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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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xxSCENEqueenXX

22/Female
Germany
Posted On: July 27, 2007
musicals aren't my thing...

they get so annoying
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Keanelover1289

21/Female
Posted On: July 27, 2007
I personally love musicals, as I am a musical actress. I've done The Music Man, Into The Woods, Fiddler On The Roof, and learned songs from Wicked and Cats.
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 27, 2007
Oops, stupid typo. I meant articles. And I meant to capitalize that i. XD
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 27, 2007
This article was really good. If JezZ keeps writing good artciles like this, i may not have anything to complain over.
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: July 26, 2007
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Love musicals!

~Eli~

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MBranch

19/Female
Harleysville, PA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
as much of the song "memory" as i could post it is from my favorite musical "cats" here's the rest

alone with the memory

Of my days in the sun

If you touch me

You'll understand what happiness is

Look

A new day has begun

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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 26, 2007
i was just in the pied piper, it was great! lots of solos for the part i had...
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MBranch

19/Female
Harleysville, PA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
Daylight

See the dew on the sunflower

And a rose that is fading

Roses whither away

Like the sunflower

I yearn to turn my face to the dawn

I am waiting for the day . . .

Midnight

Not a sound from the pavement

Has the moon lost her memory?

She is smiling alone

In the lamplight

The withered leaves collect at my feet

And the wind begins to moan

Memory

All alone in the moonlight

I can smile at the old days

I was beautiful then

I remember the time I knew what happiness was

Let the memory live again

Every streetlamp

Seems to beat a fatalistic warning

Someone mutters

And the streetlamp gutters

And soon it will be morning

Daylight

I must wait for the sunrise

I must think of a new life

And I musn't give in

When the dawn comes

Tonight will be a memory too

And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days

The stale cold smell of morning

The streetlamp dies, another night is over

Another day is dawning

Touch me

It's so easy to leave me

All
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: July 26, 2007
musicals are awesome. i have been in three in one summer.
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its_skiz_not_s

20/Female
Germany
Posted On: July 26, 2007
I love Rent.

Not the movie, but the actual musical.

It's phenomenal!
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: July 26, 2007
I love! musicals especially GREASE it was so cool.I kinda like the Nutcracker two
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
i ment musicals sorry
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
good article but not appealing 2 me cuz i hate articles
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rejhoopster121

106/Female
Bulgaria
Posted On: July 26, 2007
I myself love the Phantom of the Opera. That's really powerful for me. I'm super excited about reading the book, watching the movie, talking to one of the people who were in the broadway show, and learning the songs next year in school. It may sound nerdy, but I can't wait.
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thschic09

23/Female
Massillon, OH
Posted On: July 26, 2007
i love it. it's great. WOW!
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