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(July 26, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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I donít know what it is, but musicals really speak to me. Or rather, they sing to me. Most of my guy friends canít stand musicals, but almost every girl I know, even the ones who donít like to admit it, can sit and watch a musical over and over again. Itís kind of like the dolls here on the Doll Palace Ė I donít know any girl who canít get excited about those either.

Iím not sure what the formal definition of a musical is, but as far as Iím concerned, a musical is any movie or show that has characters singing as part of the plot. A good musical is much more than a few random songs thrown into a regular movie, there are a few pieces that must exist in a musical to make it on my list of sleep-over favorites.

Music

The most obvious thing that has to be great in a musical is the music itself. You may not have noticed, but almost every movie has music in the background almost throughout the entire show. In a musical, however, the music MAKES the show. Most of the story is told through the songs the characters sing, so they have to be good.

The music is almost always pretty catchy and if a musical is really good, Iíll be singing the songs for weeks after seeing it. Sometimes a song or two is even better than the entire movie. It may just be me, but the songs in a musical are almost always better at telling a story or expressing a feeling than songs on the radio. Hopelessly Devoted anyone?

Characters

The characters in a good musical seem larger than life. They are more than just normal people; they are fascinating, important people. Yet, even though they seem bigger than you and me, they almost always face problems we can relate to. Weight issues, possible pregnancies, boyfriends and dealing with differences are things we see around us constantly.

Seeing characters dealing with these same issues combined with powerful and uplifting music makes it feel more real to those of us in the audience. Sure, we are all excited when a girl feels pretty, but we can live the feeling with her when she shows us her true emotions through song.

The Good Feeling

Musicals seem to use more of my emotions than a regular movie. I might watch a regular movie, but Iíll experience a musical. I want to sing along, or at the very least hum softly if Iím too embarrassed to sing out loud. I feel the music, I feel the characters, and I feel so happy at the end of a good show.

It must be something about the songs that make the good feelings last. A regular movie will stay with me for a few hours (unless itís something really freaky), but a musical can stay with me for years. Even older musicals like Annie make me feel happy Ė and itís not just the happy ending that almost all of them have. High School Musical or Les Miserables Ė I donít care so long as the songs are powerful and I get that good musical feeling.


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Silly_Star_16

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 4, 2009
And also!

In the song Dancing Queen, when they're all running to the dock, you see a piano player. Its an old dude, and the piano is on a boat. It's one of the original members of ABBA!

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Silly_Star_16

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 4, 2009
The best musical ever is Mamma Mia! I can sit and watch it right through, and sing almost every song! And I don't have a favourite, they're all awesome. My mom's seen the movie four or five times already, and she loves it. She saw it in the movie theatre with her friend, and decided to see it again, this time bringing me and my dad.

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MCR_rox_my_sox

20/Female
Romania
Posted On: November 8, 2008
This was written like forever ago. But I dont care.

I absolutely LOVE MUSICALS!! My first musical I saw was Scrooge the musical. But my faves are: Cats, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, The King and I,and Grease.

I know long list.
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padawancub

24/Female
Hopkinsville, KY
Posted On: June 2, 2008
My favorite musicals are The King and I and The Lion King. Both are very good, and The King and I is a classic! Never can go wrong with classics. . . .High School Musical and High School Musical are pretty bad when compared to older musicals.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
THE ONLY MUSICALS I LIKE R GREASE AND HAIRSPRAY,THATS ONLY BCUZ THOSE R THE OLY TWO IVE SEEN. I SEEN HSM BUT IT SUCKS,I HOPE THE HSM CAST GOES BANKRUPT ONE DAY BCUZ THEY AINT TALENTED
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kittykatss

24/Female
Manor, TX
Posted On: August 13, 2007
I HEART musicals!!!! GREASE! PAHNTOM OF THE OPERA! CHICAGO! MOULIN ROUGE! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL! HAIRSPRAY! musicals rock!! i dont care what anybody says!!! -kittykatss
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dadezgurl

22/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: August 3, 2007
i love Chicago
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Anmana

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 2, 2007
I like one but it is not in the list. I went to the UK to see Equus by Daniel Raddcliffe. It was so Ahhhhhhhhish I wanted to scream!
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: August 1, 2007
i love hairspray, rent, grease, cats (but only a little, it gets annoying after a while), and all shook up
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total_cheer_gi

22/Female
Cypress, CA
Posted On: July 31, 2007
I know every single song from Wicked by heart that's how much I love it and if anyone hasn't seen it... go see it right now
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Dream Girls is also good, i guess
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harajuku_grl19

23/Female
Vietnam
Posted On: July 30, 2007
MISS SAIGON IS MY ONE TRUE LOVE IN LIFE.
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fuzzyblueberry

21/Female
Croswell, MI
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Phantom of the Opera

Wicked

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KyouTheCat

23/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I agree idontcarewhatt

High School Musical was icky D: Nobody could sing, and everyone was waaaaaaay too happy for it to be natural.
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cheshirecat2

20/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: July 30, 2007
And....Cats is always a little girl's favorite o^__^o

(It was my fav. when I was littles)
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