Musical Theatre: what I do and don’t know

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Stuff I already know:

  • West Side Story. Not quite a musical, is it.
  • My Fair Lady. Perfect musical, and astonishingly faithful to the play.
  • Sweeney Todd. And Assassins. I don’t know other Sondheim pieces, but I’m sure they are excellent as well.
  • Wicked. My wife’s fave, and I did not expect to fall in love with it, but hey, we don’t always disagree! I did fall in love with it. Never got around to buying the German recording, so I’ll need to put *that* in the list too: Willemijn Verkaik is astounding.
  • Chicago. It’s an encyclopaedia of ’20s music, and wickedly biting.
  • South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut. So totally counts as a musical, and one that adheres very closely to the form.
  • Godspell. Meh. Jesus Christ Superstar is better.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar.

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