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LoonyMagic July 18th, 2008 1:27 pm

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I think it depends on what kind of plot they were thinking of. But, to be honest, the idea doesn't really appeal to me and I'd be scared that it would be given too much creative licence.

Riochet July 18th, 2008 4:53 pm

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It depends if it's done tastefully.
Who'd have thought someone could make a successful musical from a story of a serial killer and a pie maker? Sweeney Todd got brilliant reviews, and this shows in it's ticket sales.
It obviously wouldn't have any dramatic songs - the songs could come give comedic value. Vernon and Petunia could have a song, ordering Harry around. If written and composed well, this would be great to watch (in words it doesn't sound good - but just think about it).

The point is, don't be so close-minded. My original reaction was "OMGZ *** NOOOO?!?!?!?!****eoneelevenonehunder11!!1WW22"?" as well, but on reflection it's not a bad idea. It doesn't have to be one that relies on the songs to tell the story - just to help make it a good performance.

Besides, we could have Hoggywarty Hogwarts, the Sorting hat's song, and an extended version of the Golblin's singing their warning. It really could work. There are obviously certain characters that shouldn't sing at all - Snape, Quirrel, Mc Gonnogal etc. But if used tastefully, I think it could be great :)

/rant

Mrs_D_Malfoy July 18th, 2008 4:57 pm

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woah no way! it's not that i mind musicals or anything but harry potter? i think anything that was a book should not be a musical, it's way too weird. :p

Potter_fan July 18th, 2008 4:59 pm

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no just no.....

I do not think a musical could work.....I mean look at what all the cut out of the movies from the books.....they would have to cut out WAY too much to avoid people sitting for hours and hours and hours...and a few hundred more hours....



It just wouldn't work..and only doing like SS/PS isn't good either cuz then what about the other 6 books?

sunshinehannah July 18th, 2008 6:01 pm

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Yeahhh, I'd definately go and see it! I think it sounds really cool!!
xx

sticky July 18th, 2008 6:20 pm

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I can imagine it now...a much longer version and adapted version of the Mysterious ticking noise :rotfl:

Snape...snape..severus snape..:lol:

fattoad July 18th, 2008 6:25 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sticky (Post 5088355)
I can imagine it now...a much longer version and adapted version of the Mysterious ticking noise :rotfl:

Snape...snape..severus snape..:lol:

:lol:

Voldemort, voldemort, ooh voldie voldie voldemort! :D


I think it sounds kind of crazy tbh. I mean, a musical?! I really can't imagine any of the charcters singing.

I'd probably watch it so I can laugh at it. :yuhup:

Potter_fan July 18th, 2008 6:27 pm

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Dumbledore!!!

Slytherngoddess July 19th, 2008 9:07 pm

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I'm not a musical fan. At all. So no. Don't care that it's Harry Potter. There's still an overall chance that I'd be bored to death JUST BECAUSE it's a musical.

Klio July 19th, 2008 9:14 pm

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hmmmm.

Colour me a sceptic.
LotR was a bit of a train wreck, as far as I am aware. I thought about going for a long time, but after collecting a lot of information from all sorts of soruces (including many LotR fans who went to see it) I made a very informed decision (IMHO) that it would be a waste of my money.

I can't see how Harry Potter (especially the WHOLE series?!!) could possibly be turned into something any more sensible.

I am sure there are real musical fans (I like some musicals, but am not a particular fan of the genre as a whole) may well enjoy it. But I really think that this smacks of cheap cashing-in. :no:

Potter_fan July 19th, 2008 10:42 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Slytherngoddess (Post 5089302)
I'm not a musical fan. At all. So no. Don't care that it's Harry Potter. There's still an overall chance that I'd be bored to death JUST BECAUSE it's a musical.

I do not have a problem with the fact it is a musical....I only have a problem with Harry Potter can not correctly be turned INTO a musicl without cutting out too much info OR making the patrions sit for a few hundred hours...

I would see this failing on an EPIC lvl...

wickedwickedboy July 19th, 2008 10:56 pm

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Like a Rock Opera? Sort of like that old musical Jesus Christ, Superstar? I don't know. Perhaps as a frivolus comedy with a frolicking trio, break dancing Dumbledore, tap dancing Snape and Voldemort the ballerina. I guess the Marauders and Lily could do modern dance and Neville and Luna some sort of ballroom thing. But it would be funny even if a serious undertaking. All in opera:

Voldemort: "I'mmmmmmmmmmmm going to Killlllllllllllllllllllllllll you!"

Harry: "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo-ooo-ooooo"

Bella: Crucio - crucio - cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-uuu--uu-uuuu-uu-cioooooooo!!!

ArryGrotter July 19th, 2008 11:39 pm

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Only if it's a good musical....

(Which isn't very likely :lol:)

stephndel July 20th, 2008 3:26 am

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I love musicals... but... I seriously can't imagine how HP could translate into one... It would take some pretty clever writing and casting to make it credible and do the story justice, and I cringe at the thought of how badly it could be messed up!! :no: :no: :no:

If it happened (and if it came to Australia) then I would definitely go see it, but the thought scares me at the same time...

(I can't imagine LOTR as a musical either... had no idea it had happened!!)

LordThingy July 20th, 2008 4:19 am

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I think this sounds like a really bad idea... personally. I doubt I would see it.

Slytherngoddess July 20th, 2008 5:16 am

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Even if I don't have to sit through 5+ hours, I still wouldn't go. There'd probably be no point since I'm sure a lot of things would be left out.

ReginaRavenclaw July 20th, 2008 6:41 am

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This just can't be true. I mean, eew. But I would probably see it against my will. It's Harry.

SweaterVest014 July 20th, 2008 4:16 pm

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I would watch it for laughs. :)

Bunny July 20th, 2008 8:18 pm

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I'm not a fan of musicals, and the thought of HP being made into a musical frightens me.

No, no, no, no, no ... but then, a lot of people do like them, so ...

Klio July 20th, 2008 8:36 pm

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I just realised something.....


Just thinking of the many complaints about cuts in the movies .... Just imagine what most HP fans would say about a musical that (say) squeezes all seven volumes into three hours or so! :lol:


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