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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas

Timmer
Broadway Star
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Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:19am
We had some "great" ones the last time we did this thread. Unfortunately, it's disappeared from the site.

Here are some really awful (in a great way) ideas:

"Moose and Squirrel: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Musical" -- can you see Boris Badunov singing?

"Suffering Succotash: The Daffy Duck Musical"

"Mr. Ed: The Musical" Ad campign: You knew he talked, now he sings and dances. A real Broadway hoofer.

What are your "great" ideas?
LePetiteFromage
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/08

Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:23am
Updated On: 5/2/09 at 11:23 AM
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Dollypop
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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:23am
A musical version of MOOSE MURDERS.
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JohnPopa
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joined:6/16/03
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:24am
I've always wanted to see a musical version of 'Citizen Kane,' just so the ad campaign can say 'it's the CITIZEN KANE of musicals.'
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Roscoe
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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:31am
OH, GODFATHER! -- the classic gangster saga comes to Broadway. Score by Maury Yeston, directed by Tommy Tune, starring Raul Esparza as Michael Corleone. With the song "Don't Forget The Cannoli!"

HELLO, LULU! -- A new musical based on Wedekind's other play, scored by Jerry Herman. With the songs "Upon This Couch (My Father Bled To Death)", "The Jack The Ripper Polka."

BLUE VELVET -- David Lynch adapts his own classic film for the stage, with score by Angelo Badalamenti, choreography by Bill T. Jones. Christine Ebersole as Dorothy Vallens. Songs: "Joyride" "Daddy's Coming Home (All Over You)" "He Put His Disease In Me!!" and the showstopper "Baby Wants To F**k!!"

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Updated On: 7/11/08 at 11:31 AM
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:37am
"Armageddon: The Musical Experience"

It will completely change your world!
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Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:40am
I still like my idea for My Little Pony goes to Jurassic Park. :) And the dinosaurs have to sing too.
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Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:45am
No sh*t: In college, there was a kid who was working on a musical of THE EXORCIST. He even had gotten in touch with William Peter Blatty who was....all for it!
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:51am
That's pretty funny, Borstalboy.

Any more ideas?
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JohnPopa
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joined:6/16/03
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 11:55am
A composer friend and I wrote a musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' a few years back that did well locally. When people would ask what we were going to do next, I always said we're working on a musical version of 'The Creature From the Black Lagoon.' I was, of course, kidding.

Imagine my shock when I found out Universal is putting up a musical version of the Creature as we speak!
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Mattbrain
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joined:11/23/05
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:03pm
Gigli The Musical!
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:13pm
Two girls One cup. The Musical.
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A Fleur De Toi
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joined:4/20/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:38pm
Clinton or change: The musical
In Soviet Russia, Wicked hates you too!
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:48pm
Equus, Equus! featuring a score by Jerry Herman, book by Mark Medoff, and direction/choreography by Tommy Tune. Starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, of course (of course).
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My.Small.Apricot
Understudy
joined:6/14/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:48pm
I agree, Morsoco! Haha

Good Luck Chuck the Musical
Sicko (Michael Moore) the Musical
The Perks of being a Wallflower the Musical
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NDR
Leading Actor
joined:11/16/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:55pm
Jersey Girl: the Musical!

The Miracle Worker: the Musical! - can you imagine the choreography for Helen

Glitter: the Musical - starring a true Mariah Carey impersonator from Las Vegas

Hilton: the Musical - an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping gaggle of rich people tricks and antics set to the tunes of the late 90s and early aughts; Paris, Nikki, et. all.

Friends: the Musical - including the original theme song from the smash NBC hit of the same name

ESPN: the Musical - come one, come all, come out all ye athletes...

Roseanne: the Musical - Roseanne Barr stars as herself in a show about herself doing a show about herself


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toanythingtaboo 2
Broadway Star
joined:6/4/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:57pm
Anyone see 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'?

Well, that Dracula puppett musical is CRYING OUT to be made.


On another note,

The worst possible idea would be if those Scary Movie/Date Movie/Epic Movie/Disaster Movie/Superhero Movie....ever decide to make "MUSICAL MOVIE".

Ugh.
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gypsy4
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joined:8/14/07
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 12:57pm
gimore girls The musical although it could be cute.
LePetiteFromage
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joined:1/19/08

Posted: 7/11/08 at 01:01pm
Updated On: 5/2/09 at 01:01 PM
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toanythingtaboo 2
Broadway Star
joined:6/4/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 01:14pm
Shaun of the Dead; A Gorey New Musical.

Actually, thats such a bad idea that it has the potential to be awesome!

The scene where they beat the zombies with baseball bats to the music of 'Don't Stop Me Now' would work amazingly on stage.
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 01:17pm
Given the topic, I think the addition of "The Musical" in every title is not only redundant, but simply uncreative, don't you think?
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
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JRybka
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joined:11/6/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 01:24pm
Vertically Challanged: The Midget Musical

songs include:
It's a Small World, Little Me, and other great classics about little and small things....
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Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 01:56pm
"Mockingbird Lane" (the musical version of The Munsters)
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ChecksintheMayo
Stand-by
joined:10/26/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 02:18pm
Adam Guettel's "Deliverance."
Henry Savage
Swing
joined:7/6/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 02:23pm
"It's Charles!" a rollicking bed room farce/murder mystery adapted from the 1988 masterpiece of horror cinema "Child's Play". Featuring the soon to be Broadway Standards "He's Small", "Don't Call Me Chucky" and "Toy Store Break Out"!
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 7/11/08 at 03:42pm
Strike!

It's not about bowling; it's a musical about last year's theatre strike.

After all, if we don't get a good show out of it, what good was it?
Updated On: 11/8/08 at 03:42 PM

 
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