I just posted to the "Show Tunes" thread and its nice to arrive here among the cretins.
I hate musicals. As I said there, 98% are just appaling and the 2% I like have no reason for my liking them.....and I'm proud to be in the company of those who like "Sweeney." I had the tape with Lansbury and Hearn and literally wore it out watching the damn thing!! I also like "Little Shop of Horrors" but I think mainly I'm in love with Ellen Greene and that accent combined with incredible voice control.
I have been almost ejected from "Phantom" for being obnoxious and making loud jokes over the contrived lyrics and tunes. ALW can simply kiss my ass. The only classic that I really enjoy is "Music Man" and again, I have no idea why. The main benefit I see in musicals is they give me songs to parody, as Leej knows............
OOOOOOOOOKlahoma, where the broads come running cross the plains
And their big bazooms are like balloons
And they all wear t-Shirts in the rain.
OOOOOOOOOOOKlahoma where my dar-ar-arlin you and I
Can steal your Daddy's truck, go out and throw a fuck
And then to your Mother we will lie.
.......there is of course more..........