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Lord of the Rings: The Stage Version - On its way!


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted May 28 2003 - 07:55 AM

Got this news from the This is London website:


Oh well. At least it's not Andrew Lloyd Webber. Posted Image

#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:02 AM

I'm very afraid.
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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:02 AM

What's wrong, Ricardo? Can't wait to see the Orcs do a chorus line?

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:11 AM

It's Saruman's cabaret number I'm worried about Posted Image
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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:13 AM

I am looking forward to Frodo "Jean Valjean" Baggins myself....Posted Image

#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Sean Laughter

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Posted May 28 2003 - 09:02 AM

Well, there is a musical based on "The Hobbit" you know.

#7 of 29 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted May 28 2003 - 09:21 AM

One ... ... single ring of power. Taints men every chance it gets. {dee dee dee dee dee dee dee} One ... ... kindly little hobbit. Running from Sauron's pets. {dee dee dee dee dee} One wraith and suddenly all of his fears come true. You know that ring will corrupt him like you .. know .. who .. One ...

#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Chris Farmer

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Posted May 28 2003 - 12:51 PM

So when do we get to see Legolas' nude rendition of Silmarillion: The Musical?

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#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted May 28 2003 - 12:58 PM

Does Gandalf's "pointy hat trick" go against HTF regulations? Posted Image
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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Lou Sytsma

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Posted May 28 2003 - 01:09 PM

Cripes! How long do they plan on making this? They could barely cover the high points.
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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   Claire Panke

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:28 PM

Applause for John. LOTR, the musical? Run away, run away...

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted May 29 2003 - 01:21 AM

"Springtime for Sauron and Mo-ordor..."

I am having trouble imagining a scenario in which this won't suck... Posted Image

Now if they made a musical of the Harvard Lampoon's classic parody "Bored of the Rings"... THAT could work!
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#13 of 29 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:41 AM

[quote] Applause for John. [quote] { bowing low } Thank you, thank you.

And for our next number...

"There's no business like orc business.
Like no business I know.

Hunting 'round for man-flesh is appealing.
Slashing men and elves and dwarves is fun.
Running after hobbits is endearing
When they are fearing
The evil One."

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#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Claire Panke

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:56 AM

John, Broadway is calling...

#15 of 29 OFFLINE   DavidBL

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Posted May 29 2003 - 03:33 AM

This looks more like it should be a "Simpsons" parody than a real production, a la "Planet of the Apes-- The Musical." I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z...

#16 of 29 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted May 29 2003 - 03:49 AM

[quote] John, Broadway is calling... [quote] Are you sure that's not Weird Al Yankovic you're hearing? Posted Image

#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted May 29 2003 - 04:30 AM

John, I figured this production would try to take advantage of more than one recent Oscar film. Consider the part where Sam describes a critical scene from Return of the King... Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes they both Oh yes, they both Oh yes, they both reached for The ring, the ring, the ring, the ring, Oh yes, they both reached for the ring for the ring.

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Posted May 29 2003 - 04:46 AM

This is the singlest GREATEST idea I have ever heard!

I am already planning to fly to London for the premiere, first class, all the way Posted Image

It seems silly (because it is), but so was making the film. Just another medium for the tale.

And no, I probably won't catch it Posted Image

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Posted May 29 2003 - 05:19 AM

OK, I gotta get in on this...

This next number works best if you mispronounce the subject... Posted Image
[quote]
The most horrible place I've ever been:
Moria, Moria, Moria, Moria . . .
All the nasty creatures of the world in a single place . .
Moria, Moria, Moria, Moria . . .

Moria!
We just spent some time in Moria,
That Pippin's such a dork
He summoned up some orcs -
Not shrewd.

Moria!
We got the hell out of Moria,
But we're not feeling great
Our nine is now eight -
We're screwed!

Moria!
That Balrog dragged down our wizard,
I guess we should have stayed in the blizzard.

Moria,
We'll never go back to Moria!

The dwarves can keep their city in
Moria.
[quote] Should bring the house down. Posted Image

Keep 'em coming, folks! We should have this whole thing written by the end of the day!

Edited to (hopefully) improve one stanza.
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Posted May 29 2003 - 05:26 AM

The only time I ever heard RINGS put to music well was in a Led Zeppelin song, like RAMBLE ON or MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP, although that one has little to do with RINGS.
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