experiance.

hha...cats pajamas..


Current Mood: content
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
2:26 pm
"Wicked act II alone, is better than most musicals out there.

RENT the movie is coming out soon:)

Hugh Jackman wears a mark scarf. Almost.

I want to be Judas in JCS, ahhh dream roles..."

Ripped from the Broadway community. THIS is the reason this community was created.
Monday, June 13th, 2005
7:54 pm
"On the Record", off the record.
So, I just had the... let's call it "grave misfortune", for lack of a better two words, of seeing the touring musical On The Record. Well... where to begin? Now, before I start on my rant, I must say, I LOVE Disney musicals ('Cept for Aladdin and everything AFTER Beauty and the Beast), So I feel perfectly justified in tearing this musical to shreds. This musical made Rent AND Wicked BRILLIANT by comparison. It even made Jekyll and Hyde look goo......no......NOTHING could make Jekyll and Hyde look good... Nothing. I sat there in my red velvet fourth row seat at the theatre with the NEED to gouge my eyes out, for the sheer fact gouging out my eyes would be more entertaining. Well, the stock stereotypical characters were the best part. The bubbly "fresh faced" young girl excited to be there. The "Rebel" and "Rugged" young man who is there just to look cool... actually... I had no idea why this character was in the show except for the fact they needed another male lead/somebody to play with his eyebrows, look "cool", and have all the girls go "ga-ga" for. The diva who thinks she's better then everybody else but is losing it with age. And the older male who's "Been around the block" and is a "good guy." Something happened between the kind old man and the diva bitch to make them uncomfortable around eachother. It's obvious because he tries to hug her, and she, in a hilarious twist, puts her hand on his chest and stops him, he wittily turns to the audience and has a big frowny face to show he's sad. The Bubbly young girl obviously falls for the rugged guy when she stumbles when she talks to him and acts like a grade schooler with a crush. All these characters are completely and utterly ABANDONED by the end of the 10th song. There's also a quartet/ chorus there to back up the main singers. I have worked in choruses and quartets and trios there for the sole purpose of backing up the main singer, and I must say... Chorus members, quartets, and trios are NEVER that happy to help the main singer. Hell, PEOPLE aren't usually super happy to help ANYBODY, so why should a group of people there to help others get ahead in life be ANY different?!?! This was "Murphy's Show." What is "Murphy's Show" you may ask? A show that applies to Murphy's law. Everything that CAN go wrong... WILL go wrong. Can somebody out there say "Shameless ploy to make money"? I know I sure can, and believe me, I said it many times. Which brings me to the singing quality. This was a show of choir boy's and choir girl's. Sure, they had OK (I use OK lightly) voices. They weren't bad. There was nothing special to them. I could have closed my eyes and not known who was singing. The choreography... WOW... the choreography could NOT have been done by anybody older than 13 and on a crappy drill team. Side step, side step, forward 2 3, back 2 3, switch places and look at guy in front of you, Bob up and down to the beat... Wow... Something even I, a fat Jewish guy, could follow. This was a high school show, plain and simple. a BAD high school show, cause I've seen good ones. This is the one from the shitty high school with lots of money usually called "St. John's." One thing made the show even worse though. The two giggling stupid Britney Spears wanna-be 11 year old girls behind me singing along to nearly EVERY tune. I say nearly because they probably had never seen Dumbo, so they couldn't ruin that for me. They let the people onstage do that to me. Thanks little girls. Well, that's about all I can say without hyperventilating. I'm going to go hit a small dog to vent my frustration.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
3:08 pm
Fresh Meat
I saw this community while looking for communities for "Light in the Piazza"

My name is Craig.I'm 15 and before you kill me let me tell you, I enjoy RENT.

I swear on my life I'm not a fan girl (i use the term as an expression, heh). I may belong to the RENT community but I'm not going to lie, I die a little inside everyone feels the need to say




Yes, RENT has corrupted the public's views on modern theatre. Yes, RENT isn't Rock. Yes, RENT fangirls need to die. I actually found RENT by my own doing before I got hardcore into theatre. I didn't obsess. I enjoyed the music but I wasn't about to start doing crack and get AIDS just to be like the show.

Now, maybe this will score me some brownie points but, I hate Wicked.

I despise Wicked. I despise everyone in Wicked. I despise people that like Wicked. I think Wicked is the anti-christ.
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