Musicals most people hated, but you liked

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Musicals most people hated, but you liked#1
Posted: 5/20/19 at 11:59am
This has probably been done before but im always curious. For me, I was probably in the 1% that actually had a good time at In Transit lol
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:02pm

I loved Head Over Heels

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:09pm

Man oh man, Jekyll and Hyde is what gets me. It really isn't very well done and so many people despise it, but it's just so much fun to watch haha!

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:10pm

Call me crazy, but I really enjoyed Leap of Faith.

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:14pm

I genuinely enjoyed Alice by Heart. I get the issues, but I thought the metaphor of war = down the rabbit hole into Wonderland worked well. Looking forward to the cast album.

Also, I will defend Head Over Heels with my dying breath.

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:20pm
Head Over Heels was a lot of fun. I feel most people that actually saw it enjoyed it.

I love Bonnie and Clyde and was pretty flabbergasted at the time why it got such horrid reviews. Watching as an adult, it definitely isn’t perfect but I don’t get the hate.
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:20pm
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:21pm
Bat Out of Hell
We Will Rock You
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:23pm
Ghost
and to a lesser extent, Rocky
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:31pm
Amélie, anyone?
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:41pm

I really liked Brooklyn. The score was fun and the cast sang the hell out of it. The story is utter nonsense and that's fine by me. I remember the review that said you can't leave the theater whistling the costumes, but I remember quite a few of those tunes and have used them with students for years. Now that the rights are available, I'm working on convincing people to try stage the show in my area. I'd love the music direct that score.

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:45pm

I really enjoyed Memphis. I know it won best musical so it may not belong here but I don't ever hear anyone on here mentioning the show and if they do its rarely positive. Wonderful score, upbeat choreography, nice story, really enjoyed it! 

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:47pm
I loved Groundhog Day
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:51pm

There are probably too many to name but what first comes to mind is The Addams Family. No it certainly was far from perfect but I found much of it enjoyable especially when Roger Reese took over.

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:51pm

A Bronx Tale
All Shook Up

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:57pm
Carousel revival last year
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:59pm
Honeymoon in Vegas & King Kong!
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:02pm

I really liked Finding Neverland.

It was my first ever Broadway musical I saw so it gets the nostalgia boost but I still listen to the OBCR every now and then. Although I saw it with Tony Yazbek and much preferred him to Matthew Morrison and his weird accent on the recording.

I also enjoy The Cher Show for a fun time. Yes, I know the book is a bit of a mess but I still love it for what it is haha. And I didn't know much about Cher's story or many of her songs going in so I actually learned some stuff and found some new Cher songs I liked. TBH, I enjoyed it way more than Beetlejuice (left at intermission) and Be More Chill this season. Don't @ me (haha), but sometimes I wonder if more female-centric fluff musicals/shows get more hate than they deserve, especially compared to more male-centric/less-feminine fluff musicals. But what do I know? 

 

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:11pm

KathyNYC2 said: "There are probably too many to name but what first comes to mind is The Addams Family. No it certainly was far fromperfect but I found much of it enjoyable especially when Roger Reese took over."

I also enjoyed the Addams Family with Rees but Brooke Shields is a different story...

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:29pm

Beetlejuice

Seussical The Musical

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:34pm

DiscoCrows said: "Amélie, anyone?"

 

Me! I can totally see why it didn't have wide appeal, but I thought it was adorable and quirky, and I listen to the music often.

 

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:38pm

Ghost the Musical

If/Then

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:52pm
Amelie, In Transit, and Head Over Heels. Though "most people" and "hated" might be hyperbolic.
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Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:54pm

Jane Eyre

Starlight Express

Carousel revival from last year

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Musicals most people hated, but you liked#25
Posted: 5/20/19 at 2:10pm

I had a great time at Bullets Over Broadway and then was rather confused when the reviews came trickling in.