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Strange Musical Ideas#1
Posted: 1/7/17 at 9:20pm

What have been some of your strangest ideas to musicalize?

one that I've been thinking about lately is Property Brothers: the musical starring the Guzman twins.

Updated On: 1/7/17 at 09:20 PM
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Strange Musical Ideas#2
Posted: 1/7/17 at 9:55pm

Don't give away your own ideas! 

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Strange Musical Ideas#3
Posted: 1/7/17 at 10:18pm

Not a musical, but I'm curious how a Schindler's List opera would go.

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Strange Musical Ideas#4
Posted: 1/7/17 at 10:18pm

Also, Dexter: The Opera

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Strange Musical Ideas#5
Posted: 1/7/17 at 11:41pm

Precious the play live on stage 

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Strange Musical Ideas#6
Posted: 1/8/17 at 12:52am

Hamilton: An American Musical. 

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 5:00am

Muicals about buildings and houses are fascinting to me.

I would love to see one about Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh mansion "Clayton."

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 5:15am

A musical about a serial killer barber whose accomplice bakes the victims into pies.

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 12:01pm

A group of astronauts on a mission to another galaxy travel through a tear in space into the afterlife, which is nauseatingly incomprehensible to them. Gradually, they trade any possibility of returning home for a chance to obtain closure with loved ones others who have passed. They must find a way to deal with their surreal new home, and come to terms with the fact that the afterlife, in its confusion, can offer nothing to them but the pain of knowing they can never know.

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 12:11pm

^sounds like interstellar, now that would make a great musical.

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Strange Musical Ideas#11
Posted: 1/8/17 at 12:14pm

I still think that Dale Wasserman's script of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest would lend itself very well to musicalization.  I could see it being a chamber musical.

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 1:32pm

Honestly for a long time I've felt that the Spike Lee film Bamboozled would make an interesting - and controversial - stage musical.

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Strange Musical Ideas#13
Posted: 1/8/17 at 1:35pm

A musical about the life of Beethoven that contains no Beethoven music at all.

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 3:27pm

A musical about a man who, one day, goes to the bathroom and finds himself unable to stop. His situation becomes a family problem, then a media circus, then a scientific phenomenon as he urinates endlessly, the years passing, society shifting, civilization crumbling. In act two, he attempts to forge a connection with an alien who visits him regularly in the cosmic museum he's been installed in, while dealing with a small but fierce cult who believe him to be a messiah.

 

edit: the title would be a no-brainer: "Pee! The Musical!"

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 3:39pm

They made a musical about Hamilton and it was a huge success. So why not a musical about the other two members of the group, Joe Frank and Reynolds? That would be amazing.

Another idea. Remember that great movie Honeymoon In Vegas? Wouldn't that make a terrific musical? A guaranteed hit especially if they got someone like Tony Danza to do it, though he's far too famous and successful. Doubt he'd even consider it. They'd be printing money for years if they ever got him.

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Strange Musical Ideas#16
Posted: 1/8/17 at 3:46pm

I've always kind of wanted to see a prequel to Rent, because I think the back story is actually more interesting than the current story: Roger, Mark, Maureen, Collins, and Benny all living together, Mark and Maureen dating (talk about odd couples!), Benny marrying Allison and going from Bohemian to rich asshole, April's suicide, etc. It could start with Mark moving into the loft and realizing what a bunch of f'ed up people he's living with, and starting a relationship with Maureen. I don't know what it would be called, though. Security Deposit? Lease with an Option to Buy? I'll work on it.

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Posted: 1/8/17 at 5:46pm

I've always wanted to see a musical version of the film "Dogtooth." It's one of the most bizarre and uncomfortable films I've ever seen and nailing down the right tone would be super tricky, but I think the material has some musical promise. 

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Strange Musical Ideas#18
Posted: 1/8/17 at 6:51pm

I want to see Pleasantville as a musical 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 4:23pm

I'd like to see The Apprentice: The Musical that was announced back in 2005. It could be hysterical.

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Strange Musical Ideas#20
Posted: 1/9/17 at 4:28pm

Charley Kringas Inc said: "A musical about the life of Beethoven that contains no Beethoven music at all."

wasn't there a recent musical about Mozart that used no music of Mozart? in Austria or Germany or something

"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."
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Strange Musical Ideas#21
Posted: 12/15/17 at 5:06pm
A musical about the Chicago Colombian expidition written by Pasek&Paul and Dave Malloy.
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Strange Musical Ideas#22
Posted: 12/15/17 at 7:48pm
The 1893 Chicago Columbian EXPOSITION.
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Strange Musical Ideas#23
Posted: 12/15/17 at 7:57pm

A musical about a little sh!t who lies and then uses the veiled white boy excuse of, "I have anxiety" to try to get us, the audience, to sympathize. 

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Strange Musical Ideas#24
Posted: 12/15/17 at 7:57pm

Call_me_jorge said: "A musical about the Chicago Colombian expidition written by Pasek&Paul and Dave Malloy."

There's popular source material for such a show: Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City."

 

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Strange Musical Ideas#25
Posted: 12/15/17 at 9:01pm

Sondheimite said: "A musical about a little sh!t who lies and then uses the veiled white boy excuse of, "I have anxiety" to try to get us, the audience, to sympathize."

It's a little alarming to me how easily you brush off anxiety, which is a legitimate mental illness.  It just goes to show how society still doesn't take mental illness seriously.  It's still viewed as an "excuse."

Anyways, there are some really inspired ideas on here.  I think the Trump presidency and the right wing party would make for a brilliant 1930's, old fashioned musical comedy filled with pastiche songs.  It would be great political satire. You could call it "Of Me I Sing!" and it could star Alec Baldwin and Laura Benanti.

 

Updated On: 12/15/17 at 09:01 PM