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16 June 2006 @ 05:34 pm
Question for my readers (or anyone really)  
I'm racking my brain on this one but, if Emmett were to have a favorite musical, what would it be? And it would have to be one with lots of costumes, a real extravaganza!

I don't really know that much about musicals - the only ones I like are Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and Oliver.

Those won't work. Thanks in advance.
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lucinda428lucinda428 on June 17th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
P.S. Fosse's too dark, though he does have divas. Emmett is a light person, so - not Sondheim and not Fosse. Definitely Herman and Rodgers & Hammerstein. And he would've loved the film of My Fair Lady, too. All those cossies and flowers and hats, and Audrey.
Maria: Gale scruffy shotslave_o_spike on June 17th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
God I love My Fair Lady! See, I thought of using that one, but it might not work for my purposes.

I know I want to go with Barbara as the Diva so i was thinking Funny Girl. and you're the second person to mention Hello Dolly.

The Hello Dolly clothes would be the 1900's, correct? The "gay 90's?' (I used to know things like this). The flapper costumes for Funny Girl would be perfect but Hello dolly sounds like a good contender too.

Thank you for the insight. I agree that Fosse might have been too dark.
lucinda428lucinda428 on June 17th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
First, you have to know it's "Barbra", not "Barbara". You'll never pass as a queen otherwise!

Second, both shows you mention would be OK. Dolly! is campier, but FG is an iconic queen show too. Streisand originated Funny Girl on Broadway before filming it. Like Idina Menzel in Wicked, it was her first lead role and she won the Tony. Also the movie, an Oscar (I think, certainly a nom) and instant stardom. But she did NOT do Hello, Dolly! live - only on film. It was Carol Channing's legendary performance on stage (which I saw, though on one of its late revivals). I don't know whether these details matter to you.

Hello Dolly is based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. I think you're right that they're both set in the 1890s. It's the era of bustles and big hats, anyway. The second lead female is a milliner in it, so lots of hats.

If you choose Funny Girl, you may also need to know that the big love ballad that's also the finale was a different song in the film. If this is relevant let me know and I'll tell you which was which.
Maria: My Fandom has chainsawsslave_o_spike on June 18th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
See? Barbra? I wouldn't even have known that!

*hangs head*

I'm glad you mentioned that or I would have written it as Barbara.

This is why I put out a call out for this info.

Actually the music in the musical isn't that important to me (well, not right now at least) as are the costumes.

If it is in the future of my series or if there's anything else I need to know regarding musicals, YOU will definitely be the first person I ask.

I'd say go ahead and pick someone for the meat grinder but I'm not quite sure you're reading the story.

lucinda428lucinda428 on June 18th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm not quite sure you're reading the story.

I'm sorry, but I'm not. Crack!fic is not really my speed. But I loved your latest standalone.
Maria: BJ Sex Take 2slave_o_spike on June 18th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Well thank you for the fb on my standalone.

And yeah - I knew I wouldn't get the same readership on the series. I was actually surprised I even started it but I thought the fandom needed a little levity.
lucinda428lucinda428 on June 18th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
You're certainly not wrong there. Anyway, always happy to help in the musicals department.
lucinda428lucinda428 on June 18th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
BTW, sorry it's taken this long for this penny to drop, but you do know that Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is a musical ABOUT cannibalisation, don't you? It has songs in it about eating other people.

Just sayin'.
Maria: Shaun It's on Fandomslave_o_spike on June 18th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. My boyfriend in college told me about the musical with Angela Lansbury and that other guy (can't remember his name) and he had it on tape.

Most people thought that I was going to do a Hills Have Eyes kind of cannibal fic and then were surprised when I took the Sweeney Todd approach.