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Mar 31·edited Mar 31Liked by John DeVore

I am not a musicals fan, because of the "bursting into song on the street" thing you mentioned. BUT I would add another vote for "Chicago," and I would also add "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Which is bad based on Broadway/classic movie film standards, but also part of its charm was that it both lampooned and honored those standards.

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Love anything R&H and loved Little Shop. Fun review John 👏👏

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Apr 1Liked by John DeVore

My mother took me to see Cabaret when I was middle school age. For years I used to kid her, asking her what was she thinking taking a kid to a movie with bisexuality and abortion. It always drew a laugh from her. Suffice to say I was not "corrupted" by the experience. FU phony religious moral police. BTW, she also took me to see Godspell around the same time. That's one the phony religious types should revisit. They'll just LOVE Lynn Thigpen's rainbow necklace. LOL

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Mar 31Liked by John DeVore

Fiddler on the Roof at no. 3?

Noooooooooo...... Zero Mostel was awesome. Fiddler is no. 1 I'd put Cabaret at no. 3 and I think The Music Man get's the two spot. That opening sequence on the train is friggin perfect.

and what about Rocky Horror Picture Show? Musical or no? Never saw hedwig and the angry inch so can't say. I like the Sound of Music but I think i've seen it too much, to the point that's it's my all time favorite Foreigner 8 track, so, just don't know anymore. But great cast, acting, singing, etc. But Rock Horror, yeah, top five somewhere, maybe 4?

I always thought The Godfather would make a good musical. But not Godfather 2, far too many flashback scenes. But any musical opening up with a Marlon Brando type petting a cat would be kind of cool - just think - I believe in America - echoes across the dark theater - the curtain comes up - and there's the godfather and his pet cat - alone - then everybody else enters - from different sides - kind of like Our Town.

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Mar 31Liked by John DeVore

Excellent choices. I would like to add ‘Chicago’ to the list.

As a teen my friend and I would lip sync and dance to ‘West Side Story.”

We need more good musicals. Can’t get enough of them.

You have excellent taste in this genre.

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Chicago and Dreamgirls are runners up, as is the film version of Jesus Christ Superstar, which was directed by the the director of Fiddler

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I can’t believe I just realized that’s Michael Pitt in Hedwig, and I’ve seen it at least three times. But the first time was loonnng before he had a career. I think the word “pouty” was the trigger LOL

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