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Thread #24313   Message #277474
Posted By: Whistle Stop
14-Aug-00 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: worst songs from musicals
Subject: RE: worst songs from musicals
I'm no expert -- I think most musicals are pretty awful, so I avoid them. Have to agree with those who pointed the finger at "South Pacific," which epitomizes everything bad about musicals. Same for "Annie Get Your Gun (or anything else that features Ethel Merman). And "The Sound Of Music" is so saccharinze sweet that it turns my stomach. But it's hard to pick the worst, particularly when you include all those Elvis movies.

I liked "West Side Story" and "the Wizard of Oz," and felt that some others had some redeeming value ("The King And I," "My Fair Lady," "An American In Paris," "Mary Poppins"). But I can't say they're my favorite art form.