Other extremely violent musicals aside from Sweeney Todd?

Cruel_Sandwich
Broadway Legend
joined:6/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/30/05
Pippin Profile PhotoPippin Profile Photo
Pippin
Broadway Legend
joined:8/3/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/3/05
genghis kahn: a musical romp
"I'm an American, Damnit!!! And if it's three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math."
Katurian2 Profile PhotoKaturian2 Profile Photo
Katurian2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/18/05
Cannibal: The Musical

(Yes, it's a movie- it does really exist)
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
Craww
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/13/06
songanddanceman2 Profile Photosonganddanceman2 Profile Photo
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/31/06
Carrie, OK its not mega violent but it has the highest body count of any musical, everyone is dead at the end except sue and the orchestra
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
nealb1 Profile Photonealb1 Profile Photo
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/1/05
"The Life" is very violent in one scene in the bar in Act 2.
MCfan2 Profile PhotoMCfan2 Profile Photo
MCfan2
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/29/06
"West Side Story" comes to mind, although of course it's on a whole other level from "Sweeney." But there are fights and deaths, so I suppose it counts!
Craww
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/13/06
I (unfortunately) didn't see it, but I'm assuming Evil Dead had some violence in it? Yes? Yes.
fnyboi88 Profile Photofnyboi88 Profile Photo
fnyboi88
Broadway Star
joined:5/18/06
Broadway Star
joined:
5/18/06
...but it has the highest body count of any musical

I would think Titanic would get the highest.
Broadway Shows I've Seen: Hairspray, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors (2003), The Wedding Singer, Spamalot, Riverdance, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Spring Awakening, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Phantom of the Opera, Sweet Charity (revival), Drowsy Chaperone, The Lion King, Dreamgirls(2010 Tour).
jpbran Profile Photojpbran Profile Photo
jpbran
Broadway Legend
joined:3/8/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/8/06
Was Jeckyll & Hyde violent? (I left after the pony-tail-releasing transformation.)
fnyboi88 Profile Photofnyboi88 Profile Photo
fnyboi88
Broadway Star
joined:5/18/06
Broadway Star
joined:
5/18/06
I guess it was violent. He did kill. But they didn't go blood and gore with it.
Broadway Shows I've Seen: Hairspray, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors (2003), The Wedding Singer, Spamalot, Riverdance, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Spring Awakening, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Phantom of the Opera, Sweet Charity (revival), Drowsy Chaperone, The Lion King, Dreamgirls(2010 Tour).
scaryclowns223 Profile Photoscaryclowns223 Profile Photo
scaryclowns223
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/5/08
In My Life.

Except it was the audience who was violent and who ended up dead, not the performers.
blaxx Profile Photoblaxx Profile Photo
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/28/05
Was Jeckyll & Hyde violent? (I left after the pony-tail-releasing transformation.)

The reason why you left is why I would consider it EXTREMELY violent.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
sondheimboy2 Profile Photosondheimboy2 Profile Photo
sondheimboy2
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/5/05
There's "Eating Raoul" based on the cult movie about a married couple who murder swingers.
"A coherent existance after so many years of muddle" - Desiree' Armfelt, A Little Night Music "Life keeps happening everyday, Say Yes" - 70, Girls, 70 "Life is what you do while you're waiting to die" - Zorba
JulianHookbucks Profile PhotoJulianHookbucks Profile Photo
JulianHookbucks
Broadway Star
joined:5/29/05
Broadway Star
joined:
5/29/05
Oliver can get pretty darn violent towards the end.
that's a really big mic...
JohnPopa Profile PhotoJohnPopa Profile Photo
JohnPopa
Broadway Legend
joined:6/16/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/16/03
Bat Boy has its share of violence and blood-letting.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
Little Shop of Horrors
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
tazber Profile Phototazber Profile Photo
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/10/05
The Evil Dead

....but the world goes 'round
Enjolras77 Profile PhotoEnjolras77 Profile Photo
Enjolras77
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
I think all of Boublil and Schoenberg's shows include a good bit of violence -- although it is rarely ever 'graphic' violence. Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and I assume The Pirate Queen all had their shaere of fighting and death. Of course none are on the level of 'gore' as Sweeney.

Craww -- Evil Dead: The Musical did have a good bit of gore involved, hence the 'splatter zone' seats in the first few rows where the audience could get splashed with blood.
"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering." --Harold Hill from The Music Man
Calvin Profile PhotoCalvin Profile Photo
Calvin
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/27/05
"Into the Woods"

One character is stabbed and skinned, two are devoured alive, three have their eyes gouged out, two of those have another body part mutilated, two are killed by a severe cranial injury and, depending on how you want to interpret it, somewhere between three and nine characters are killed when every bone in their body is crushed. Oh, and two drop dead of old age.
Updated On: 2/22/08 at 09:29 AM
Shapusen Profile PhotoShapusen Profile Photo
Shapusen
Stand-by
joined:8/9/06
Stand-by
joined:
8/9/06
Reefer Madness has got its fair share of cannibilism and hacking hearts out of chests. (Both the movie and the staged versions)
Enjolras77 Profile PhotoEnjolras77 Profile Photo
Enjolras77
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
Were any of the recent vampire musical flops (DOTV, Lestat, Dracula) especially violent and/or gory? Even for comic -- or un-intentionally comic resons??
"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering." --Harold Hill from The Music Man
husk_charmer
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/19/06
Calvin -

Who gets eaten alive in "Into the Woods?" And, beyond the Mysterious Man, who else dies of old age?
http://www.youtube.com/huskcharmer
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
"Who gets eaten alive in "Into the Woods?"

Doesn't the Narrator get eaten alive by the giant?
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Calvin Profile PhotoCalvin Profile Photo
Calvin
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/27/05
Actually, I was referring to Red and Granny. I counted the narrator as one of the crushed, although I guess his method of death-by-giant varies by production.

And the other old age victim is Milky White (OK, it's usually a prop, but I'm counting it re: Other extremely violent musicals aside from Sweeney Todd? )