Its In The Title

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Its In The Title#1
Posted: 6/6/09 at 7:44am
...or not!

Shows that don't have their title number performed in the show.....

Three starters:
The Rocky Horror Show
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Follies


Updated On: 6/6/09 at 07:44 AM
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re: Its In The Title#2
Posted: 6/6/09 at 8:22am
Lots and Lots

Shrek
Chicago
Zanna, Don't
Wicked
Gypsy
tick, tick..BOOM!
Jekyll and Hyde
Pippin
Seussical
Spring Awakening
Witches of Eastwick

Les Miserables
Miss Saigon
Billy Elliot
The Drowsy Chaperone
Godspell
Blood Brothers
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re: Its In The Title#2
Posted: 6/6/09 at 8:25am
the lion king
mary poppins
tarzan
little mermaid
the drowsy chaperone
evita
south pacific
the king and i
my fair lady
No Doubt Our Paths Will Cross Again ! Matt
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re: Its In The Title#3
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:41am
Annie Get Your Gun
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re: Its In The Title#4
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:42am
Jersey Boys
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re: Its In The Title#5
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:43am
Music Man
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re: Its In The Title#6
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:44am
The Producers
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re: Its In The Title#7
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:45am
West Side Story
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re: Its In The Title#8
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:46am
Wizard of Oz
Young Frankenstein
110 in the Shade
The Wiz
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re: Its In The Title#9
Posted: 6/6/09 at 9:57am
I asked this as a friend of mine (with very limited theatrical knowledge, very) said that all musicals use there title as a big production number!'
WELL, imagine my face!
I stared!
Laughed and walked away!

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re: Its In The Title#10
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:01am
All R&H shows (except for their first and last) did not use their title for a number.
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re: Its In The Title#11
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:05am
I particularly like Chicago as the example, because everyone (I mean the average general public) thinks that the song Chicago is in the show
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re: Its In The Title#12
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:07am
Aida
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Little Women
LOTR
Songs For A New World
Spamalot
Boy From Oz
The Wedding Singer
Catch me if you can (Thanks again for that Mama!)
Young Frankenstein
Honk
Rock of Ages
Shrek
The Story of my Life

And thats to name a few!
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re: Its In The Title#13
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:23am
Little Women has the title as a lyric in "Here Alone" though.
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re: Its In The Title#14
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:24am
Wicked has the title as a lyric in what feels like every song!
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re: Its In The Title#15
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:32am
In that thick Wicked souvenir book thingy, Stephen Schwartz says that originally he wanted every song title to have a word like "good" or "wicked" ... hence:
No One Mourns the WICKED
Making GOOD
Something BAD
Thank GOODness
No GOOD Deed

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re: Its In The Title#16
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:43am
I don't like it when plays have their title within the dialogue. There's always the moment when the audience collective goes ahhh so she's the cat on the hot tin roof...
"I tend to think if god wanted us to believe in him, he'd exist" Linda Smith
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re: Its In The Title#17
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:47am
"And by the way, he died the death of a salesman..."

I love the way the meaning is subtly changed- we all assume it's about Willy, but his speech shows he has a different understanding of the phrase
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re: Its In The Title#18
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:47am
"All R&H shows (except for their first and last) did not use their title for a number."

Not strictly accurate, I'm afraid. "Allegro" had a title song. So did "State Fair" (which began as a movie but later became a stage show). Interestingly, the R and H show, "Pipe Dream" did not have a title song but did have a song "Sweet Thursday", which was the title of the Steinbeck story the show was based upon.
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re: Its In The Title#19
Posted: 6/6/09 at 10:48am
Totally agree Sister George.

Same thing in "Next to Normal" - I had a huge ahhh moment during Maybe
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re: Its In The Title#20
Posted: 6/6/09 at 11:34am
A fine example d.t as I'm sure the first time I saw DOTS my admittledly then youthful brain was going ahh there's the title of the play rather noticing the subtle reconception of the phrase.

I'm racking my brain to think of a play that has the title as it's final line of dialogue; there must be some creaky old pot-boilers or some 30's American social poetic-realism dramas that fit the bill?

I now just have a mental image of Kevin Spacey standing on the stage of the Old Vic saying, 'Truly this man will inherit the wind' curtain.

Which shows how little I know of the original source material or the biblical source of the original quote.

(I also think my mental image was blatantly just ripping off Barton Fink anyway)
"I tend to think if god wanted us to believe in him, he'd exist" Linda Smith
Updated On: 6/6/09 at 11:34 AM
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re: Its In The Title#21
Posted: 6/6/09 at 11:49am
Or plays where the first line is the title?
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re: Its In The Title#22
Posted: 6/7/09 at 12:06pm
The Woman In White
I always found this interesting as there is a song The Woman in White, but it isn't in the actual show, it was just on a promo CD (not sure if it was used anywhere else).
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re: Its In The Title#23
Posted: 6/7/09 at 4:45pm
It'll probably appear in Love Never Dies.
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re: Its In The Title#24
Posted: 6/7/09 at 4:50pm
"It'll probably appear in Love Never Dies."

ROTFLMAO ! This is so funny coz it's probably true.


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