Whats your fave?
Sound Of Music?
It's Yo! Liverpool
We are OPEN for reading only!
Fiddler on the Roof
Torn between Les Miserables and everything/anything by Andrew Lloyd Weber (Especially Evita, Cats & Phantom of the Opera).
To meet an old friend in a distant land is like refreshing rain after a long drought.
Meet me in St. Louis,and The Phantom of the Opera.
Oh give me the King and I or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Oliver! and The Wicker Man (it IS classed as a musical by the
2 of the most amazing soundtracks ever.... sigh
Musicals are, IMO,
the popular form of opera. 'The King & I'; 'Oklahoma'; 'Carousel'; 'State Fair'; 'Show Boat'; 'Student
Prince'; 'Sound of Music'; 'Half a Sixpence'; 'Camelot'; 'Finians Rainbow'; 'Brigadoon'; 'Kismet';
'Bless the Bride'; 'Blood Brothers'; 'Carmen Jones'; 'Porgy & Bess'; 'West Side Story'; 'White
Christmas'; 'Flower Drum Song'; and many more that have slipped my mind at present. However, my all time favourite musical is 'South
Pacific' the Rogers & Hammerstien adaption of James A. Michener's 'Tales of the South Pacific', and it is only the Mitzy Gaynor, Rosano Brazzi
version i'm refering to.
PS: It is nice to see classical music adapted to popular form with the likes of Borodin's music in Kismet and Bizet's in
Carmen Jones. Going the other way we find the RLPO performing a Beatles Concerto. I think it was Hans Christian Anderson who said: "Where words fail,
music speaks", the musical, to my mind, is a marriage of both.
Last edited by Sloyne; 11-07-2006 at 04:38 PM.