questionsdo you have a favorite musical?

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(Poor question, just sitting here without an answer)
My grandmother introduced me to Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals when I was a wee lass. In fact, my first record album was the Broadway soundtrack of the original My Fair Lady. I'd have to say if I had to pick, I'd have three: My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, & South Pacific. Ashamed to admit I'd have a hard time remembering how to solve for x but I can remember the scores of all three (as well as the telephone number to Delta Airlines reservations).

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Closest I come to that is The Who's Tommy.

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West Side Story is the one I'm most familiar with, being a band geek and all. It's pretty great.

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My Fair Lady! I first saw it in 4th grade. @lavikinga, I can occasionally solve for X, but my memory of every line of this movie is near perfect.

And the old hippie in me still loves Godspell. I think I need to look for a DVD or Blu-Ray of this one. Haven't seen it in years.

@Curli76: I love musicals, too. They can be silly, doesn't matter. There are many that have music I love and plots that suck, but Iove musicals. I have a Pandora channel just for musicals. As you get more answers, I will undoubtedly see others listed that I wish I had included on my list.

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Not a big fan of musicals generally, but Singin' in the Rain is pretty great.

Also, the Buffy musical episode.

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I'm a child of my generation. Hair is my favorite, followed closely by Jesus Christ Superstar. And Fiddler on the Roof. And Wicked.

And a dozen more that I won't name, since I've already named four in response to your request for one.

Hair, touring again, complete with [brief] nekkid scene. Got my tickets months ago.

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My Fair Lady
West Side Story
Singing In The Rain
Mikado
South Pacific
Camelot

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Into the woods is a personal favorite, though it is not so much your 'classic' musical as many are mentioning.

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Rock of Ages, the actual stage show, not the crappy movie. After that, Phantom of the Opera.

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The King and I
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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Does Monty Python and the Holy Grail count? It has singing and dancing.

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@boydrew: Dang! My memory is slipping. I love Into the Woods! (I love anything Bernadette Peters is in, truth be told.)

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Pretty much anything by Stephen Sondheim--that man is a genius.

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@boydrew: Yay! Into the Woods is pretty much my favorite, too. Seeing it at Shakespeare in the Park last summer was really special. Some rogue Central Park raccoons ran across the stage!

I have too many favorites to mention, but other top shows for me are Gypsy, Wicked, Next to Normal, Ragtime, Carrie: The Musical, and, as of this week, Matilda.

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My all-time favorite musical is Les Miserables (the actual stage musical, not the movie). Following very closely behind that is Wicked.

Honorable mention: Rent (again, not the movie)

I hope to see Once and Nice Work If You Can Get It sometime soon, but we'll see if I can make it to NYC.

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Les Miz. Though Sound of Music is popular in this house.

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I never saw Rent, but I really like the music.

I saw Avenue Q, and it was wonderful,

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Little Shop of Horrors. Great music and a lot of fun to put on.

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I am a fan of Music Man and Dolls and Babes. The Producers Musical was pretty good as well.

As far as non-traditional musicals goes, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog was great, maybe even my favorite.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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As a theater geek in high school and college (mostly as a techie, never got into being on stage) I really enjoy musicals. Les Mis is, of course, one of my favorites. I was in Joseph and the Amazing Technical Dream Coat at my church as part of the kids' choir at just the right time for the songs to be permanently embedded in my brain. Being able to name Jacob's 12 sons/the 12 tribes of Israel has come in handy at times. Tommy was the last show I did before getting out of college and it holds a very special place in my heart. Personals is obscure but fun. Little Shop of Horrors gets stuck in my head and keeps me awake at nights. Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods. Buffy's Once More with Feeling and, of course Dr. Horrible are all favorites of mine.
Lots of great show.

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Does Grease count? Because I know every note by heart ♥

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whats that one where they trash organized religion? never seen it, but i imagine you can't go wrong there

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Generally, I don't like musicals at all but I do like 'Pal Joey' with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak.

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@pinchecat: You're probably thinking of The Book of Mormon, a collaboration between the creators of Avenue Q and South Park. I haven't seen it either but it's supposed to be good. It pretty much swept the Tony awards last year including Best Musical.

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Tommy

Gold Diggers of 1933

Does "A Night at the Opera" count?

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Chicago (the movie)
Grease (although I'm a little tired of it)
Rocky Horror

And to be a cliché girl, The Wizard of Oz I am shocked it's not on here!

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Theatrical Play: hands down, Showboat
Motion Picture: I actually like Music Man, but really enjoyed Les Miserables (2012)

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The ONLY correct answer is Sweeney Todd. Although there are too many other musicals that fly high on my radar.

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@starblind: My kids are still mad that I liked Little Shop the best of all the high school plays. They weren't in it!