I love musicals. And I’m sure some of you love them too. If you need a pick-me-up, sometimes a musical is just the right thing.
These are what I consider to be the best SF/F musicals, selected by a jury of 5,000 Americans kept in an underground bunker for six weeks (part of the previous sentence is untrue — also, the following are not in any particular order):
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog
Neil Patrick Harris + Nathan Fillion + Felicia Day + Simon Helberg = one of the best musicals ever made.
Need I say more?
I saw a community college rendition of Urinetown a few years ago with my grandma and fell in love with it. The humor is spot on and I find the socio-political theme interesting (tempted to teach this musical one day, actually). I’ve included the show the cast put on at the Tony Awards, but you should also look up “Act 1 Finale,” which is one of my favorite tunes.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This is my childhood. Watching Dick Van Dyke flying around in a car while singing entertained me for hours. It’s an adorable movie!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It’s a classic. Also: Tim Curry again. Love everything that man is in…
Nothing left to be said except this: let’s do the time warp again! You know the moves…
Little Shop of Horrors
What about your favorites? What would you add to this list?