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Musical Adaption Ideas:

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Post your idea for a musical adaption here.

Cloudy With A Chanceof Meatballs as a dark tragicomedy along the lines of Little Shop of Horrors. Yes.
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The Shining as a dark/absurdist musical comedy. The only bit I can remember—

Jack: They say you feel warm before you freeze to death/they say it's nice and toasty down in hell/ Fire and brimstone, that sounds swell/ because anything is better than the (partygoers:hope your stay is pleasant at the) (the guy who killed his daughters:come and join the party) (partygoers and guy, as they drag the protesting and metaphorically dead jack back into the shadows: at the Overlook Hotel.)

 3 OOZE, Mon, 27th Dec '10 2:13:40 PM from Transsexual,Transylvania
Don't feed the plants!
^^taco wiz is a Pretty Cool Guy. eh stales ideas frum OOZE and duzn't afraid of anything!
I'm feeling strangely happy now, contented and serene. Oh don't you see, finally I'll be, somewhere that's green...
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Did I say it was MY idea? Tell me where I said that.
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I've always wanted to do Hitler's life as a Sweeney Todd-esque musical. Whimsical tragedy, I suppose.

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I've been thinking about Butter Battle Book and Virgina Tech Massacre tragicomedy musicals.
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 7 OOZE, Mon, 3rd Jan '11 12:19:23 PM from Transsexual,Transylvania
Don't feed the plants!
^^You could even incorporate Springtime for Hitler!
I'm feeling strangely happy now, contented and serene. Oh don't you see, finally I'll be, somewhere that's green...
 8 betterthanstrawberry, Tue, 4th Jan '11 8:45:05 AM from back in the atmosphere.
Dreaming out loud.
A Firefly musical, performed by the original cast.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
 9 Grain, Thu, 6th Jan '11 5:11:59 PM from South Northwest Earth
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Every play that wins the Pulitzer Prize should get an upbeat jukebox musical adaptation that appeals to the masses.
Virgina Tech Massacre tragicomedy musical

1. That isn't an adaptation

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I think that "Plan 9 from Outer Space" could work well as rock musical spoof like Rocky Horror.

Also, I never saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but the page here doesn't really seem to mention anything that implies "dark tragicomedy."

edited 22nd Jan '11 5:41:54 PM by Pannic

OMG its Bonnie Gruesen
A Metal gear Solid musical would be boss.
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Doctor Who.

 13 blackcat, Sun, 27th Feb '11 8:31:01 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Snakes on a Plane—> SNAKES!

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edited 27th Feb '11 4:24:06 PM by blackcat

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Anna Karenina as a Russian Opera. Strangely, it was one of the first things I though about after finishing it.
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 15 Fusionman, Mon, 7th Mar '11 7:34:48 AM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Mass Effect The Musical. tongue

Actually that'd be either the worst thing ever, or the BEST THING EVER.
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 16 cheeseypoofs, Thu, 17th Mar '11 2:12:29 PM from my happy place
I really think that Easy A would make a surprisingly good musical. Possibly because of the fact that the plot is based off of a classic novel.
 17 Firestarter, Thu, 17th Mar '11 5:48:31 PM from over the rainbow Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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Death Note, Sweeney Todd style.
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 18 cheeseypoofs, Fri, 18th Mar '11 1:23:02 PM from my happy place
I would pay broadway ticket prices to see that.
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I think Doctor Who would be fabulous as the basis of a parody musical, but I'm also pretty sure it would fail as a serious adaptation.

It's easy, mmkay?
Posted a longer description of a hypothetical Lady Gaga Jukebox Musical over in Music.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13007748550A14929200&page=1#3
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 21 cheeseypoofs, Tue, 22nd Mar '11 6:58:09 PM from my happy place
[up] I think Lady Gaga's music would make a really good Jukebox Musical, because her concerts seem to have a running storyline, so it would make a relatively smooth transition. Then again, I could be horribly wrong.
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A prequel to Portal featuring Cave Johnson, Caroline, and their daughter Chell. The focus would be on Cave Johnson's slow descent into insanity and eventually his death, and the climax would be Caroline's unwilling transformation into GLaDOS. Perhaps, to include more plot and less Adaptation Expansion, this could merely be the beginning of a longer story involving the attempts to restrain GLaDOS, her gassing of the facility on Take Your Daughter To Work Day, and perhaps even the events of the first Portal game (or both).
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...Is what' above spoilers from Portal 2 or is it all made-up? I must know before I highlight those tags.
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Spoilers from Portal 2.
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@femaledavinci, You Are Not Alone! It ran for 46 perfs, in 1992. It's actually a rather famous flop- I first heard of it from the Forbidden Broadway parody. The Other Wiki informs me there's now an actual studio album with a few members of the OBC. :O

If it were possible to transpose as much of the original verse into song as possible, I think Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not For Burning would be my pick.
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