movies you wish they would make into musicals

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i would personally like to see tim burton's the nightm,are before christmas on stage.
what about everyone else?
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<------------------------------ Oops...already happening re: movies you wish they would make into musicals

But...other than that. I'd love to see "Moonstruck" done.
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The Princess Bride
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I agree with trick it would be great
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Showgirls.
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I'll see your Showgirls and raise you The Crying Game.
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"The Princess Bride"

A high school near me made it into a play last year. It was really good. Inigo Montoya or Westley was played by a girl. She was exceptionally good.
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My cousin told me a couple of days ago that she wished that 'Cry Baby' would be on Broadway. You know, that movie with Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder?

That kind of frightened me.
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"Cry Baby" would be TERRIBLE on Broadway!!! I think they should take something completely random, like, "Father of the Bride" and make it into a musical...just so that people will rip their eyes out with frustration.
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Hate to break it to you guys...
Brokaw to direct CRY BABY musical
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wow.. that was ironic. lol. I personally would like to see moulin rouge get to broadway. That is already a musical but it would be amazing to see live. I also had the out of nowhere thought that the movie Step Mom would make a good musical lol.
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"Mean Girls" the musical!
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disney's mulan would be kind of interesting. sort of like an asian Aida perhaps

moulin rouge would be fantastic too
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Honestly? None really. I prefer to see things I don't already know when I see stage productions. Of course there have been movies made into musicals that I've liked but as a general thing I prefer musicals to not be movies adapted for the stage.
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How funny...I was just talking to someone today about the Pricess Bride as a musical. We started making up songs to it. Such as "As You Wish" or "I'm Not a Witch, I'm your Wife." Spooky....
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I second Mulan, I wish Lea would come back to way and do it.
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I think Disney's Hercules would be a fun show... I could totally see Nathan or Harvey as Hades. As for Hercules, Matt Morrison? Oh! Or what about Tom Hewitt as Hades? that would be fun...
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I think Moulin Rouge if it had an enormous Ragtime sized cast would be quite good in the hands of a good talented director and choreographer. No Wayne Cilento please. (We're British)
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I've said this, and I'll always this, (sorry to the naysayers) that Batman should be on Broadway. I have heard one of the songs from this show (the Steinman project from 2001) and it's absolutely heartbreaking. It's pssibly, out of a thousand musicals (literally) I have come into knowledge of, one of the greatest highlights of all. The idea itself... particularly the Burton version... is just crying out to be done in the theatre.

The Gotham City environment, its portrayal of New York, and the larger-than-life characters: the gothic operatic Batman, the tour de force role of the Joker, the slinking Catwoman in the style of Lotte Lenya (very Brechtian and Kurt Weill), the grmacing Penguin, Robin, you name it. It just lends perfectly to the artform for the location alone: about a caped crime-fightrer in a mythical dimension of New York City. And then add the over-the-top music of Jim Steinman: which would have served it so well... it would have been really something. Batman in general, the original 30s concept (and the Burton movies), would make a compelling, fascinating, tour-de-force Broadway musical. It would be a like a big funny combination of My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera: with all the word-play and cleverness of the Joker, the rock opera (Gethsemane-style) of Batman, and the scope and the spectacle to match the insanity and 'largeness' of it all (Phantom-wise)

I really want to see this done... especially if Vampire Lestat succeeds. Perhaps Warner Bros. should then turn to this old flame: and see what happens. Dance of the Vampires was a flop, I know, but Steinman has had more success in his life that this shouldn't over-ride everything (and Lestat and Bat Out of Hell III could be the means of bringing this back: not to mention the overwhelming success of Batman Begins in general). Whatever the case, I want to see this: BADLY:

Other than that, and The Little Mermaid (a guilty pleasure), I think musicals should be a balance of everything: bring in the London invasion, the golden era, the Sondheim, the Disneyesque, and try and makeit full circle. Just don't over-balance eveyrhting with one big phase at the one time. Still, I want Batman! I want Batman! I want Batman!


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The Little Mermaid's already being turned into one, possibly for next season. Disney made an interesting decision with it - Doug Wright is the book-writer for it...
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I'd really like to see Paper Moon as a musical. I think it'd work really well. Plus, it already has a song to go with it. I agree completely with the Princess Bride and Mean Girls, and Clueless too maybe?
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An HS in my city did do The Nightmare Before Christmas on stage and I heard it was great, but I couldn't see it because my school play was on the exact same nights.

Anyway, I'd love to see "The Court Jester" turned into a stage musical. Do you think there is anyone who could equal Danny Kaye? I sure hope there is.
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I'm still intrigued to know the production aspects of The Little Mermaid. How is she going to "swim"?

And I could also see Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical... I pray for this one!
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Taboo- Wires? Lighting? With all the special effects they've come up with, I wouldn't think it would be too hard...