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new musical poll

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new musical poll#0
Posted: 1/2/06 at 3:46am
If you could see a musical about one of these topics which would you be most interested?

1. sort of like clue/and then there were none

2. highschool or musical production in high school

3. sort of like the breakfast Club

4. A Girl traveling through Europe via clues and missions sent to her through letters from her crazy artistic aunt. Once first task is completed then the next letter can be opened. Each letter holds a new destination and a new task. THe aunt left home a year ago and the letters lead to the answer of her disappearance.

5. Evil Queen from Snow White and Ugly Stepmother from Cinderella are cell mates in prison. They share stories of how they were the ones being victimized and the heroines of theses stories aren't as good as they seem
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re: new musical poll#1
Posted: 1/2/06 at 3:55am
There are tons of Whodunit plays, I'm not sure about musicals, the Clue idea could be cool, whodunits tend not to get old. How is the Breakfast Club different than a high school musical? Either of those would work, but it'd be hard not to make it cliche or demeaning to high schoolers, which is hard to do. The evil stepmother idea seems a little too close to Wicked to me. Just thoughts...are you writing a musical? Or just curious?
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re: new musical poll#2
Posted: 1/2/06 at 6:01am
I think that it would be very interesting to see a clue-type musical. The only thing that is remotely close IMO is The Woman in White, but that is just a secret. We need more thrillers like Sweeney and WIW on Broadway. It really is very entertaining.
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re: new musical poll#3
Posted: 1/2/06 at 6:06am
I like number four, but you must give the Aunt some onstage time too, It will only work if we love the Aunt.
I like number 5 too, as long as it isn't a Wicked copy.
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re: new musical poll#4
Posted: 1/2/06 at 10:09am
NUMBER 5 ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!
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re: new musical poll#5
Posted: 1/2/06 at 10:17am
personally im going for number four it woud have very inersting songs but i also see four as an adventure comendy type musical...
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re: new musical poll#6
Posted: 1/2/06 at 10:18am
I think that it would be very interesting to see a clue-type musical. The only thing that is remotely close IMO is The Woman in White, but that is just a secret.

Actually, I'd say there is one musical a little more like Clue than The Woman in White:

http://www.cluethemusical.com/
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re: new musical poll#7
Posted: 1/2/06 at 11:35am
A Girl traveling through Europe via clues and missions sent to her through letters from her crazy artistic aunt. Once first task is completed then the next letter can be opened. Each letter holds a new destination and a new task. THe aunt left home a year ago and the letters lead to the answer of her disappearance.
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re: new musical poll#8
Posted: 1/2/06 at 11:37am
I'd be interested in Number 4, too, but I agree with Jimmirae. The Aunt has to have some stage-time. Perhaps without giving away exactly where she is or what she's doing there, but something to make us love her and care about why she's sending her neice on this wild-goose chase. Maybe you could have a way for the neice to reply to her letters with her reflections and observations, too.
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re: new musical poll#9
Posted: 1/2/06 at 12:02pm
#5
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Or at least I try
But as years go by
They're sort of haze
And the bluest ink
Isn't really sky
And at times I think
I would gladly die
For a day of sky

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re: new musical poll#10
Posted: 1/2/06 at 12:06pm
I really like number 4. Maybe the aunt could serve as a narrator figure.
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re: new musical poll#11
Posted: 1/2/06 at 12:15pm
I like number 4, but I agree that the crazy aunt should be a central figure. We have to have some sort of opinion of her, be it love or hate, or else why do we care if the niece finds her or not?

I think you should steer clear of number 2 however - you'd have to work pretty hard to make it original and not cliche and overdramatic.

Edit: Wait, I'm confused. Are you thinking of writing a musical on one of these topics or just curious?
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re: new musical poll#12
Posted: 1/2/06 at 12:22pm
there already is a clue musical. the audience picks who did it.


#5 is too much like a gregory maguire novel, actually, confessions of an ugly stepsister has already been written.

#4 is your best idea. but what is the motivation for this girl to follow her crazy eccentric aunt?
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re: new musical poll#13
Posted: 1/2/06 at 12:56pm
I would most like to see a musical about #5, mostly because I enjoy different spins on fairy tales.

I also really like #4 but to me it would work better as a novel.
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re: new musical poll#14
Posted: 1/2/06 at 1:59pm
I'm leaning toward #4--& I agree that the aunt needs some stage time.

I think a show like this might appeal to a wide variety of generations--but so that it's not a total "chick" show, I'd like to see some intersting male characters pop up in the adventures.

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re: new musical poll#15
Posted: 1/20/06 at 9:00am
4. A Girl traveling through Europe via clues and missions sent to her through letters from her crazy artistic aunt. Once first task is completed then the next letter can be opened. Each letter holds a new destination and a new task. THe aunt left home a year ago and the letters lead to the answer of her disappearance.


there already is a CLUE the Musical!
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