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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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cheshirecat2

20/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Grease, Grease, and Grease some more. I guess Rent is okay too but... GREASE ALL AROUND
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lissymarie

22/Female
Granada Hills, CA
Posted On: July 30, 2007
haha bet_z_2006 i love that musical...antici...(consti-consti-consti )pation!
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idontcarewhatt

22/Female
Stockton, CA
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Go RENT and Hairspray! Boo nasal High School Musical!
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KyouTheCat

23/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Oh, and Fiddler on the Roof and Rent >_>;;; I'll shut up now
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KyouTheCat

23/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Wow, my list was so big it didn't post them all XD

Here's the rest:

Kiss Me, Kate

Dream Girls

Chicago

and Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella
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KyouTheCat

23/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I LOVE MUSICALS! It's my dream to become a broadway actress Here are some of my FAVORITES (in in particular order)

Phantom of the Opera

Wicked

Avenue Q

Les Miserables

Aida

Into The Woods

Miss Saigon

The Sound of Music

Grease

Beauty and the Beast

Lion King

The Producers

Spring Awakening (it won so many tonys!
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its_skiz_not_s

20/Female
Germany
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I also used to be obsessed with 'Cats' as a young child .
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chompyoliver

20/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
i love musicals...im IN musicals! I do community theatre...now u know my obsession!! i LOVE wicked!!

for the first time...I feel...wicked.
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french_horn_lu

19/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 30, 2007
superhero 1 rox!! cuz she likes wicked!!
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I love HSM & want to see HSM2 & Harspry.
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Musicals Are Fun To Watch Cos Of The Songs And The Story, Not Critizing It And Comparing It To Reality!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Musicals Aren't Real, That Is Why They Are ACTED Out! Duhhhh!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Look Blondey, It Is Not REAL!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
HSM Is G**!

My Faves Are...

1. Wicked

2. Hairspray

3. Wizard of Oz

4. Colour Purple

5. Grease

6. Mama Mia!

Kayely,xxx
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de1

107/Female
Stockton, CA
Posted On: July 29, 2007
All I have to say is...I LOVE MUSICALS!!!
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