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Fresh Face
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Post Adult Musical Suggestion
Hi all...

I am involved in a group involving parents, staff and alumni of a local highschool. We do a musical production every 2-3 years and are looking for suggestions for our next project. In the recent past, we have done Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Crazy for You, and Guys and Dolls.

We typically look for a musical production that has the following characteristics:

- a number of good lead roles (both male and female)
- a comedy (this is mandatory)
- a large chorus (we typically have from 25-30 people that we need to work onto the stage)...again, a balance of male and female is helpful
- a recognizable play...this is not mandatory, but we find we have better audiences when the play is known
- we can handle dance but would likely shy away from a production that is primarily dance

I know that narrows things down but would appreciate any thoughts you night have. Thanks in advance,


Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:16 pm
Young Hoofer
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Post Re: Adult Musical Suggestion
Little Shop of Horrors or Hairspray?

I also thought of The Producers and Spamalot, but they are a little light on female leads...

Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Broadway Legend
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Post Re: Adult Musical Suggestion
Maybe Joseph and the Amazing Technicollor dreamcoat would do?

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Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:56 pm
Broadway Legend
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Post Re: Adult Musical Suggestion
Little Shop won't do, cast size is too small.

Seussical would fit...
Sweeney Todd isn't technically a comedy, but it definitely has a lot of funny bits, and has the advantage of being (IMO) the greatest musical ever written...
Urinetown has a somewhat unsettling tone, but otherwise feels like a good fit.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:33 pm
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