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24th Sep '16 2:24:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof''
24th Sep '16 2:24:43 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Theatre/AShoggothOnTheRoof''

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* ''Theatre/AShoggothOnTheRoof''''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof''
24th Sep '16 2:24:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Theatre/AShoggothOnTheRoof''
24th Sep '16 2:23:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
22nd Sep '16 9:53:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', a loose SettingUpdate of the opera ''LaBoheme'' as a {{Grunge}} RockOpera.

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* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', a loose SettingUpdate of the opera ''LaBoheme'' ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' as a {{Grunge}} RockOpera.
30th Aug '16 6:22:50 AM Phoenixion
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' (1977)
25th Aug '16 9:32:35 PM Eievie
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "[[TitleTheAdaptation Rollercoaster The Musical]]"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "[[TitleTheAdaptation Rollercoaster [[TitleTheAdaptation "Rollercoaster: The Musical]]"
Musical]][[ExcitedShowTitle !"]]
25th Aug '16 9:29:32 PM Eievie
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->''"We should do it again! This time, as a musical! Whadya say? We'll do all the same things, except we'll break into spontaneous singing and choreography with no discernable music source!"''\\
''"Hmm. What assurance would we have that everyone else would also break into song and do the same thing?"''\\
''"I dunno. I think they probably will."''
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''''', "[[TitleTheAdaptation Rollercoaster The Musical]]"

A musical is any presentation in which a major part of the exposition and/or action comes through the medium of song (and often, but not necessarily, [[SummonBackupDancers dance as well]]). This sounds simple, but it has so many permutations that it is a loaded term for most people. For example, if you were to say that the only real difference between an {{Opera}} and a musical is in what theaters they're showing it in, expect vehement protests -- and yet, trying to come up with definitions that will perfectly separate one from the other is just about impossible. It doesn't help that musicals evolved directly out of opera--specifically the comic genre of "light" opera or operetta--and that many late-19th and early-20th century plays-with-singing could easily be classified as either. A prime example is the works of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan: at the time they were called operas (they didn't call the company and theatre G&S wrote for the D'Oyly Carte ''Opera'' Company playing at the Savoy ''Opera'' for nothing), but today they are often considered to be the earliest notable examples of musicals.

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->''"We ->'''Phineas''': We should do it again! This time, as a musical! Whadya say? We'll do all the same things, except we'll break into spontaneous singing and choreography with no discernable music source!"''\\
''"Hmm.
source!\\
'''Ferb''': Hmm.
What assurance would we have that everyone else would also break into song and do the same thing?"''\\
''"I
thing?\\
'''Phineas''': I
dunno. I think they probably will."''
will.
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "[[TitleTheAdaptation Rollercoaster The Musical]]"

A musical is any presentation in which a major part of the exposition and/or action comes through the medium of song (and often, but not necessarily, [[SummonBackupDancers dance as well]]). This sounds simple, but it has so many permutations that it is a loaded term for most people. For example, if you were to say that the only real difference between an {{Opera}} and a musical is in what theaters they're showing it in, expect vehement protests -- and protests--and yet, trying to come up with definitions that will perfectly separate one from the other is just about impossible. It doesn't help that musicals evolved directly out of opera--specifically the comic genre of "light" opera or operetta--and that many late-19th and early-20th century plays-with-singing could easily be classified as either. A prime example is the works of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan: at the time they were called operas (they didn't call the company and theatre G&S wrote for the D'Oyly Carte ''Opera'' Company playing at the Savoy ''Opera'' for nothing), but today they are often considered to be the earliest notable examples of musicals.



* First, theatre is typically more forgiving of [[MilkingTheGiantCow grand, melodramatic gestures]], such as... well, bursting into song at highly emotional moments... that just look silly on film. Directors often deal with this by adding in some sort of frame story to justify all the singing (as in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', where the songs are envisioned as taking place [[MusicalWorldHypotheses inside Roxie's head]]; the song "Class" had to be cut because there was no way to make it fit that scheme); alternatively, they can just go with the inherent high camp of the genre and hope they get away with it.

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* First, theatre is typically more forgiving of [[MilkingTheGiantCow grand, melodramatic gestures]], such as... as… well, bursting into song at highly emotional moments... moments… that just look silly on film. Directors often deal with this by adding in some sort of frame story to justify all the singing (as in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', where the songs are envisioned as taking place [[MusicalWorldHypotheses inside Roxie's head]]; the song "Class" had to be cut because there was no way to make it fit that scheme); alternatively, they can just go with the inherent high camp of the genre and hope they get away with it.
14th Aug '16 10:29:37 AM yappydog
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* ''Theatre/{{Eugenius}}''
1st Aug '16 2:44:54 AM masterofthehouse
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* ''Theatre/TheSpongeBobMusical''
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