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Wildhorn's "Wonderland" to Premiere in Tampa, FL.. 
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Ok so we've known for a loooooooooooong time that he was working on this thing... I personally didn't know it was a modern retelling set in Manhattan... don't know how this is going to play out... and it terrifies me...

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Somewhere in England, the Reverend Charles Dodgson is turning in agony within his grave. :-({|=

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Frank Wildhorn is back? :roll: Wonderful.
He should just stop composing, Scarlet Pimpernel is his only halfway decent show, imo.

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The Wildhorn joke in [title of show] is one of my favourites.

HUNTER: (talking about the show's tagline) And on the poster we can have "It's time to believe in dreaming again, [title of show], it's time, believe, dream". Jeff, can you write us a song called 'Believe in Dreams'?

JEFF: I think Frank Wildhorn beat me to it.


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Felix Felicis wrote:
The Wildhorn joke in [title of show] is one of my favourites.

HUNTER: (talking about the show's tagline) And on the poster we can have "It's time to believe in dreaming again, [title of show], it's time, believe, dream". Jeff, can you write us a song called 'Believe in Dreams'?

JEFF: I think Frank Wildhorn beat me to it.


ROFLMFAO!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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how does that quote go? stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

wildhorn just needs to try somethin different. he has some nice moments here and there in his music and in his books, but he's gotta realize he's not gonna be boubili and schoenborg and the days of the mega musical are DEAD AND GONE


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I've heard some of the songs already.

It's going to be BAD.

He stole a melody line from Enrique Iglesias.

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Matthew wrote:
I've heard some of the songs already.

It's going to be BAD.

He stole a melody line from Enrique Iglesias.


Eeek. :? What did he steal?

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I forget which song. It's just something bad composers do though. Or it's because he's mad that Linda didn't record the song since it was written for a man.

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Hahahahaha, well I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case.

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I think you hit the nail on the head, MM.

SOME of his songs aren't bad and have great potential... the book for Jekyll and Hyde is an utter catastrophe although he's not necessarily to blame for that... although I'm sure he didn't help it. I think Scarlet Pimpernel is the closest thing he has to a good show... except some of the songs just do not fit... You Are My Home comes to mind. I like the book ok... certainly better than J&H. J&H could be good if he would be willing to get rid of about half of it and re-write much of the second half, imo... having thought about this a lot I think I know how it could be a really great show but that is not the topic for this thread.

Wildhorn's biggest problem with his composing process, imo, is that he writes completely random melody or chorus lines and keeps a big file on them and then goes back through them and sees what melody would fit in a particular place that a song is needed. Instead of writing a song FOR a character he tries to match the character to the already semi-written song... at least, this is my understanding of his process from a select few things I've read.

And yes, the McMusical is not a predominant force for new material anymore... he barely got on the tail end of that system as it is! His shows don't quite match the styles of ALW or B&S that made the McMusical era really distinct Granted ALW and B&S are quite different, Wildhorn is even more different than them as far as style is concerned from where I stand.

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We interrupt this topic to present a short play entitled "Join the Club."

The setting is Heaven. Lewis Carroll, an angel, telephones his friend Gaston Leroux, also an angel.

GL. (to himself) No one, writes like Gaston, no one...(phone rings) Oh, there goes the phone. Hello?
LC. Gaston? It's Lewis Carroll. Look dude, I've got a problem.
GL. What's going on?
LC. Well...they're making Alice into a musical.
GL. Oh no. At least you got a good composer?
LC. Uh, no.
GL. Well, it can't be too much worse than my composer.
LC. You ever heard of a guy named Frank Wildhorn?
(Silence)
GL. You win.
LC. You know it.
GL. Join the club, we've got jackets.

-FIN-
(Curtain, applause)

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