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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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blondes_rock_9

19/Female
Spring, TX
Posted On: July 29, 2007
musicals are dumb because people dont really burst into song and miraculously all think of the same words and tune to sing.
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 29, 2007
To be honest, it could have been a better article.

Being a theatre person myself, I love all musicals and I've definitely got a knack for singing. Although I do agree that people don't burst out into song (except me), it's still very enjoyable.

I think Jess could have included more about individual plays and musicals, but we can't do everything.

I personally like:

1. Phantom of the Opera

2. Grease

3. Harispray

4. Wicked

5. Les Miserables

6. Cats

7. And too many more to name.

Although I think if people don';t like musicals, why bother with this article. You don't have to bring others down.

xXxLilyxXx
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fairy_dust11

19/Female
Spring, TX
Posted On: July 29, 2007
plus they r a bit annoying.
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fairy_dust11

19/Female
Spring, TX
Posted On: July 29, 2007
i dont like alot of musicals becawz ppl do not rlly burst randomly into song on a whim.(wim?)
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catlover02

20/Female
Valley Springs, CA
Posted On: July 29, 2007
Top 5 Musicals [That I Have Seen] By Catlover02:

1. Grease

2. Hairspray

3. HSM

4. The Wizard of Oz [If that's a musical]

5. Cats

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my_boy_jet

108/Female
Weston, MO
Posted On: July 28, 2007
OMG Wicked! LOATHING! Un-A-dulterated LOATHING! xD I love Wicked! Galinda has such a personality. xD *Trots off singing "Popular"*
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socute2

21/Female
Romeoville, IL
Posted On: July 28, 2007
Wicked ROCKS! Got love It

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shy_girl_9

34/Female
Castleton, IN
Posted On: July 28, 2007
Grease, Wicked, Hairspray, The Color Purple, Phantom Of The Opera, Music Man, etc.
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reebeth

93/Female
Stafford, VA
Posted On: July 28, 2007
I can probobly sing the Wizard and I better than you. XD Just kidding.
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 28, 2007
Hairspray comes second for me
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 28, 2007
So if you care to find me

Look to the Western sky!

As someone told me lately

Everyone deserves the chance to fly

And if I'm flying solo

At least I'm flying free

To those who ground me

Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am defying gravity

I'm flying high, defying gravity

And soon I'll match them in renown

And nobody in all of Oz

No Wizard that there is or was

Is ever gonna bring me down....!

GLINDA

I hope you're happy

CITIZENS OF OZ

Look at her

She's wicked

Get her!!

ELPHABA

...Bring Me Down!!!

CITIZENS OF OZ

No one mourns the wicked

So we got to bring her -

ELHPABA

ahhhhh

CITIZENS OF OZ

--Down!

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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 28, 2007
I'll sing it!
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reebeth

93/Female
Stafford, VA
Posted On: July 27, 2007
I love musicals! *Hums 'The Wizard and I'*
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 27, 2007
I Soo Totally Agree With French_horn.

WICKED WAS JUST WICKED!
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french_horn_lu

20/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 27, 2007
i like musicals!! especially when i'm in it!!~ *hehe* my fave would probably be Wicked.
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