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SWEENEY TODD is a Musical! No, it's an Opera! 
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This is taken from an ancient BroadwayWorld column. It's certainly good for a laugh.

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Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
The orchestra is dressed in black tie.
Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
The orchestra is dressed in black t-shirts.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
It stars a legendary singing actress with an illustrious career.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
It stars a debut artist who hasn't played any of the major houses.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
The director's interpretation totally ruined it for you.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
The conductor's interpretation totally ruined it for you.

Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
"The Worst Pies in London" is an aria.
Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
"Epiphany" is a showtune.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
That rude person next to you didn't applaud the stars' entrances.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
That rude person next to you applauded while the orchestra was playing.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
You were on the phone the moment tickets went on sale because you wanted great seats for the biggest theatre event of the season.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
It came with your subscription.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
Stephen Sondheim is the supreme musical dramatist of our time.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
Stephen Sondheim is one of those annoying 20th Century composers who always give me a headache.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
Nobody in the audience knows what a character mime is.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
Nobody in the audience knows who Hugh Wheeler is.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
That guy playing Pirelli is hilarious.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
That guy playing Pirelli is the only one singing correctly.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
Tobias' big song is "Not While I'm Around".
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
Tobias' big aria is "Nothin's Gonna Harm You".

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
Anthony and Johanna take their curtain call together.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
Even the guy playing Fogg gets a solo bow.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
You wonder why Mrs. Lovett takes her bow after Sweeney.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
You wonder why the mezzo takes her bow after the soprano.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
The factory whistle is a symbol of the incursion of the industrial age on the human spirit.
Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
The factory whistle is a G sharp.


Love it! =D>

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Hahahahaha! This was very insightful and interesting...I Lovett as well! :wink:

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SomeoneLikeYou wrote:
Hahahahaha! This was very insightful and interesting...I Lovett as well! :wink:


#-o #-o =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Koza, you should know that there's never a wrong time for a bad pun! :D Anyway, I can add another one to the list.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
The leading man dies.

Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
The leading lady dies.

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SomeoneLikeYou wrote:
Koza, you should know that there's never a wrong time for a bad pun! :D Anyway, I can add another one to the list.

Sweeney Todd is a MUSICAL when...
The leading man dies.

Sweeney Todd is an OPERA when...
The leading lady dies.


I know, SLY. :) I love the bad pun :P I would make something of that nature, too and my family would hate me for it. :wink:

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To be completely honest I make love it/Lovett puns on a regular basis as well. I even have a Piece of Flair on Facebook ala iPod style with Mrs. Lovett's silhouette holding a rolling pin that says "iLovett". :D

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Ah... brilliant!

Bad puns= <3

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Quote:
You wonder why the mezzo takes her bow after the soprano


That made me smile, being the soprano I am.


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That made my day :D

And SLY: You have an Alan Rickman avatar. yay! :lol:


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STRWBRRY wrote:
And SLY: You have an Alan Rickman avatar. yay! :lol:


Glad you noticed! :D It is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

Yes, I felt that I needed to proclaim my love for the man on a grander scale.

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His Turpin was my favorite thing about the film adaptation.

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Well, if I were Movie Johanna, I know that I would've gladly married his Turpin. In a heartbeat. :P

Then, of course, he would've had no reason to go to Sweeney for the shave, and the story would end right there. But I don't care...bahahahaha.

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