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Sister act The Musical (May 2009) 
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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
I'm not mocking it. I'm just saying... the original WAS a musical. The idea of making a movie musical, famous for its songs, into a different musical with different songs seems somewhat odd.


They sort of did the same with Flashdance, when that was made into a touring musical last year, that is selling well and is a good musical to see. We'll see in three months time what Sister Act is like.


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Don't judge it until it's opened...

At the rate you lot are going, you're going to be stuck listening to "Sondheim's Greatest Hits with a bit of R&H thrown in" for the rest of your lives... Open up, be free for new ideas. You lot slag off more of less everything that's opened on Broadway or in London over the past year and a half.

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I was just a bit shocked at the idea at first. I guess it might be interesting.

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wicked_boy wrote:
Don't judge it until it's opened...

At the rate you lot are going, you're going to be stuck listening to "Sondheim's Greatest Hits with a bit of R&H thrown in" for the rest of your lives... Open up, be free for new ideas. You lot slag off more of less everything that's opened on Broadway or in London over the past year and a half.


Our beef is not with the material the musical is based on. Our beef is that the film already had a score, and a great score at that, by some of the best musical acts of all time. To replace it with an entirely new score seems counterproductive. Other Disney movies (this one was Disney via Touchstone) have made the relatively seamless transition to the stage without much change, so why not this one?

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Brother Marvin Hinten, S. wrote:
wicked_boy wrote:
Don't judge it until it's opened...

At the rate you lot are going, you're going to be stuck listening to "Sondheim's Greatest Hits with a bit of R&H thrown in" for the rest of your lives... Open up, be free for new ideas. You lot slag off more of less everything that's opened on Broadway or in London over the past year and a half.


Our beef is not with the material the musical is based on. Our beef is that the film already had a score, and a great score at that, by some of the best musical acts of all time. To replace it with an entirely new score seems counterproductive. Other Disney movies (this one was Disney via Touchstone) have made the relatively seamless transition to the stage without much change, so why not this one?


You need to think of the film and the new stage show as two different things. They are two different things, just both have the same themes / plotline within them.

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When one of those things is relying on the other thing to sell tickets and garner some publicity, it's kind of hard to do that. Just, you know, something I thought of.


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star2ballie wrote:
all i know is sister act 2 is the best because it has 'joyful joyful' in it. and they tear that shit UP!


So true :lol: Now if they turned that into a musical, I would definitely be excited!

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:( I heard them [producers] talkin about it on the news.
They said it will be like, "A new and improved version, but different and funnier"

Have those dumbos ever heard of a little show called "NUNSENSE!"

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I like the IDEA of it, but if they removed the gospel angle, that spoils it, as it's the whole point... it was a different ANGLE of religious musical worship than what the nuns were used to. There are no Disco churches. I hope.

I mean if they did it with gospel, and kept Hail Holy Queen and I Will Follow Him, it'd be great.


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i think this would be pretty interesting to see


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Brother Marvin Hinten, S. wrote:
When one of those things is relying on the other thing to sell tickets and garner some publicity, it's kind of hard to do that. Just, you know, something I thought of.

Well, just think of the old movie as a "hook" for the new musical.

But as Nick Hutson said, if they used the old material, it would be more or less a "jukebox" musical...blah! I prefer the songs to be well integrated into the show. "Mamma Mia!" however did a pretty good job fitting the story to the songs.

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