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What are your theatrical guilty pleasures?

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Wickedlover56
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What shows (plays and musicals) are your guilty pleasures? Mine are:
Legally Blonde
Shrek
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Xanadu
Sister Act
Kinky Boots
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Wonderland
Bonnie and Clyde
9 to 5

Updated On: 7/12/14 at 09:09 PM
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Mr Roxy
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Wildhorn shows.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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little_sally
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Taboo
All Shook Up
Rocky
A Tale of Two Cities
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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HighFlyingAdored97
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I'm probably the only person who enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany's last year.
I also LOVE Mary Poppins.
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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Hairspray
Bring It On


Updated On: 7/13/14 at 09:52 PM
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The original Carrie - I have more "recordings" of it than I care to admit.
"I know what a show-stopping song is. I know what you get a Tony for. Neither of those songs were it. And Sheryl Lee Ralph didn't even get nominated. Even with the new material. You know as an artist when somebody's giving you material that will stop a show. Give me the material. I know how to stop a show." - Tonya Pinkins Blocked: mjohnson2
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Mr. Nowack
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MAMMA MIA for sure.
I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
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Scarlet Leigh
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The Wedding Singer
Dance of the Vampires
Anything and everything by Wildhorn

I just can't look away from them but lord do I know how bad they all are. Love them.
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chewy5000
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Starlight Express
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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JayG 2
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Rockabye Hamlet
King of Hearts
Henry Sweet Henry
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Hackasaurus_Rex
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This says everything I feel about "guilty pleasures."

http://www.esquire.com/features/chuck-klostermans-america/ESQ1104-NOV_AMERICA
Updated On: 7/12/14 at 10:29 PM
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SISTER ACT
BRING IT ON (not really that guilty, but others think I should be)
CURTAINS
Anything regarding shows stated by this account is an attempt to convey opinion and not fact.
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Catch Me if You Can
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Charley Kringas Inc
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Definitely Carrie, though I don't know if such a good score can be considered a guilty pleasure. I guess the guilty part is that I (belatedly) love the original production. I mean, it just looked so darn COOL, the whole show was like minimalist pop art giallo.

Also, the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is pretty terrible, but I love the Augustus Gloop songs and I don't know how ashamed I feel about that. They're fun, idk.
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One of my biggest is the Lord of the Rings musical. I haven't seen it, and I've heard the book was a disaster. But I'll be damned if that score isn't breathtaking.

I would also put Annie and Bring it On in there, as well as Soul Doctor (I know, I know. I'm the only one)


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ajh
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I would definitely say Bring It On. I loved every minute of it and even play the CD a lot. Mainly when my flatmate is out.
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deltatee
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Legally Blonde and Mamma Mia
MVintheheartland
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Rock of Ages. (not the movie)
KC91WFU
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Lysistrata Jones
Big Fish
Big River
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macnyc
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Heathers the Musical
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Polka Dot2
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Jekyll and Hyde
Legally Blonde (though there are a few things I have issues with)
Heathers

I was explaining to someone the other day why I consider Heathers to be a guilty pleasure. My friend asked me if it's bad. I said, "No it's really good! Very well done. But I don't feel like it is a life-changing, influential musical." I will admit though, that I've been listening to the album non-stop for the last week :)
mrmushnik
Swing
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Catch Me If You Can
Shrek
Shenendoah
On the 20th Century
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J52
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The recent ON A CLEAR DAY and PROMISES, PROMISES revivals
Follow Your Bliss
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songanddanceman2
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I would not really call some of these guilty pleasures, Legally Blonde won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, Heathers is great, Bonnie and Clyde is a pretty decent show etc

Guilty pleasures would be bad shows you love like Good Vibrations or Dracula
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
broadwayfan1995
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Wicked and Les Miserables
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Double Rock

Rocky
Rockabye Hamlet
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.

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