Theater Musicals

Theater Musicals combine dramatic acting with song and dance. Ask questions about your favorite Broadway and Off Broadway musicals, the casts, the shows, the songs, and much more here.

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Does cats the musical still play?

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Yes. Cats is still on tour across america.

What was Broadways first act?

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Broadway's first act was the opening of the Park Theater on October 16, 1798. This was the first public theater on Broadway, located on the southeast corner of Park Row and Nassau Street. It was followed by several other theaters, including the Bowery Theatre, the Astor Opera House, and Niblo's Garden. These early theaters set the stage for the Golden Age of Broadway, which began in the late 1880s and lasted until the 1930s. During this period, plays and musicals were performed at the city's many theaters, including the famous Shubert, Imperial, and Lyceum theaters.

Some of the most iconic Broadway productions from this period include:

  • The Phantom of the Opera (1910)
  • Show Boat (1927)
  • Oklahoma! (1943)
  • My Fair Lady (1956)
  • A Chorus Line (1975)
  • Les Miserables (1987)
  • The Lion King (1997)
  • Wicked (2003)

Broadway has since become the pinnacle of theater in the United States, and has helped to shape the modern theater industry. Its first act was the opening of the Park Theater in 1798, which laid the groundwork for a Golden Age of Broadway that would revolutionize theater.

When did the musical phantom of the opera debut?

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The original Phantom of the Opera had come out in 1925 with Lon Chaney.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera 1986 on London Stage with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.

Name of the lion in the wiz?

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ted ross played the lion and the lions name on the movie is fleetwood coupe deville

Who is the composer of Legally Blonde?

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The music and lyrics for Legally Blonde the Musical were written by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe.

When did Rita Moreno get her part in West side story?

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After her role as Tuptim in The King and I!!!

What is the time period of Love Never Dies?

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Love Never Dies is set roughly 10 years after the events in the Phantom Of The Opera.

However, in the 2004 film, it ends with a scene involving Christine's grave, which says that she died at the age of 63, but in Love Never Dies, Christine is shot by Meg, her best friend, so she dies considerably younger.

Who wrote love never dies?

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The Musical/Book "Love Never Dies" was written by Glenn Slater and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Love Never Dies is the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera and is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now.

Was there a real Sweeney Todd?

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yes, i saw it in Barnes and Noble. its a new version with Johnny Depp in it. it's only like $11.
Yes! actually the Movie is based off the play, and play is based off the many versions of the book in London!
The character of Sweeney Todd first appeared in something called a "penny dreadful", an old serial fiction publication. The edition he appeared in was called The String of Pearls. His next appearance was in the 1979 musical and film.

What character songs are there in Oliver twist the musical?

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Well, the songs are.. (Not in this order)

1.Consider Yourself

2.Who Will Buy


4.Food, Glorious Food

5.Boy For Sale

6.Be Back Soon

7.My Name


9.You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two

10.It's A Fine Life

11.Reviewing The Situation
12.I'd Do Anything

It's a really good play/movie/book! I'd suggest reading/seeing it! (:

Is the musical wicked worth seeing?

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wicked is the most amaaazing musical i have ever seen!!!!

litterally go and see it you wont regret it, i sweeaar!!!! :P

What was the first musical on the West End?

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I am not sure exactly the first, but I know it was one by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Some of his were: Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar. I hope that helps :)

What are the ages for Christine and Raoul in the phantom of the opera?

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Christine Daa'e is supposed to be 20 years old at the time the story begins

Raoul is also supposed to be 20 or 21

However Christine's age is not directly quoted, but you can work out her age from the stories of her childhood

Acctually Christine Daae is more around her teen years being about 16-18. Christine is named younger than Raoul in the book.

Is there any dialog in cats the musical?

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Yes but it is mostly in song form as it is a musical.

How old do you have to be to see Spring Awakening?

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Spring Awakening is a mature musical so no one under 11-12. There is sexual content and explicit language.

Who is Tony in love with in the West Side Story?

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Tony and Maria don't get officially married as they pretend to in the bridal store that Maria works in and remember Tony gets killed by Chino after Anita told the Jets a lie about Maria's death!

What was the first musical performed in theatre?

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Opera evolved from Oratorio- which is sort of sung prayers that follow a certain plot ( such as the Passion Play) and while there is no acting, small bands of ( Pilgrims) no specific costume, may follow the priest around the church while the bulk of the congregation remains seated. Such a work is the Stabat Mater- roughly standing Mother. This was used during the Lenten stations of the Cross and for some odd reason was wildly popular with women. The narrative revolves around, essentially the same path as the ( Passion of the Christ). The odd thing is the entire narrative is based mainly on one song ( or hymn, for lack of a better term) and a good many verses. It starts out on the grim note: With his Bleeding arms suspended!) so you know what to expect. The entire work is essentially based on one song.

Who is the cat Demeter in the musical cats?

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If you google search it or click on this link to get one...

Hope I helped! :}

Who wrote Priscilla Queen of the Desert?

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is actually a movie. It was released in 1994 and is about two drag queens and a transsexual woman. Priscilla is actually the name of the bus they drove around in.

What is the theme for the phantom of the opera?

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Themes Appearance and Reality The fact that The Phantom of the Opera takes place behind the scenes of the opera almost automatically draws readers' attention to the disparity between reality and appearances. Leroux gives backstage details, starting with the dancers who line up in the first chapter, gossiping, and continuing on to point out the backdrops and the business arrangements that few opera goers are allowed to see. Un-like most backstage stories, though, this novel also goes into details about the Paris opera house that few of the average workers would be aware of, such as the complicated system of tunnels underneath the building, with furnaces and prisons and hoards of rats and even a lake. Some of these details might be exaggerated from reality, but they are plausible as the reality of the novel. They clearly indicate that, as much as the sets and costumes create a false world on the stage, the opera house that visitors enter only reveals part of the story regarding what it takes to put on a grand spectacle. The phantom himself is also used as a symbol to represent the ways that reality and appearance differ. The most obvious example of this is, of course, the mask that he wears. When he is wearing his mask, Christine can believe that he is a poor, misunderstood man who has just not been given the attention he deserves. When he represents himself to her as the Spirit of Music, she responds to his musical gift and really does see him as angelic. Once she sees Erik without his mask, however, she is so horrified that she can never think fondly of him again. In addition to the phantom's looks, however, his whole existence is one big charade. He is greatly gifted, but his talents are in making voices seem to appear where no one is actually talking; in coming and going without being seen; in overhearing conversations that seem to be private; and in making people think that they see things that are impossible, as in when his torture chamber turns out to be a hall of illusions. He is known as a phantom for a reason: no one is ever really sure that he exists. Innocence The phantom's anger with the society that has rejected him is balanced in this novel with the simple innocence of the love between Christine Daaé and Raoul de Chagny. Christine's life story is surrounded by the sort of heartwarming and fantastic details that are common in fairy tales. Her father, for instance, is a kindly old soul and an incredibly talented musician. He fills her childhood with the sweet view of the world that is found in folk stories. Before he dies, he tells Christine that she will be watched over by the Spirit of Music, which at first serves to give her comfort but later, as is common with innocence carried into adulthood, causes her to fall victim to Erik, who uses his talent for ventriloquism to make her loyal to him. Mme. Valerius is another example of the innocence that surrounds Christine's life. She never questions that the younger woman is doing the right thing even when others doubt her, supplying a level of sweetness and naiveté that reflects on Christine's under-standing of the world. The romance between Christine and Raoul is particularly untouched by the harsher elements of reality. From their first meeting as children, when Raoul puts his life at risk in service to her as he swims out into the ocean to retrieve her scarf, to their chance meeting years later at the opera house when they recognize each other, they are true to each other. A few times, Raoul questions Christine about her purity, but he always accepts her word that such questions are misguided. Readers believe so firmly in the couple's innocence that, when the narrator has bystanders remark that it is scandalous for them to go into her dressing room together and close the door, it is the bystanders who seem ignorant of the reality of true love. Horror This book uses several standard horror elements to make the phantom threatening and mysterious. The most obvious of these is the opera house itself, with its high, shadowy ceilings and miles of tunnels beneath. When Raoul and Christine go up to the roof, they are among the swooping gables and heavy statuary that set the ominous mood in other works, such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In its cellars readers are introduced to fantastic sights that are hard to believe: legions of forgotten workers who never see the light of day or swarms of rats that are at the command of the Rat Catcher. The most distinct horror device is Erik's face. Though he is described as having a skin disease, its manifestation gives him the exact semblance of a skull, so that even as a young man he was able to travel to county fairs and bill himself as the living dead man. His eyes, too, are described as glowing in the dark, like a cat's. These details might be unlikely in the real world, but they are not at all out of place in a horror story. Topics For Further Study * Examine the history of the Paris Commune, which Leroux says lived in the jails upon which the Opera House was built. Find out how much the underground life led in the 1870s corresponds to the underground life that Raoul discovers while going to find the place where the phantom lives. * This story centers on the opera company's performance of Faust. Read a version of the Faust story and write a short play in which Erik and Faust meet, telling each other about their common experiences. * One of this story's conceits is that, through the use of ventriloquism, Erik is able to make it seem as if his voice is coming out of places that are far from where he is hiding. Prepare a report on ventriloquism: its capabilities, its shortcomings, and its greatest practitioners. In what ways would proficiency in ventriloquism help Erik in pretending to be the Opera ghost? * Study another opera house, either in person or on the Internet. Report on what areas behind and under the stage would be handy for this house to harbor its own phantom.

Cast of Oliver musical?

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when the show originally opened on the West End (in London) the cast included: Georgia Brown as Nancy, Ron moody as Fagin, and Keith Hampshire as Oliver.

the original Broadway production featured: Georgia Brown returned as Nancy, Clive Revill as Fagin, and Bruce Prochnik as Oliver.

the current West End revival features: Jodie Prenger as Nancy, Rowan Atkinson as Fagin, and Laurence Jeffcoate, Harry Stot, and Gwion Wyn Jones as Oliver. For this production, the casting of Oliver and Nancy was done through the television series "I'd Do Anything".

What songs are going to be in the American Idiot Musical?

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Asked by Funrama

American Idiot

Jesus of Suburbia


Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Favorite Son

We Are the Waiting

St. Jimmy

Give Me Novacaine

Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel

Last Night on Earth

Too Much Too Soon

Before the Lobotomy

Extraordinary Girl

Before the Lobotomy (Reprise)

When It's Time

Know Your Enemy

21 Guns


Wake Me Up When September Ends



<3 best show ever

Who are all the people to have played Maureen in Rent the Musical?

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There are many people who have played the part of Maureen in Rent, on and off Broadway. Some of the significant people to play Maureen are:

  • Idina Menzel (original Broadway cast member, Maureen in the movie)
  • Sherie Rene Scott
  • Eden Espinosa ('Live on Broadway' recording)
  • Nicolette Hart (Broadway Tour)