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What are your Top 10 Favorite Musicals?

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As I was reading the post titled "What musical would you take on a island" I thought that I could not pick just one. So I was wondering what everybody's top 10 favorite musicals are. Here is my list.

 

1. High School Musical

2. The Sound of Music

3. The Phantom of the Opera

4. Newies

5. High School Musical 2.

6. Moma Mia

7. Oklahoma

8. Grease

9. High School Musical 3

10. State Fair

 

Lets see here, Annie, Carasel, My Fiar Lady, The King and I, and etc. Oh and Evita.......

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1. Carousel

2. Chicago

3. South Pacific

4 The Sound of Music

5 West Side Story

6. Gypsy

7. Oklahoma!

8. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

9. Show Boat

10. Rose Marie

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> {quote:title=Roberta109 wrote:}{quote}

> 9. Show Boat

> 10. Rose Marie

 

Which versions of those movies, Roberta? I'm assuming the 1951 Show Boat and the 1936 Rose Marie - they seem to be the most popular ones, usually.

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Actually I prefer the 1936 Show Boat because of magnificent performance of Irene Dunne as Magnolia Hawks as well as Helen Morgan, who was in the original stage production, 1927, as Julie LaVerne. I also loved the 1951 version because I adore Howard Keel. But, there is no comparison between Irene Dunne and Kathyrn Grayson. Both had gorgeous trained singing voices, but Irene Dunne's acting range and depth moved me to tears in Show Boat. Kathyrn Grayson's strength was her beauty and magnificent voice, but not her acting talent, in my humble opinion.

 

Yes, Rose Marie, 1936, was a standout for me because of the spectacular singing , acting talents of Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald and their captivating chemistry on screen. The story was not so great, but they were superstars who acted and sang their hearts out in this oh so romantic love story.

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I would probably select the 1936 version of both of those movies. I really _love_ the actors who were in the 50's versions of both of them, but I don't think those movies are as good as the 1936 ones.

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These are my top 10 favorite musicals. It was really hard to choose because I love almost every musical I see, especially if it was made in the 1950s.

 

1. Seven Brides For Seven Brothes

2.Siingin In the Rain

3. Calamity Jane

4.Gentleman Prefer Blondes

5.Meet Me in St. Louis

6.Royal Wedding

7.Easter Parade

8.Bye Bye Birdie

9.Take Me Out to the Ball Game

10.Speedway

 

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Good choices!! Mine are:

1. Singin' in the Rain (of course!)

2. The Wizard of Oz

3. Top Hat

4. Anchors Aweigh

5. 42nd Street

6. Broadway Melody of 1936

7. Guys and Dolls

8. Pal Joey

9. For Me and My Gal

10. Babes in Arms

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My 10 favourites are in Alphabetical order:

 

Annie Get Your Gun

Brigadoon

Calamity Jane

For Me and My Gal

Funny Girl

High Society

The Jolson Story/Jolson Sings Again

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

The Sound of Music

Walk The Line

 

 

Nina

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1.) Ingmar Bergman's Magic Flute (was once scheduled for the TCM Imports but was pulled I think. I hope it shows on TCM some time. Great film!)

2.) Die Dreigroschenoper (1931)

3.) Trouble in Tahiti (2001 version)

4.) A Damsel in Distress (1937)

5.) Rose Marie (1936)

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Well, as a massive Disney fan, I find that their films tend to take up most of my lists. So, here's what it looks like without them:

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

2. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

3. Chicago (2002)

4. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

5. Grease (1978)

6. Funny Girl (1968)

7. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

8. A Star is Born (1954)

9. The Sound of Music (1965)

10. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

 

And for those curious, here's what it looks like with them:

1. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

3. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

5. Cinderella (1950)

6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

7. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

8. Aladdin (1992)

9. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

10. Chicago (2002)

 

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