Could The Lion King make a good Musical

ChrisShort
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I mean I loved the movie and the songs a good. I also think Cabaret would make a good Musical
FishermanBob
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No, I can't see either of them being successful as musicals. They wouldn't last a month if they tried. Soul Doctor on the other hand... if they ever made that into a musical, it would run for years if not decades.
ChrisShort
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very funny fishermanbob like your sense of of humour.
bwayto
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Wow. Great ideas everyone. I was just reading these poems about some Cats, and thought they'd make great musicals. They could dance, and sing, and jump around for two hours and a bit, and confuse audiences.

I'm also planning on reading a book about The Wicked Witch of the West and how she's really good. I'm thinking about setting it to music as well.

Oh! I also saw this french book about a Ghost-man who lives on a lake under an Opera House. Yay or nay?

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AKarp2013
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Can I start dream casting now???
bwayto
Leading Actor
joined:12/5/11
AKarp2013 -

Too late. I've already decided to combine all of the project ideas I listed to make a mega-mega musical, and Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti Lupone, and Elaine Stritch will all be playing the principal roles.

Feel free to dream cast my ensemble, however.

Edit: Should I call it "The Feline of the Emerald Opera?
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Updated On: 1/19/14 at 02:29 AM
LittleEdieFan
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I don't think any of the Disney movies will ever make it as a Broadway musical.. Definitely not Mary Poppins, or Newsies, or Beauty and the Beast.. But I bet anything Bowling for Columbine The Musical would sweep the Tony's.
darreyl102
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Reading all of these got my mind going, but instead of Musicals, I was thinking Television. I think they should make a cartoon sitcom with an all American family. A fat and dimwitted husband and his wife who have three children. Now hereís the interesting part- The mother has really tall hair (imagine a blue haired cactus), The Children could be really interesting- they could make the youngest a little baby with smarts beyond his/her years and never speaks. The other two children could be polar opposites- one smart and school orientated and the other a rebel. And to make things really interesting, we could have the family have an interesting skin color like yellow. I can only imagine all the crazy neighbors and residents of the fictional town that they live in too. I really think it could be big- it just canít decide on the tile- The: Sampsons, Simpsons, Stimpsons, Stansons- something like that.

Now if we are talking musicals, I was watching John Water's Hairspray and thinking it would make a great musical on stage. just as long as Edna is played by a Man to pay tribute to Divine.
Darreyl with an L!
bobs3
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I would love to see them take the German novel SPRING AWAKENING and make that into a musical.

And why hasn't anyone ever thought of a musical about Mormon missionaries? Oh, it would probably fail -- who would want to see that?
ChrisShort
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and would a musical about puppets about surviving life
ChrisShort
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and would a musical about puppets about surviving life
darreyl102
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Mormons? Please, it wouldn't last a week! Now, a musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in which the Mad Hatter is the villain would be a sure fire hit and play for years!!
Darreyl with an L!
ChrisShort
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I love this thread classic when I was sending up another thread
ChrisShort
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I love this thread classic when I was sending up another thread
CarlosAlberto
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I've been spending hours upon hours meeting up with my actor and dancer friends we have all been discussing our life experiences, fears, expectations, triumphs and disappointments in the world of show business and of course the theater. I've been recording these meetings as I feel it may make a good book or even a play, but the more I think about it I may just turn it into a musical. Just a thought.
gleek4114
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joined:5/24/13
You know what would be a really stupid idea? Someone who thinks that "The Birdcage" should be turned into a musical. We ALL obviously know that one of the inspirations for "The Birdcage" IS a successful musical from the 80s. Yep that person would be really stupid because EVERYONE must know La Cage.

See. I have no problem laughing at myself. Zinging is fun!
OperaBwayLover
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You guys have seriously missed the boat. What we need is a show about Eva Peron. I mean, the story of her life is just begging to be turned into a musical.
bwayto
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I'd like to do something Biblical. Maybe something about a technicolor dreamcoat?
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Liza's Headband
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"You know what would be a really stupid idea? Someone who thinks that "The Birdcage" should be turned into a musical. We ALL obviously know that one of the inspirations for "The Birdcage" IS a successful musical from the 80s. Yep that person would be really stupid because EVERYONE must know La Cage. "

Just to further the lesson because, well, the more you know.... The musical came before the movie. They are both based on the same source material and thus many consider LA CAGE the "birdcage musical" even though it's technically not a direct adaptation. Also, The Birdcage is from 1996. Not the 1980s.
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Mike Barrett
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So does anyone else think a musical about SPIDERMAN would be genious?? It would probably be the greatest show of all time. And just imagine if they could get someone like Bono to write a killer score! Aw, I can see it now...
Stevie72
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trentsketch
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I don't know if a Lion King musical would work, but perhaps an adaptation of Hamlet with animals to make it a little more family friendly would work.
Stevie72
Stand-by
joined:1/19/14
We should have a musical about a fat girl that wants to become part of show
ukpuppetboy
Stand-by
joined:2/12/13
It may work, but it's hardly Shakespeare..

(Damn you trentsketch you got there before me )
Updated On: 1/21/14 at 09:52 AM
CoreyRyan3
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joined:5/2/13
I've been thinking about that book "Wicked" a lot. I mean, it's a prequel to Wizard of Oz. That is just BEGGING to be made into a musical.
theatregeek6
Leading Actor
joined:6/19/13
I have been working on a treatment for a musical about the beginnings if Columbia Records. But something just seems off

Any ideas?