What's the Best Musical?

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  1. Sauvignon profile image60
    Sauvignonposted 13 years ago

    And not necessarily Broadway but on the Big Screen

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    My favourite is West Side Story.

    1. pddm67 profile image61
      pddm67posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Mine too!

  3. NaomiR profile image78
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    My favorite is Sweeney Todd. I know, I'm weird... but the music and story are amazing and I was in the pit orchestra for it in college. I had so much fun doing it so part of my love for it is definitely the nostalgia factor.

    I also love Damn Yankees, Les Miserables and uh, Annie.

  4. h.a.borcich profile image61
    h.a.borcichposted 13 years ago

    Mine would have to be Fiddler on the Roof smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, and Cats are my favs but Sweeney Todd rates right up there too.

  6. Himitsu Shugisha profile image76
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 13 years ago

    Wow, so many good ones to choose from, but the one that resonates with me is, Cats. The song Memory gets me everytime!!

  7. wavegirl22 profile image45
    wavegirl22posted 13 years ago

    Spring Awakening

  8. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    Phantom of the Opera~

    so many..
    old ones like

    Saturday Night Fever, does that count?

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    Onusonusposted 13 years ago

    Just kidding, Rent sucks!
    Rocky Horror!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. wavegirl22 profile image45
      wavegirl22posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Rent sucks. . r u kidding????

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    The music kind of sucks, but I really love Paint your Wagon. Lee Marvin is so dam funny!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago


  12. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    The Wizard of Oz

  13. Verne A. profile image60
    Verne A.posted 13 years ago

    I love Rent! They're staging it in the Philippines this January. My friends and I already bought tickets.

    I also enjoyed watching West Side Story, Chicago and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Little Mermaid (not the Disney version), and the Fantastics.

    Oh and Pippin is pretty good too!

    I love watching musicals! ^_^

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago


  15. mega1 profile image69
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    I loved Brigadoon - time for a revival - also Cats and Carousel and West Side Story and South Pacific

  16. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 13 years ago

    My all time favorite is Phantom of the Opera...so far, lol...

    I really liked Fiddler on the Roof--so did my son, who has introduced me to both of these...big_smile


  17. Windsweptplains profile image61
    Windsweptplainsposted 13 years ago

    I really love movie musicals. I don't have a favorite, but there are many that I love for many different reasons.

    Moulin Rouge! - The sets, costumes, acting, and the visuals!
    High School Musical - I think this is pure musical fun.
    The Phantom of the Opera - I love everything about this film.
    Oklahoma! - A classic.
    A Christmas Carol: The Musical - My favorite Christmas movie, starring Kelsey Grammar.
    Mamma Mia! - Again, pure musical fun!
    The Music Man - Another classic, but this is my favorite older musical movie.

  18. theageofcake profile image60
    theageofcakeposted 13 years ago

    I'm sticking strictly to movie musicals, but my best three would be The Wizard of Oz, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (whose music is surprisingly excellent).  Oh, and Hedwig - I'm all about the trannies.

  19. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    I gotta go with the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story close too...smile

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    LEWJposted 13 years ago

    MY FAIR LADY, starring Rex Harrison.

  21. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    Phantom of the Opera, Film Version

  22. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 13 years ago

    My Fair Lady (the original from Pygmalion) hands down.

  23. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    Phantom definitely.  I've seen it 3 times, including in London.  Also Jesus Christ Superstar.  I've seen it 4 or 5 times, including twice with Ted Neeley.

  24. Sauvignon profile image60
    Sauvignonposted 13 years ago

    Moulin Rouge
    Mamma Mia

    I can't wait to see how the new one is- 'Nine'
    Comes out on Christmas day I think

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    My all time favorite is Newsies

  26. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    I saw CATS and liked it.Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar were outstanding too

  27. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    I'm not really a fan of musicals, but I did enjoy Chicago and loved the movie version of Mamma Mia on account of the three feisty older women.

  28. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Sound of Music
    Paint Your Wagon
    South Pacific

  29. LizzyBoo profile image61
    LizzyBooposted 13 years ago

    I love musicals.

    Carmen, Chicago, Phantom of the opera.

  30. DaniellaWood profile image76
    DaniellaWoodposted 13 years ago

    I vote Phantom of the Opera...the music's fab, but more than anything, so is Mr G Butler; he makes the film! *sigh* haha

  31. Mikel G Roberts profile image66
    Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years ago

    The Sound of Music.

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    The Greatest Show on Earth with Charlton Heston and Jimmy Stewart

  33. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 13 years ago

    I've seen a ton of musicals growing up.  In the theater, I saw Jersey Boys in NYC and that was amazing.  Sound of Music and My Fair Lady are two of my other favorites.

  34. jellydonut25 profile image59
    jellydonut25posted 13 years ago

    South Park
    Team America
    Sweeney Todd

    ^^for movies

    Phantom of the Opera
    Jesus Christ Superstar

    ^^for live theater

  35. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 13 years ago

    Phantom of the Opera
    The King and I
    White Christmas

  36. AnythingArtzy profile image70
    AnythingArtzyposted 13 years ago

    The Sound Of Music

  37. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Utz li Gutz li.

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    Onusonusposted 13 years ago

    The Producers. Will Ferral as a Nazi, Freaking hillarious!!!

  39. kingbyname profile image60
    kingbynameposted 13 years ago

    Today of all days it would have to be Meet Me In St Louis.  A great Christmas film and a great musical.  It doesn't have as many songs as a lot of Hollywood musicals but the ones it does have are first-rate.  There is something deeply tragic about Judy Garland in this film.  What they refer to in the trade, I believe, as a three-hankie job.

    At the other end of the scale - Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, where even all the dialogue is sung.

    Compare, contrast, enjoy!

  40. BEAUTYBABE profile image68
    BEAUTYBABEposted 13 years ago

    Being a singer, I have lots of favourite Musicals

    Two of my favourites would be:  Oklahoma 

                                      My Fair Lady

  41. Stevennix2001 profile image84
    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    west side story

  42. dfunzy profile image60
    dfunzyposted 13 years ago

    The Wizard of Oz
    My Fair Lady
    Mary Poppins

  43. BEAUTYBABE profile image68
    BEAUTYBABEposted 13 years ago

    There have been a lot of beautiful Musicals written, many of them I have had roles singing in.
    My favourites are  The Sound of Music,  Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, and more recently Phantom of the Opera, in fact all musicals are lovely, are they not?  Beautybabe.

  44. Christene profile image59
    Christeneposted 13 years ago

    Miss Saigon is at the top of my list. (Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet!)

    I love many of the ones already mentioned too.

  45. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    The original and French, Notre Dame de Paris. I love it...

  46. Mike Lickteig profile image78
    Mike Lickteigposted 13 years ago

    Favorite musical?  Probably Jesus Christ, Superstar.  I liked Tommy, Grease and Godspell, also. 

    In a more classic sense, Camelot is my absolute favorite.  West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof were very enjoyable.

    So I guess to finally answer the question:  Jesus Christ, Superstar with Camelot a close second.

  47. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    Just saw Jersey Boys last week WOW! right up there with the Phantom too. smile

  48. pigfish profile image61
    pigfishposted 13 years ago

    Singing in the Rain.  Such a good movie/musical.  I especially love the Make 'em Laugh scene.  I'm going to go watch it again!

    1. DaniellaWood profile image76
      DaniellaWoodposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeahh, I LOVE Singing in the Rain, great film! Gene Kelly is just amazing! big_smile

  49. Alessia Amnesia profile image59
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 13 years ago

    Sweeney Todd, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, Annie...

  50. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 13 years ago

    Far too many to choose from...

    South Pacific for nostalgia (met my husband while playing Bloody Mary in our highschool's production)
    Rocky Horror Picture Show for pure ridiculousness
    Putnam County Spelling Bee is my more current favorite
    Into The Woods
    Anything that I get to watch Gene Kelly dance in
    Taps is a phenomenal on screen (but tap is my favorite dance form, so I'm biased.)
    SING! is a lesser known movie-musical I enjoy
    Apparently I could go on all day... I'll stop there.


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