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Old 02-19-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Who else grew up on musicals?

So I was discussing this with some friends the other day...

I was telling them how much musicals have influenced my life. I grew up with them. I continually quote from them and sing the songs... my life would be a musical if I could have it my way

Anyway, they all never had that "musical" education in their youth.

So I was wondering how many other people grew up like me? How many gathered nightly around the television with the entire family, everyone curled up in their blankets, to watch these wonderful slices of pure magic?

My family's favorites were:

West Side Story
1776
The Music Man
The Pirates of Penzance
Oklahoma
Guys and Dolls
Damn Yankees
Fiddler on the Roof
My Fair Lady
Bye Bye Birdie
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Camelot
Kiss Me Kate
Godspell
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Sound of Music

And now that I'm older I especially like Hair and the Rocky Horror Picture Show

So who else is in?
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Old 02-19-2003, 11:27 PM   #2
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Me!!

Flower Drum Song
Sound of Music
Wizard of Oz (every Easter!)
Music Man
My Fair Lady

I don't think we watched as many as your family did, but my mom and I enjoyed them! My fave was Flower Drum Song.
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Annie
The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
Singin' in the Rain
Grease

WHen I was older:
Miss Siagon
Les Miserables
Evita
Godspell
Jesus Christ SUperstar
Rent
Chicago
Cabaret
...
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Old 02-19-2003, 11:36 PM   #4
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Yay martha. I love My Fair Lady.
Mary Pooppins, The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, Les Miserables, The Glass Slipper, American In Paris, The Shrew (richard burton/liz taylor)

Is Kiss Me Kate the Moonlighting version of Taming Of The Shrew?

Now that I watch Flower Drum Song, Breakfast At Tiffany's or The World of Suzi Wong, I am a little disturbed at the portrayal of Chinese people.

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You know I did.

My faves:

West Side Story
Les Miserables
Phantom of the Opera
Rent
Annie
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Grease
Jesus Christ Superstar
Hair
And I've also been known to enjoy doing the time warp from time to time.

I remember one time my family sat down to watch tv and West Side Story had JUST started, so we unexpectedly got to watch the whole thing. At the end, I look around and EVERYONE was just WEEPING, especially my dad. It was such a sweet moment.

musicals
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I was definitely raised on musicals! My older sister was never into rock music at all, but she loved show music. We shared a bedroom and she constantly had the music from West Side Story, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof playing on her record player. I think I knew all the lyrics to every single song by the time I was six.
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Is Kiss Me Kate the Moonlighting version of Taming Of The Shrew?
yes!
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I remember one time my family sat down to watch tv and West Side Story had JUST started, so we unexpectedly got to watch the whole thing. At the end, I look around and EVERYONE was just WEEPING, especially my dad. It was such a sweet moment.

musicals

awwwwww I KNOW! I musicals!

but I feel like I'm forgetting some that we watched.. grr... that's frustrating...

anyway, I'm glad to know I'm not alone! I was getting upset with the people around me when they couldn't quote the next line of the song I was singing
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Hello Dolly
The Music Man
Wizard of OZ
Fiddler on the Roof
Mary Poppons
Oliver
Camelot
The Spund of Music
My Fair Lady
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MARY POPPINS!!! How could I forget Mary Poppins!?? That, along with Annie, was my "sick day" movie. Whenever I stayed home sick from school, I'd watch those two. I think I could probably recite them from memory. lol.
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For me it would be Cry Baby
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hair
my fair lady
sound of music
gypsy
west side story
grease

fiddler on the roof
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hey, I totally "grew up with" musicals! Here is my list:

Oklahoma!
Hello Dolly (played violin in the pit for HS production)
Music Man (same)
Pippin (played violin in HS production and partied with Drama students, lol)

Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat (sang half of it at a BBYO district convention called "Machon" in Irvine, CA)

Other likes: South Pacific, Annie, West Side Story

(there are tons that are worth a mention, can't quite think of them right now...) oh, how about Million Dollar Hotel? Does that qualify as a "musical?" or Grease, Saturday Night Fever (an oldie but goodie from the late 70's, seen on big screen... or Fast Times at Ridgemont High...hmm, maybe these are far from an actual "musical" as modern (nineteenth century) plays


The Wiz --used in game of "hide-and-go-seek" with Adam Duritz (Counting Crows singer) and friends at family dinner


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Probably my earliest childhood memory of TV was watching Musicals, I used to love the classics

Wizard of OZ. (It was on every christmas without fail)
West side story
Calamity Jane
Fiddler on the roof
Sound of Music

Many a day I would walk around humming soungs from musicals that I couldnt get out my head, Songs like "Wandering Star" from paint your wagon or that song from Tomb Thumb I cant remember the title of it but it goes.

Du bi Du bi Du, Du Du bi Du bi, Du bi Du Bi Du

You know then one, It gets stuck in your brain for weeks on end

I think my fav musical is Oliver, I was brought up in childrens homes so I could sort of relate to the characters. It had some great tunes and an excellent story..

I remeber queing for hours to see Grease and then queing again

They dont seem to make these feel good films anymore.. Or not as good anyway..
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you know I did...
but I just woke up and the only three I can think of ARE:
west side story
the king and I ( )
My fair lady
fiddler on the roof
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