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18th Mar '17 11:42:28 AM nombretomado
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* Second, films have bigger budgets than stage plays and often need to have "big names" to make sure of having an audience to justify the budget -- but most Hollywood-standard "big names" can't carry a tune in a bucket. There was a time when the standard solution was to hire a ''real'' singer to [[{{Dubbing}} dub over]] the "name" (as, for instance, with NatalieWood being dubbed by Marni Nixon in ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' -- Nixon also dubbed Deborah Kerr in ''The King and I'' and Creator/AudreyHepburn in ''My Fair Lady''), but this has fallen out of favour -- with the result that many "musical" films are distinctly ''un''musical. The alternative solution of [[Main/NonActorVehicle hiring popular singers]] to play the roles brings with it the possibility that they can't act, which can be equally painful to watch.

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* Second, films have bigger budgets than stage plays and often need to have "big names" to make sure of having an audience to justify the budget -- but most Hollywood-standard "big names" can't carry a tune in a bucket. There was a time when the standard solution was to hire a ''real'' singer to [[{{Dubbing}} dub over]] the "name" (as, for instance, with NatalieWood Creator/NatalieWood being dubbed by Marni Nixon in ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' -- Nixon also dubbed Deborah Kerr in ''The King and I'' and Creator/AudreyHepburn in ''My Fair Lady''), but this has fallen out of favour -- with the result that many "musical" films are distinctly ''un''musical. The alternative solution of [[Main/NonActorVehicle hiring popular singers]] to play the roles brings with it the possibility that they can't act, which can be equally painful to watch.
14th Mar '17 5:52:27 PM nombretomado
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There's also a new trend of the JukeboxMusical; adapting a musical play or film from the existing catalog of a musical artist, when the songs therein might not have anything to do with each other. ''Theatre/MammaMia'' (adapted from Music/{{ABBA}}), ''Theatre/MovinOut'' (adapted from Music/BillyJoel), and ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' (adapted from Music/TheBeatles) are just a few examples. ''MoulinRouge'', which didn't stick to one artist but repurposed a few decades of pop music, was likely a trend-setter here. Of course, this technique [[OlderThanTheyThink goes back a ways]]--''Film/SinginInTheRain'' reused older songs--and prolific composers would often take songs from their less-successful shows and reuse them in new productions. For example, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan took the song, "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" from their nigh-forgotten first collaboration, ''Thespis'', and recycled it in ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with minor changes in the lyrics.

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There's also a new trend of the JukeboxMusical; adapting a musical play or film from the existing catalog of a musical artist, when the songs therein might not have anything to do with each other. ''Theatre/MammaMia'' (adapted from Music/{{ABBA}}), ''Theatre/MovinOut'' (adapted from Music/BillyJoel), and ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' (adapted from Music/TheBeatles) are just a few examples. ''MoulinRouge'', ''Film/MoulinRouge'', which didn't stick to one artist but repurposed a few decades of pop music, was likely a trend-setter here. Of course, this technique [[OlderThanTheyThink goes back a ways]]--''Film/SinginInTheRain'' reused older songs--and prolific composers would often take songs from their less-successful shows and reuse them in new productions. For example, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan took the song, "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" from their nigh-forgotten first collaboration, ''Thespis'', and recycled it in ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with minor changes in the lyrics.
26th Feb '17 10:34:35 AM Luppercus
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* ''[[Literature/{{Babar}} Babar the movie]]''
15th Feb '17 6:58:50 AM DrOO7
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* ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''

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* ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. London's second-longest running musical, opening in 1986, one year after ''Les Miserables'', and Broadway's longest, opening in 1988.
13th Feb '17 11:37:08 PM jewishenjolras
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* ''Theatre/DearEvanHansen''
8th Feb '17 12:45:32 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/CabinInTheSky''
31st Jan '17 6:20:23 PM lakingsif
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* ''Series/OurGayWeddingTheMusical''



* ''Series/OurGayWeddingTheMusical''

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* ''Series/OurGayWeddingTheMusical''
31st Jan '17 6:19:47 PM lakingsif
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* ''Series/OurGayWeddingTheMusical''
31st Jan '17 4:06:53 PM mkmlp
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* The audio versions of at least two unrelated ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' {{fan fic}}s are turned have been turned into musicales: ''FanFic/BrideOfDiscord'' and ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle''. The latter of which even has an opening theme for each episode.
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30th Jan '17 4:27:49 AM StFan
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* ''Theater/TheLightPrincess''

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* ''Theater/TheLightPrincess''''Theatre/TheLightPrincess''
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