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Musicals on DVD
Posted by racerchiquita76m 2004-06-06 20:46:26


To bide my time during commercial, I thought I'd ask your opinions of what musicals are best on dvd. With things winding down at school, I'd like to show a musical. So, what do you think could enthrall the attention of a class of seventh and eighth graders?

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by on1ystarinthesky 2004-06-06 21:50:31


Well, Little Shop of Horrors is a movie musical that was able to hold the attention of the eighth graders at my school. And if it works for my school, it'll work for anyone.

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2004-06-06 22:15:08


CATS!!!!

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by Matt_G 2004-06-07 03:20:19


Well, considering the idiots in charge have only seen fit to release about 5 broadway shows on vhs/dvd (not including those concerts) you have

CATS
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
SWEEENEY TODD
INTO THE WOODS
JOSEPH...
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

and maybe one or two more to choose from. God forbid they make an obscene amount of money by releasing their stuff for the public to see so that they can have great quality PROFESSIONAL versions of their shows. God forbid, I tell you!

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by Mr Roxy 2004-06-07 05:55:13


You forgot Hasselhoff's Jekyll & Hyde

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by redhotinnyc2 2004-06-07 11:47:37


Who's attention would THAT hold? (David Hasslehoff in anything, let alone Heckle and Jeckle...LOL)

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by Matt_G 2004-06-07 11:55:33


That was a great dvd! I loved seeing Hasselfoff running across the stage in slow motion with his surfboard. "LUUUUUUCCCYYYYYY!"

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by CapnHook 2004-06-07 21:16:37


PETER PAN is also on DVD. Not sure if it would uphold interest, though.

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by MusicMan 2004-06-07 22:36:35


No matter what, don't underestimate your kids. See how they respond to the wit of Rex Harrison and the warmth of Audrey Hepburn in MY FAIR LADY...
...or if the spiritual themes aren't an issue, how about the StoryTheatre aspects of GODSPELL...
...or the rustic hijinks (and political incorrectness) of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS...
...or the cross-cultural glories of THE KING AND I...
...or the fashion, style and sheer fun of FUNNY FACE...
...or the fantasy of MARY POPPINS...
...or the not-really-a-musical-but-deals-with-the-gestalt of CAMP
...and, finally, if you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel, there's always...
...FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY...

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by ~FloweryFriend~ 2004-06-08 03:02:19


My three favorites have not been mentioned!
  1. Grease
  2. Bye, Bye Birdie!
  3. The Music Man


I assume that they're on DVD, but I don't actually know. Perhaps that's why they haven't been mentioned?

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by racerchiquita76m 2004-06-08 05:36:46


From Justin to Kelly...how funny! Thanks for the ideas, everyone!

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by son_of_a_gunn_25 2004-06-08 11:35:52


How about Newsies? My old high school choir director said it kept the eighth grade choir quiet for a couple days.

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by chinkie azn jai 2004-06-08 12:47:13


dont forget Kiss Me Kate. Thats a great dvd with rachael York.

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by ~FloweryFriend~ 2004-06-08 13:18:29


The Fantasticks

re: Musicals on DVD
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2004-06-08 20:05:11


Ooo... the CATHY RIGBY PETER PAN is awesome for any age group.