re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals


joined:12/31/69
Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:11pm
This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Remember to try to keep them in order. (and don't judge me for having TABOO so high on my list)

1) Falettos
2.) Merrily We Roll Along
3) Cabaret
4) West Side Story
5) Bare
6) Assassins
7) Rent
Fiddler on the Roof
9) Les Mis
10) Man of No Importance
11) Carousel
12) The Last 5 Years
13) A New Brain
14) Taboo
15) A Chorus Line
16) Company
17) Ragetime
1 Parade
19) Kiss of the Spiderwoman
20) Pirates of Penzance
21) The Most Happy Fella
22) Titanic
23) Sunday in the Park with George
24) Into the Woods
25) Avenue Q
26) Spelling Bee
27) Spring Awakening
2 Elegies
29) Sweeney Todd
30) Oklahoma
31) The Who's Tommy
32) Man of La Mancha
33) Jesus Christ Superstar
34) Guys & Dolls
35) Dreamgirls
36) Five Guys Named Moe
37) Pippin
3 La Cage Aux Follies
39) 1776
40) Follies
41) Scarlett Pimpernell
42) Oliver
43) The Full Monty
44) Songs of a New World
45) Bat Boy
46) Gpsy
47) The Baker's Wife
4 Hedwig
49) [tite of show]
50) Once on this Island
After #30sih, they are no particular order.
Pippin
Broadway Legend
joined:8/3/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:12pm
1-49: ThE WeDdING SinGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50: BrKlyn
"I'm an American, Damnit!!! And if it's three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math."
Mandi Moo
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:16pm
It's BKLYN! Get it right! Gosh.
Pippin
Broadway Legend
joined:8/3/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:23pm
"I'm an American, Damnit!!! And if it's three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math."
BDavis0092
Broadway Star
joined:7/24/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:27pm
1-50. That's quite a list to put together. I'll give my top 10

1. Les Miserables
2. Spring Awakening
3.The Drowsy Chaperone
4. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
5. Company
6. Hairspray
7. Little Shop
8. Phantom
9. Wicked
10. West Side Story
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Mark_E
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 04:32pm
I'll include movies because I havent seen anywhere near 50 shows.

1. Avenue Q
2. Blood Brothers
3. Rent (Film)
4. Little shop of horrors (Film)
5. Wicked
6. Chicago
7. We Will Rock You
8. Starlight Express
9. Phantom
10. Mary Poppins
11. Thoroughly Modern Millie (Been in amateur production)
12. Joseph
13. Fame
14. Grease (Film)
15. West Side Story (Film)
16. Chitty
17. Scrooge
18. Cats
19. Oliver (Film)
20. Guys and Dolls
21. Cabaret (Film)

Well, thats all ive seen.
Soon to see -
(On Tour)
Footloose
42nd Street
The Producers

(London)
The sound of music
Lion King
Mamma Mia
Little shop of horrors

Im thinking most of these will be pretty high on the list, All shows 17-21 I didn't like very much at all.
2012 Shows!
The Railway Children, The Lion In Winter, The Comedy of Errors, Richard II, Pippin, The Ladykillers, Absent Friends, Shrek, Masterclass, Jersey Boys Rock Of Ages, Legally Blonde, Hay Fever, Singin' in the Rain, Abigail's Party, What the Butler Saw, Ragtime. [Booked] London Road, The Last of the Haussmans.
Weez
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 05:23pm
Do you know how long it took me to get together my list of my top 10 cast recordings? CAST RECORDINGS. No movie soundtracks allowed. And shows that are brilliant but don't have amazing cast recordings didn't make it. And some shows that aren't that great but have brilliant cast recordings are right there. And I included shows I haven't seen because I was judging solely on cast recordings. And it was only ten.

I can honestly say it would take me at least two years to work out my definitive list of my top fifty favourite musicals, and even that's only if I start RIGHT NOW. O_O
Updated On: 4/29/07 at 05:23 PM
dancingthrulife04
Broadway Legend
joined:10/15/04
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 06:14pm
"Ragetime" - Is that some kind of RAGTIME spinoff about angry people?
http://www.beintheheights.com/katnicole1 (Please click and help me win!) I chose, and my world was shaken- So what?
The choice may have been mistaken, The choosing was not...
"Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life." - Lin-Manuel Miranda
"And when Idina Menzel is singing, I'm always slightly worried that her teeth are going to jump out of her mouth and chase me." - Schmerg_the_Impaler
Weez
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 06:33pm
Oooooh! I'd been looking for a good title for my as-yet unwritten musical about working in a bookshop; I reckon RAGETIME could be it!
purpleprince101
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 08:32pm
Not 50 but.... Not really in order

1)Les Miserables
2)Guys and Dolls
3)The wiz
4)Hairspray
5) Kiss of the Spider Women
6)Into the Woods
7) Dreamgirls
8} Sweeney Todd
9) The Phantom of The Opera
10) Little Shop of Horrors
11) Beauty and the beast
12)Chicago
13) Color Purple
14) Mary Poppins
15) Annie Get Your Gun
16) Aida
17) Gypsy
18} Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
19)Thoroughly Modern Millie
20)Footloose
BroadwaySinger2
Leading Actor
joined:4/12/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 08:38pm
-The Sound of Music
-Company
-The Pajama Game
-The Light in the Piazza
-Sunday in the Park With George
-Mame
-Anything Goes
-A Chorus Line
-Les Miserables
-Chicago
AnnaK<3LMIP
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 08:44pm
-Les Miserables
-Ragtime
-Miss Saigon
-The Light in the Piazza
-The Scarlet Pimpernel
-My Fair Lady
-Sunday in the Park with George
-Man of La Mancha
-Assassins
-Once on This Island
-The Sound of Music
-Urinetown



pssst. It's Scarlet Pimpernel. Not Scarlett Pimpernell. It's not that big of a deal..but it is. And by Falettos, do you mena Falsettos?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
SeanMartin
Broadway Legend
joined:9/4/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 10:33pm
50???

All we need is one list, because it's gonna wind up carbon copied for everone else. You're not exactly making the paramteres all that narrow.
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VonTussleGirl
Broadway Legend
joined:1/2/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 4/29/07 at 10:43pm
I don't even LIKE 50 musicals.
That's the sorrowful precis. It's very messy.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/5/07 at 10:33pm
Dreamgirls is at the top of my list with Parade at number 2. When I can think up a list, I'll be back.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
nathanlaneismyhero
Chorus Member
joined:4/16/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/6/07 at 03:00am
50 is a lot, so I will just name a few"

The Producers
Fiddler on the Roof
Kiss Me Kate
The Music Man
Guys and Dolls
Funny Thing
Chicago
Rent
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Cabaret
The Sound of Music
Wicked
The Last Five Years
Hairspray
Avenue Q
South Pacific
Hold me touch me, Hold me touch me... Kiss me feel me, Yank me spank me, Suck me fu... ah! Hold me touch me!
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/6/07 at 09:27am
I can only name my top 10.

Chicago
Follies
Carousel
Sweeney Todd
The Light in the Piazza
Sunday in the Park with George
Nine
Gypsy
The Most Happy Fella
Mame

(Honorable Mention- South Pacific.)
catstagestud
Broadway Star
joined:2/27/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/6/07 at 01:53pm
This is hard...here's my top 15.

1. Aida
2. Bare
3. Hairspray
4. The Last 5 Years
5. The Light in the Piazza
6. City of Angels
7. Dreamgirls
8. Cabaret
9. The Color Purple
10.john & jen
11.Nine
12.Big River
13.Sunday in the Park with George
14.Sweeney Todd
15.Company

Cheers,

Christopher
www.christopherviolett.com
cstringdemon
Swing
joined:3/15/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/7/07 at 01:27pm
I dont know if I can put 50 in a row lol. I dont know if I have seen 50 different musicals, but the ones I havent seen I have listened to the recording and read the script of the most part

1. Bright Lights, Big City
2. Spring Awakening
3. Bare a Pop Opera
4. [title of show]
5. The Light in the Piazza
6. ...Spelling Bee
7. Rent
8. Gypsy
9. Wicked
10. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
11. Fame
12. Avenue Q
13. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
14. Grey Gardens
15. The Wedding Singer

These are my top 15
cat4554
Swing
joined:5/7/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/7/07 at 04:44pm
1960/ 1961 Camelot - my first play, I was 7 years old and it is still my all time favorite. Same year Sound of Music.
Then I would have to say West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera,
King and I, Evita, Momma Mia, Gypsy, Annie, Oliver, Cats and although I never saw it on Broadway but elsewhere, Brigadoon.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 01:12pm
I officially can't do a list like this. All I know is that my top 3 are Dreamgirls, Parade, and Assassins.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
raphael06
Leading Actor
joined:1/8/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 01:30pm
50! Wow. Congrats on such an accomplishment:

Some of mine (after #1, they are in no particular order):

1. Cabaret
2. Godspell
3. Phantom of the Opera
4. Evita
5. Jesus Christ Superstar
6. Into the Woods
7. Company
8. Sunday in the Park With George
9. Chicago
10. Wicked
11. Rent
12. West Side Story
13. Titanic
14. A New Brain
15. The Light in the Piazza
16. Nine
17. The Lion King
18. Mamma Mia
19. Joseph and...
20. The Last 5 Years
"I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken. The choosing was not."-Sunday in the Park with George
Tom148502
Featured Actor
joined:5/21/07
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 01:44pm
The first show I saw on in NYC was MISS LIBERTY in 1949. The last was IN THE HEIGHTS. Neither would be in the top 50, if I had a top 50 list. However, I don't like to choose favorites among musicals any more than I do among my children
avab802
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 02:29pm
I don't even think I could name 50 musicals in general, let alone 50 musicals that I've seen. I'll name my top... however many I can think of that I really love.

1. Ragtime
2. Cabaret
3. RENT

That's it. There are many other shows that I like, even love, but those 3 are the top of the top that immediately come to mind. To name a 4th I'd have to think about it, which means it's not in the same league.
RentHead2
Leading Actor
joined:6/28/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 02:40pm
This is a toughy but I will give it the old college try, and I am only going to do 10:

1. The Last 5 Years
2. The Wedding Singer
3. High Fidelity
4. Rent
5. The Great American Trailor Park Musical
6. Bright Lights, Big City
7. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
8. The Full Monty
9. Grey Gardens
10. Rosalind Russell's version of Gypsy

Runner Up: EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL

Sorry its very updated list, but its what I listen to the most on the go -
I made a list of all your faults, it was quite detailed and lengthy too and when I read it through I missed you. Your like a classic Eagles song, you just cant help but sing along even though it sometimes gets annoying too. I just know I want to be wherever I can wake and see you there next to me. **High Fidelity** Love is what I do **The Wedding Singer** Xanadu - Best NEW Musical of the Season!
americanboy99
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/06
re: Your Top 50 Favorite Musicals
Posted: 5/24/07 at 03:12pm
In no particular order:

1. GYPSY
2. GREY GARDENS
3. HAIRSPRAY
4. WICKED
5. THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
6. SPRING AWAKENING
7. RENT
8. WICKED
9. SPAMALOT
10. YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
11. WONDERFUL TOWN
12. THE WEDDING SINGER
13. 42ND STREET
14. A CHORUS LINE
15. AIDA
16. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
17. MARY POPPINS
18. ANNIE
19. CATS
20. COMPANY
21. CHICAGO
22. EVITA
23. FAME BECOMES ME
24. FUNNY GIRL
25. HELLO, DOLLY!
26. INTO THE WOODS
27. FOLLIES
28. ASSASSINS
29. KISS ME KATE
30. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
31. LES MISERABLES
32. MAN OF LA MANCHA
33. DREAMGIRLS
34. OKLAHOMA!
35. SWEENEY TODD
36. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
37. THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
38. ZANNA, DON'T
39. MY FAIR LADY
40. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
41. CABARET
42. RAGTIME
43. THE PRODUCERS
44. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
45. MAMMA MIA!
46. THE LION KING
47. THE PAJAMA GAME
48. WEST SIDE STORY
49. OLIVER!
50. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
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