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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas

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NYC_or_Bust
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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 8/4/08 at 03:42pm
The Amityville Horror Show
I adore the black band holding on the Phantom's mask. ~ Jenna2
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 9/18/08 at 12:47pm
I love these. Keep them coming!

"Bozo" (the musical about a clown.)
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 9/18/08 at 12:59pm
"We had some "great" ones the last time we did this thread."

Including someone's suggestion of "Fantasy Island". But that poster couldn't figure out how to do the landing. I suggested that you have them land offstage and trundle onstage with bags in hand.
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luke-h***
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joined:4/4/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 9/18/08 at 01:06pm
Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Musical!
Starring Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa as the Aunts

Black Sheep the Musical
Would require theatrical puppetry to the extreme! lol!

However, I'd love to see a Musical of the Sex and the City movie, and School of Rock lol!
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Schmerg_The_Impaler
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joined:8/31/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 9/18/08 at 04:08pm
Last summer, my friend and I wrote "Macbeth: The Musical Comedy." The songs were parodies of numbers from Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors. It was pretty terrible.

RENT was a very poignant show that made use of AIDS in the storyline. How about "Oh, Ebola! A New Musical Adventure?"

Madame No-- I actually had a nightmare a few weeks ago that they closed Spamalot for "Twilight: The Musical."
In my pants, she has burst like the music of angels, the light of the sun! --Marius Pantsmercy
notabb
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 9/18/08 at 04:14pm
Whe I was in high school I wrote the senior class musical. It was an adaption of Nevile Shutes novel ON THE BEACH ( which is about the world dying off after a nuclear war) The last 3 scenes were the deaths of all the main characters. I called it CRY OF THE DAWN ( I should have called it CRY FOR THE AUDIENCE) Howard Ashmans sister Sara was one of the leads. I often wonder if Howard saw it and how he reacted.
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 01:00am
"The Godfather" (We're gonna offer you a show you can't refuse.)

"Mosquitoes"
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geekgirl06
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joined:11/9/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 05:17am
A musical based on any Nicholas Sparks novels... well, after they run out of films to make, they're going to need to turn to the stage obviously!

Indiana Jones and the Pit of a Thousand Orchestras: A Musical Adventure
Dancing through life... For the next ten minutes
ythcbroadway
Chorus Member
joined:10/7/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 12:15pm
The Pursuit of Happyness: The Musical
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 12:34pm
I love these! Let's keep this rolling!

Updated On: 8/17/14 at 12:34 PM
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SporkGoddess
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joined:7/27/05
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 12:47pm
The Investiture Controversy: The Musical

Henry's heart-wrenching ballad seeking forgiveness from the Pope would be so touching.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 01:06pm
"Last summer, my friend and I wrote 'Macbeth: The Musical Comedy.'"

Sounds really fun! I recently wrote a parody of "Julius Caesar" -- nonmusical, but fun. (You'd love the alternate title: "The Assassination of Caesar As Performed by His Friends in the Roman Nobility Under the Direction of Brutus and Cassius."

If anyone can help get it on stage, I'm looking for any opportunity.

Do you know of a group called Shakespeare's Skum? They're based in the Washington-Baltimore area and they do brillinatly funny Shakespeare parodies. They're the "house" troupe at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. They've played in New York and many other places. If you ever get a chance to see them, do so.
UnderTheHill
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joined:10/1/07
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 01:38pm
From Justin To Kelly: The Musical, just cause there isn't enough American Idols on Broaday...
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 01:48pm
"The Investiture Controversy: The Musical"

Followed the next season by "Reformation". Luther gets to do a list song in which he sings all 95 Theses.
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LotteTBS138
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joined:9/30/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 02:18pm
>>>"Mr. Ed: The Musical" Ad campign: You knew he talked, now he sings and dances. A real Broadway hoofer. <<<

Maybe this can either replace Equus at the Broadhurst or play down the street from it???

i got one, an adaptation of a popular Charles Dickens novel!

NKOTB: The Musical or Hangin' Tough!(this would be 50xs better than Jersey Boys)
Saved by the Bell: The musical starring Mario Lopez as AC!

and liked previously mentioned, a pre/sequel to Phantom!

I once heard someone describe her (Ruthie Henshall) singing as sounding as though she's trying to swallow a whole meatball slightly larger than her windpipe. (The same person compared Michael Ball's singing to sounding as though he's sitting on a washing machine on spin cycle and Colm Wilkinson's to a man with a paralyzed lip trying to eat cottage cheese.) --- Schmerg_The_Impaler
Updated On: 10/9/08 at 02:18 PM
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 02:32pm
Glad you liked "Mr. Ed".

How about "Petticoat Junction"?
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JRybka
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joined:11/6/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 02:50pm
Achmed! The Dead Terrorist Musical

starring Peanut & Walter
with
Jeff Dunham as "Hand up my Ass Man"
and
Jalapeno...


...on a stick


With the classic "Jingle Bombs" as the big Act One Closer.
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Bwayidiot
Understudy
joined:10/5/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/9/08 at 06:34pm
A musical based on Fr. Damian and the leper colony titled ROT AWAY. The love song would be "Your hand in my hand although you're far away"

I know sick, sick, sick. Thought it up sitting in a dark closet.
Updated On: 10/10/08 at 06:34 PM
camncal
Stand-by
joined:12/20/07
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/10/08 at 04:21am
Catwoman: A Musical Based on the film
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/10/08 at 11:06am
"Plague: The Musical"
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dg22894
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joined:2/22/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/10/08 at 06:25pm
Sex in the City The Musical
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KathyGriffinLovesYou
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joined:9/19/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/10/08 at 06:32pm
House- The Musical

The Life of People in Wheelchairs

Sorry I'm watching the episode on usa now. He's in a wheelchair to prove Cutty that he needs a better parking space.
Timmer
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joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/11/08 at 01:14am
Hamlet: The Musical

(To sing or not to sing? That is the question.)
ameliapaige7
Swing
joined:10/11/08
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/11/08 at 06:06pm
uhh how about family guy or spiderman the musical?? yup. pretty terrible.
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/11/08 at 07:57pm
"Porky and Petunia"

(NOTE: This is not Porgy and Bess)

Includes "Petunia, You Is My Pork Chop Now" and the wonderful finale, "That's All, Folks!"
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Mr Roxy
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re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted: 10/11/08 at 10:25pm
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Leather Face - you got the cutest little leatherface
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