Which musical do you think has stood the test of time?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 13 years ago

    I think it is Fiddler on the Roof.  Or is it Seven brides for seven brothers?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image76
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Fiddler on the Roof

  2. Has_aWayWithWords profile image62
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 13 years ago

    the sound of music seems to be the one that even today kids get into, I think as far as a musical that spans generations and creates interest even from children that is the one that comes to mind. I personally like the music man and the pajama game

    1. Mama Sez profile image64
      Mama Sezposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Sound of Music is a Classic.  My favorite line....in my childhood, I must have done something good. I love it big_smile

      1. Sa Toya profile image80
        Sa Toyaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I concur- Sound of Music- legendary! Every song is amazing. I love the bit where the girls start crying at the table after pestering Maria, and she makes it out they're such good kids

        Grease is a good one and so too is Fiddler on The Roof - real classic there

        I'm also gonna add The Wizard of Oz- everything the lion and scarecrow says is funny. Somewhere over the Rainbow is amaing

        Love all three big_smile

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image76
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    I forgot about Grease.

  4. GeneralHowitzer profile image70
    GeneralHowitzerposted 13 years ago


  5. Arthur Fontes profile image76
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    Movie or stage??

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    West Side Story has stood the test of time well.

  7. ume blossom profile image60
    ume blossomposted 13 years ago

    definitely The Sound Of Music!

  8. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    West Side Story was considered one of the biggest gambles in its day because it was considered very controversial, due to the racial overtones, the murder on stage, and several other factors. It shocked the public, in fact, but obviously in the positive ways intended.

    As a result, it is considered one of the "holy trinity" of musicals on Broadway, having influenced dozens of other shows to follow its lead. I don't know that it's the most influential, because "A Chorus Line" also revolutionized Broadway in a different way. There are also others that have changed the dynamic of stage musicals, but these are just a couple.

    It would be hard to narrow down to one or two shows which would be considered the most timeless.

  9. The Rope profile image62
    The Ropeposted 13 years ago

    All excellent choices here and I concur but would add Phantom of the Opera to the list as well.

    1. Sa Toya profile image80
      Sa Toyaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes yes yes big_smile

      I can't believe I forgot this.

      It's my fave musical I think- I forgot it was a musical lol

      This wins for me followed by all I've I mentioned cool

  10. dyesebel10 profile image63
    dyesebel10posted 13 years ago

    Miss Saigon

  11. Mike Lickteig profile image79
    Mike Lickteigposted 13 years ago

    Camelot.  Timeless story that always captures the imagination.  Good music as well.

  12. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    i agree with Cats, The Sound of Music and West Side Story. i also love RENT, although it is still fairly new. one of the best shows i ever saw live...

  13. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 13 years ago

    Sounds of music for sure. 

    I think Rent will because of how great the music is

  14. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    "The King and I" probably at least belongs on the list, but all of the Rogers and Hammerstein ones are great-- and since they are old "test of time" applies.  Then there's always Gilbert and Sullivan-- and  earlier operas like Aida, and Madame Butterfly.

    1. The Rope profile image62
      The Ropeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Definately "The King and I" has to be on the list but you're right - any R&H is excellent!

  15. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 13 years ago

    Guys and Dolls as well

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      oh i love that one! we used to make new lyrics to "Can Do" for parties at work and stuff. here's a great parody of that song Can Read - Sesame Street:

  16. yenajeon profile image70
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Definitely My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn remains a classic!

    1. RainySunshine profile image61
      RainySunshineposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I liked that one too!!

      I think Phantom of the Opera has stood the test of time as well.

  17. BEAUTYBABE profile image68
    BEAUTYBABEposted 13 years ago

    I think one Musical that goes right back to the beginning and was probably one of the most popular was the one made with Julie Andrew called 'The Sound of Music" I don't think you can go past that, the music is still sung all over the world.

  18. NewYorker profile image58
    NewYorkerposted 13 years ago

    Considering I only saw Rent, CATS and Grease..


  19. Alessia Amnesia profile image62
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 13 years ago

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an instant cult classic that still gets a lot of attention today. It exposed the secret world of lust and I don't know a single person who dislikes it.


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