"Bad " Musical You Enjoyed

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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#76
Posted: 3/6/06 at 9:56pm
I liked Mama Mia! In my opinion (which I know matters, oh, so much) it was fluff but by far the best fluff I've seen in a long while. The book worked a lot better around the songs that I thought it would -- but yes, the material to shape it around isn't Haute Theatre. But it was fun.

I'm dyinggggg to find out more about "Carrie: The Musical" -- I've been on all of the sites, with any relevance, in the first ...12 pages of my Google returns. But alas, no songs or pics -- any help?!

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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#77
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:26pm
if you guys enjoyed good vibrations and in my life and lennon then all of them should get cast cd's made i whould love to have them in my collection.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#78
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:32pm
'Dance of the Vampires' and 'Jekyll & Hyde'
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#79
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:46pm
I love any and all Wildhorn...I'll admit it!

I also love Mamma Mia! It's pure fun.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#80
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:48pm
Brooklyn...

terrible musical, but I enjoyed it. Plus it was the first musical I saw on Broadway, so it's close to my heart.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#81
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:50pm
BROOKLYN!
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#82
Posted: 3/26/06 at 12:55pm
Chitty is probably my ultimate "bad musical" I enjoy. I think all good Chitty fans know how bad it is in places, but that makes us love it even more. Haha.

All Shook Up (which I wouldn't consider bad in the slightest, but it didn't get great reviews...) and Taboo.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#83
Posted: 3/26/06 at 1:13pm
I (regretfully) never saw Taboo but after it closed I fell in complete love with the cast recording. The weak book was a big problem with the show, no?

Little Women made me happy for weeks after seeing it, though I'm a huge Sutton fan, so her presence helped greatly. I must say though, Maureen McGovern had the best songs. "Days of Plenty" Still makes me tear up.

I love Chess, too. "Nobody's Side" will come up on my iPod mix every now and then and my friends will look at like I'm insane.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#84
Posted: 3/26/06 at 3:24pm
I'll go with the rest of the thread and say Taboo... and add:

Bright Lights, Big City: Soooo much potential in the original production. So awful. Loved it.

Little Shop Revival: Like pizza, even when its awful its still pretty good -- a testament to the writing.

A Man Of No Importance: Can't figure for the life of me why this didn't charm every last critic -- they're ALL Alfie Byrnes.

And..finally... please don't lose respect for me over this...

Footloose.
Totally rotten, but TOTALLY fun.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#85
Posted: 3/26/06 at 3:26pm
I know this sounds weird but I actually liked Dracula.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#86
Posted: 3/26/06 at 3:31pm
I listen to Jekyll & Hyde and Chess all the time at work. My favortie bad musical is Bat Boy. It's totally ridiculous but so funny and it has really good rock music.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#87
Posted: 3/26/06 at 4:11pm
I do not know if this musical is considered bad, but I love Kiss of the Spider Woman. The book and movie were just amazing too. (I first saw the movie, then read the book, then saw the musical.) I do like frilly musicals, like Phantom (It was in SF for years and years, never quite got why.) However, II like musicals with some message or historical perspective more. I never hear about Kiss of the Spider woman. I loved Cats when I ssaw it, but I was in my early teens. We eiither just had a showing, or are about to have a showing here again, and the commercials freaked me out. "And you thought we only had 9 lives" a very ugly cat said in a very sinister mamner.
I didn't see Lennon, but I bet I would have liked it as I love his music. I had two ex boyfriends who love Abba, and Mamma Mia came around, once during each of oour rrelationships, but never got around to it. Woith tthose two it seems more like a musical rrevue than a musical.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#88
Posted: 3/26/06 at 4:41pm
i agree jaybrrd!

what happened with A Man of No...?

it was such a brilliant show
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#89
Posted: 3/26/06 at 7:21pm
Dance of the Vampires---I enjoyed it!

The Woman in White---The reviews didn't condemn it as a bad musical, but it certainly didn't last long. I liked it, music, projections, and all.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#90
Posted: 3/26/06 at 8:17pm
Bad is a concept that you make.
So if you enjoyed the show...is it bad?
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#91
Posted: 3/27/06 at 3:30pm
All said before, but...

Lennon (oh man, I love this show!)
Brooklyn
Little Women
All Shook Up
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#92
Posted: 3/27/06 at 3:32pm
Jekyll and Hyde
Brooklyn
Little Women
Sweet Charity
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#93
Posted: 3/27/06 at 4:26pm
Dracula
Taboo
Sweet Charity revival
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#94
Posted: 3/27/06 at 6:33pm
I loved Lennon - saw one of the last tryout performances in SF. And I am looking forward to seeing the Brooklyn tour despite what I've heard about the show. Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast (Original B-Way - before all the cutbacks)
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#95
Posted: 3/27/06 at 7:59pm
lennon
chitty
footloose
little shop revival
lachiusa's wild party- if i remember correctly it didn't get the best reviews
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#96
Posted: 3/27/06 at 8:23pm
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#97
Posted: 3/27/06 at 10:19pm
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#98
Posted: 3/28/06 at 12:28am
Hairspray, Chitty and Jekyll and Hyde.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#99
Posted: 3/28/06 at 12:55am
These are shows that I loved, and think it's a shame they have a reputation for being "bad":
Lennon (!)
Dance of the Vampires
All Shook Up
Taboo

And, while I enjoyed Good Vibrations, it wasn't a very good show, I'll admit that much.
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re: 'Bad ' Musicals You Enjoyed#100
Posted: 3/28/06 at 1:51am
Lennon, poor Lennon. How I loved you.
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