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Taylor Swift Musical?

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Taylor Swift Musical?#1
Posted: 11/25/19 at 12:41pm

Most of her songs are story driven anyway so it could make for a good book and from a marketing perspective Taylor Swift fans would come in droves.

What do you guys think?

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Taylor Swift Musical?#2
Posted: 11/25/19 at 12:44pm
Do I want it? No.

Is it bound to happen? Absolutely. Especially if she has an interesting behind the scenes life. Her recent drama with her music rights and the Carlyle Group has been interesting.
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Taylor Swift Musical?#3
Posted: 11/25/19 at 1:37pm

It doesn't have to be about her life. A musical about a woman's many failed relationships.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#4
Posted: 11/25/19 at 2:05pm

"Beautiful Ghosts" isn't bad enough?

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Taylor Swift Musical?#5
Posted: 11/25/19 at 2:18pm

Oh god. Please no.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#6
Posted: 11/25/19 at 2:27pm

To make it a comedy/parody it should only be based off her last 2 albums. 

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Taylor Swift Musical?#7
Posted: 11/25/19 at 2:34pm

While she has a way with a hook, I find her lyrics for the most part are wholly self-centered, with no part of any blame for any of these failed relationships. So I can't imagine anything remotely deep of a musical. 



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Taylor Swift Musical?#8
Posted: 11/25/19 at 2:54pm

everythingtaboo said: "While she has a way with a hook, I find her lyrics for the most part are wholly self-centered, with no part of any blame for any of these failed relationships. So I can't imagine anything remotely deep of a musical."

Ya this has always been my issue with her in all seriousness. I feel there are other artists out there who recognize their own faults, or at least acknowledge them. Adele is one of the best at this. You can fully blame the other person while being involved, too. But  "You'll never find another lover like me" is just a turn off, personally. Not just because I'm gay either. 

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Taylor Swift Musical?#9
Posted: 11/25/19 at 3:40pm

Shoot me dead if this happens

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Taylor Swift Musical?#10
Posted: 11/25/19 at 3:49pm

I'd rather hear a completely original score from her.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#11
Posted: 11/25/19 at 3:55pm

I think it could happen. Probably as a cheesy one with a superficial plot about relationship drama. I'd rather see Taylor compose her own musical with a completely original score/plot, though. I'm not sure if she's a great playwright, but I do think she's amazing at writing songs - even if the themes of her music can get repetitive, i can't deny her talent.

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Posted: 11/25/19 at 4:15pm

If First Date hadn't already taken the concept, I think Taylor Swift would be really great at writing that type of musical.If there is one thing she is great at lyrically it is finding a poetic/relatable way to explain the the stages of love. Do I see her writing a big budget musical adaptation/comedy, probably not. I do see her writing something more along the lines of Tom Kit and Brian Yorkey, Jason Robert Brown, or Dave Malloy, smaller character driven musicals. I would of thrown Jeanine Tesori in there, but she's capable of writing both big and small scale pieces. 

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Taylor Swift Musical?#13
Posted: 11/25/19 at 5:34pm
If she wants to, she will. She’s quite talented in crafting stories and working metaphors into her work. All Too Well, Haunted, Daylight, and Death By A Thousand Cuts show some of her skills that I think would transfer.
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Taylor Swift Musical?#14
Posted: 11/25/19 at 5:39pm

Does anybody else remember an unlicensed Swift musical production that was live-streamed some years back, or did I hallucinate that?

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Taylor Swift Musical?#15
Posted: 11/26/19 at 3:58pm

Mike Barrett said: "everythingtaboo said: "While she has a way with a hook, I find her lyrics for the most part are wholly self-centered, with no part of any blame for any of these failed relationships. So I can't imagine anything remotely deep of a musical."

Ya this has always been my issue with her in all seriousness. I feel there are other artists out there who recognize their own faults, or at least acknowledge them. Adele is one of the best at this. You can fully blame the other person while being involved, too. But "You'll never find another lover like me" is just a turn off, personally. Not just because I'm gay either.
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Back to December and Getaway Car are two examples of where she takes the blame.

Most of the general public's opinions are formed by the false narratives of what the media portrays her to be when it's a slow news day.  She is an excellent lyricist. If your willing to have such strong opinions, dig a little deeper into her catalog before arriving at conclusions.

I am obviously a fan of Swift. She has 15 years and 7 albums under her belt. She just won Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards this past weekend, and is the most awarded artist in AMA history. Her latest tour was the highest grossing tour in US history. She is the only artist in history to open with over 1 Million is sales in the opening week for 4 consecutive albums in a row.

Don't diminish her artistic integrity just because you think songs like Shake It Off are what define her as a whole, along with with the worn out opinion that she only writes about her exes. What artist doesn't write about past relationships?

*And scene.*

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Posted: 11/26/19 at 5:30pm

Excellently put, B.JAMES! She's a fantastic songwriter. And I, personally, believe that her performance strength has gotten much, much better these past few years. I was blown away by her "Reputation" tour. Her songs would fit wonderfully into a musical!

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Taylor Swift Musical?#17
Posted: 11/26/19 at 6:46pm

ChildofEarth said: "If she wants to, she will. She’s quite talented in crafting stories and working metaphors into her work. All Too Well, Haunted, Daylight, and Death By A Thousand Cuts show some of her skills that I think would transfer."

Thank you. Agreed.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#18
Posted: 11/26/19 at 10:25pm
I would love to see a Taylor Swift musical, but I’d rather see an original one she wrote, in the vein of Waitress. Her songs are so much about reflecting on the past and they’re great and tell wonderful stories, but most of them don’t have the in-the-moment feel that great theatre songs have.
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Taylor Swift Musical?#19
Posted: 11/27/19 at 7:26am

Maybe if it wasn't a bio-musical.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#20
Posted: 11/27/19 at 9:27am

I would at this stage in her life rather have her write a new musical than have a musical about her life story.

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Taylor Swift Musical?#21
Posted: 11/30/19 at 8:45pm

They can do it in the same way Mamma Mia! was made, with an original story. 

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Taylor Swift Musical?#22
Posted: 11/30/19 at 9:19pm

I'm a fan of hers so I'm biased. Do I want it? No. Would I see it? Probably.

I agree that she might have an original score in her (though you'd have to get her away from Jack Antonoff and maybe Max Martin). I don't think it would come as naturally as Waitress did to Sara Bareilles but if she really tried, I think her songwriting is stronger than most people give her credit for. I think she'd have to work with an interesting composer because her own music tends to be in a very limited vocal range. I remember looking at the sheet music for one of her early songs and it was like a variation of 3 notes.

Off the top of my head, I think it's tricky that so many of her songs are in second person (addressed to "you"Taylor Swift Musical?. Also, even the more vague songs like "I Did Something Bad" or "Mean" tend to have too many specific details to worked well if forced into a plot. Say what you will about Mamma Mia or even Bat Out of Hell but the lyrics/songs were for the most part general enough that they could function as the plot demanded. 

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Taylor Swift Musical?#23
Posted: 12/1/19 at 4:51am
I think it might work if it focuses on her relationship(s) with one or two or her live interests. After all, there’s a pantheon to choose from.
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Taylor Swift Musical?#24
Posted: 12/1/19 at 5:35am

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