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Old 8th Jan 2008, 16:32   #1
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Default Books as Musicals

I never could get my head around The Woman in White as a musical, but I believe the "books I never thought would be musicals" trump card may just have been played.

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Music by Adrian Gurvitz, presumably?

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Let's not forget...

Derek Smalls: Remember at Luton Palace we were talking about writing a rock musical based on the life of Jack the Ripper.
David St. Hubbins: Yeah!
[singing]
David St. Hubbins: You're a naughty one...
Derek Smalls, David St. Hubbins: Saucy Jack...
David St. Hubbins: You're a haughty one, saucy Jack.
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Sutcliffe! The Musical, from Brass Eye?
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Tristram Shandy: The Musical

ACT 1, SCENE 1
Stage is bare. Actor portraying Tristram walks on as the orchestra starts playing the intro to the first song ("When I Was Born"). Actor finds his place and opens his mouth to sing.

Orchestra immediately aborts song. Conductor shuffles through pages. Musicians re-tune their instruments. Actor waits, annoyed.

Orchestra starts playing intro to slightly different song ("When I Was Born Part 2"). Actor clears his throat and opens his mouth to sing.

Orchestra immediately aborts song...

Da capo al fine.
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Fighting Fantasy: The Musical

Lights dim. Actor walks on stage.

Music begins. Acting sings, "I'm on a quest, on a quest I am. To slay the dragon, to steal the gold."

If you want the actor to take the left path, come back on 17th July. If you want the actor to take the right path, come back on 30th October. Otherwise, come back on 25th November.
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Maybe Anne Frank! The Musical will be something like this.
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The Road: A Monotonal Musical

The theatre was empty, the arts crowd all being dead or eaten and dead. The dirge began and the man began to sing and neither did he cease to sing...

It goes on in this vein, until right at the end a colourful crowd dance on singing "You can always depend on/ The kindness of strangers" from the "A Streetcar named Marge" episode of The Simpsons.
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By the way, now that I think about it an Anne Frank musical isn't that far-fetched. There's been at least one concept album made about her, after all (Neutral Milk Hotel's The Aeroplane Over The Sea).
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That's about Anne Frank is it? I really like that album, but I don't know enough about her to have spotted the reference - unless it says "Anne Frank" somewhere on that near-impossible to read lyrics sheet, in which case ignore me.
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