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Quirky musical suggestions?

trashley
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joined:11/21/13
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 02:08pm
Hello :)

I'm hoping some of y'all could help me with some musical suggestions! I'm somewhat new to the musical world. I grew up watching musicals on TMC (mainly Judy Garland ones) but don't really know much about newer ones or ones that weren't in recent films, except ones suggested to me on iTunes.

I prefer musicals like Urinetown, A Very Potter Musical, Next To Normal,Dancer In The Dark, The Pirate & 1776

I've seen/listened to more of the popular ones (such as Les Mis, Cats, Wicked & Grease) but they weren't 'for me' I guess? I just couldn't get into them as much as I did others.

Do you know of any that I might like based off of the ones that I mentioned that I do like? Any suggestions are appreciated!

Updated On: 11/26/13 at 02:08 PM
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Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 02:25pm
That's an interesting list. The first one that popped into my head was "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," though I can't say why. I guess because it has more of a pop sound (and it certainly wasn't a mainstream mega-hit).
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willep
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joined:9/20/08
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 02:34pm
Hmmm. Bat Boy perhaps?
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artscallion
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joined:5/15/07
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 02:46pm
Grey Gardens - Act two is the very definition of quirky.
Ruthless - it's about a child actress gone bad. Quirky, funny and her mother has a big number that is a parody of big Judy Garland numbers.
I'll second Batboy.
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After Eight
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joined:6/5/09
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:02pm
Broadway: The Nervous Set, The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall, The Grass Harp, By Jeeves, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

Some off- Broadway possibilities: Little Shop of Horrors, Evil Dead, When Pigs Fly, Das Barbecue, Radio Gals, Eating Raoul, Zombies from the Beyond, The Toxic Avenger, Gutenberg, Adrift in Macao.









Updated On: 11/27/13 at 03:02 PM
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Reginald Tresilian
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Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:06pm
Great suggestions, After Eight.
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darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:06pm
Matilda
Little Me
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Reefer Madness
In Control
The Threepenny Opera
Rocky Horror
trashley
Swing
joined:11/21/13
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:14pm
Thanks so much for y'alls suggestions! Some of them sound familiar, others I've never heard of. Evil Dead though... as is the horror movie? There's a musical for that? I might be in love!! I've seen that movie about 30 times lol.

Where would be the best place to start listening to them? Are they on youtube, streaming sites or anything like that?

Just so you know, I always buy albums and movies, I just like checking out the music beforehand :)
trashley
Swing
joined:11/21/13
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:16pm
Quick question though, what do OBC, OBCR & OST mean? I've been looking around on other post & have seem them a few times. Is OBC original broadway cast, OST original soundtrack? Not sure what OBCR could be.
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g.d.e.l.g.i.
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Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:19pm
OBC = Original Broadway Cast
OST = Original Soundtrack
OBCR = OBC Recording
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tazber
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joined:5/10/05
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:42pm
Yes, The Evil Dead is a musical based on the film! It's an absolute blast!

And I can't believe I'm saying this, but After Eight's Off Broadway list is almost verbatim what I would recommend.

Based on your likes I'll add:

3hree
A Man of No Importance
A New Brain
Birds of Paradise
....but the world goes 'round
Gothampc
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joined:5/20/03
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 03:47pm
Zombie Prom
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trashley
Swing
joined:11/21/13
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 04:22pm
In your opinion, is The Book Of Mormon any good? I've heard about it a lot the past year or so.
NoHSMisNotAMusical
Stand-by
joined:10/21/11
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 06:18pm
I was going to say Zombie Prom as well! Very funny, very weird. And Ruthless! is great. Try out Avenue Q as well.
MCfan2
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joined:4/29/06
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 06:39pm
The Mystery of Edwin Drood might fit the bill -- it has a lot of audience participation and alternate endings!
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 06:56pm
Credit where it's due, After8's list is pretty great, and Id agree with a lot of it (The Nervous Set!)

Someone mentioned Zombie Prom. While not a favorite, the (I believe) never released 40 minute condensed film version (with RuPaul) is all up on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dECttRgbWW0

One of the quirkiest musicals I saw recently was a Fringe production of Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman book with music by Stephin Merritt from the Magnetic Fields. It's a very strange score, but suits the show perfectly and the production I saw was perfect (it won Edmonton's Pick of the Fringe.) That said, I still have never bought the cast album, partly due to lack of funds, and partly due to the fact that it's one musical score I'm not sure I would ever play outside of the show's context. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOc3W7KVeZk
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Matt Rogers
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joined:10/4/04
Quirky musical suggestions?
Posted: 11/26/13 at 07:48pm
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Violet
Alter Boyz
Hands on a Hard Body
Bat Boy
Reefer Madness

 
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