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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

View PostFister Roboto, on 17 April 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:


I was in band and played trombone for almost 10 years. I wanted to be in drama/theater in middle school, but my parents were like, "That's a stupid waste of time."

I took lessons/ played a bunch of different instruments in elementary school. But I played flute from 5th grade--most of high school.
Learned/ switched to french horn my junior year in concert band, so I could march Mellophone (marching french horn) my senior year.

I wish I had switched to a brass instrument earlier in my HS band career, the brass kids were wayyyy more fun than woodwinds (haha) Plus I really liked the french horn

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

I've been in music for a long time, and I love musicals, but something about this movie musical was flames on the side of my face, and I've never really understood why.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

Agh so this is "Bloo" or "_Bloo_" the Earwolf forums hate me. I've weighed in on a few musical threads. Looking forward to finally hopefully jumping in on some discussions (provided earwolf forums don't screw with me when I try to retrieve my password from their "forgot your password" section).

As to the question about high school arts; I WA the theater geek in my school. 5 years of musicals ( 8th grade-Senior year; Tom Sawyer, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Brigadoon) plus choir. I did band from 5th until 7th grade (the band teacher asked me to drop out) where I did clarinet. I also played guitar on my own. Then I studied theater in college and am currently trying to make it work as a playwright.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:34 PM

I was definitely a theater brat. I was even on my high school's improv team. Yes we had a competitive improv league for high schools in my home town. I started doing dramatic theater in my later elementary school days and when I got to high school moved over to doing musical theater as well. The three years I did musical theater I was Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, the Lion in Wizard of Oz, and Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls. To say I was typecasted would be accurate I think.
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:59 AM

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I was definitely a theater brat. I was even on my high school's improv team. Yes we had a competitive improv league for high schools in my home town.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:07 AM

View Postkateacola, on 17 April 2017 - 12:10 PM, said:

Good pick :)
I somehow have never seen this.. But interested to watch and obviously talk it out with you guys.


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View PostCam Bert, on 17 April 2017 - 02:29 PM, said:

I have to say I have not seen this movie but I am curious about it. The title alone confused me. Is it a musical set in high school or is it a musical about a high school musical? I guess I'll find out in a few days. Interesting pick Jammer!


I have not seen it... And can't wait to see a pre-Sucker Punch pre-Spring Breakers Vanessa Hudgens... This is like her origin story, right? ;)

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

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I have not seen it... And can't wait to see a pre-Sucker Punch pre-Spring Breakers Vanessa Hudgens... This is like her origin story, right? ;)


I couldn't remember if I've seen any other movies with Vanessa Hudgens and saw that she was Mimi in RENT in 2010. I can't stop watching YT clips of her singing RENT songs even though I'm like:

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:54 AM

View Postkateacola, on 17 April 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Since we're doing High School Musical... were any of you guys in theater/band/orchestra/choir/any sort of "arts" classes in high school?

I was a choir kid fo sho. Heavily into it as well lol. Did so many competitions and choir camps and while I consider myself a good singer we were such a great & competitive group that I still didn't make it into the top choir (although that whole thing was totally politics based and that choir teacher that chose my junior year for the senior year made her picks and then changed them and then just bolted soooo).

I think (I hope) I mentioned in the BatB thread that I did that musical my senior year! It was weird that the musical theater kids and the choir kids rarely ever coincided until senior year, or else I probably would have done more of them.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

View Postkateacola, on 17 April 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Since we're doing High School Musical... were any of you guys in theater/band/orchestra/choir/any sort of "arts" classes in high school?

I have a feeling like a majority of you guys are creative people, so I was curious.. plus with us all liking musicals I wanted to know some of your guys' creative/music "roots"



Can't believe I never got around to answering this question! My wife saw this post and said 'it's the question you've been waiting your whole life to answer!'

It won't surprise anyone when I say i was heavy into theatre at high school - started youth theatre when I was 12 and carried it on all the way through high school, until in my final year I was Captain of Drama (private boys' schools make such things a thing). At high school and just after I performed in a stack of musicals - 'Guys and Dolls' (Nathan Detroit), 'Hello Dolly!' (Barnaby), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), The Mikado (Ko-Ko), The Matchgirls (Joe), Sweeney Todd (understudy to Sweeney), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and Guys and Dolls (for a second time, this time as Benny Southstreet). I played saxophone in the school band all the way through high school too, in the concert and jazz bands. And I played Varsity rugby just to balance it all out!

Honestly, going to a boys' school, the arts were the only way to meet girls (we'd merge with the girls' schools for productions) so that was a major motivation, but I found I was good at it so enjoyed the process.

My experience in terms of mixing rugby and theatre, though, was JUST like Troy Bolton's (except without the inspirational moment where the jocks realise they're a pack of assholes)...

Anyway, I showed them by acting professionally for ten years and getting a theatre PhD and working as a theatre professor, ALL THE WHILE continuing to play rugby. Suck it, compartmentalizers!
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:17 PM

Guys. My wife just realised that she has the High School Music sheet music, so after pleas from my children, she is now playing it on the piano and singing High School Musical, which my children are dancing around to unironically.

Damn you Jammer!

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ETA: The gif game in this movie is strong. Even stronger than Across the Universe, I'd suggest...

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

View PostCakeBug Tranch, on 20 April 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

Guys. My wife just realised that she has the High School Music sheet music, so after pleas from my children, she is now playing it on the piano and singing High School Musical, which my children are dancing around to unironically.

Damn you Jammer!


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:28 PM

I started watching last night.. I was never introduced to lil Efron.
I was amused by his baby face / voice and Bieber hair in this.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:35 PM

Only because I just saw it on Twitter and have nowhere else to share it, here is Howard the Duck and America artist Joe Quinones' interpretation of Nic Cage as Superman in the never-made Tim Burton's Superman Lives.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:44 PM

View PostCakeBug Tranch, on 20 April 2017 - 06:54 AM, said:

It won't surprise anyone when I say i was heavy into theatre at high school - started youth theatre when I was 12 and carried it on all the way through high school, until in my final year I was Captain of Drama (private boys' schools make such things a thing). At high school and just after I performed in a stack of musicals - 'Guys and Dolls' (Nathan Detroit), 'Hello Dolly!' (Barnaby), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), The Mikado (Ko-Ko), The Matchgirls (Joe), Sweeney Todd (understudy to Sweeney), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and Guys and Dolls (for a second time, this time as Benny Southstreet). I played saxophone in the school band all the way through high school too, in the concert and jazz bands. And I played Varsity rugby just to balance it all out!

Now all we need is a Sky and two women to be Sister Sarah and Adelaide and we can put on a show!
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:54 PM

I am watching this right now and i'm just lile what the hell am i watching...i am going to have nightmares i just know it.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:40 AM

View PostFister Roboto, on 17 April 2017 - 08:06 AM, said:

When it's my turn, I'm gonna wait until 11:59 PM on Monday to announce my movie.

Don't do that, Cameron H will jump to the next one on the list lol
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:55 AM

View Postkateacola, on 17 April 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Since we're doing High School Musical... were any of you guys in theater/band/orchestra/choir/any sort of "arts" classes in high school?

I have a feeling like a majority of you guys are creative people, so I was curious.. plus with us all liking musicals I wanted to know some of your guys' creative/music "roots"

Sorry for the double post. I love this movie. I was the demographic when it came out but I didn't buy in. I think I saw HSM2 first then went back to the OG.

No lie, I fell asleep to Breaking Free more nights than I count or would care to admit to.

Grade 7 to 12, I played flute in concert band and 9-12, alto in jazz band. When I was in Iqaluit, we had a community jazz band every Wednesday night. There was this guy who worked for the federal government who played bari sax and did laps at the pool...

Right, HSM. Great choice, can't wait.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:25 AM

My apologies for the late reply to the question above, but I did a lot of theater in high school and even middle school. I loved acting but could not sing for shit and was extraordinarily self-conscious about my voice so I took any non-musical opportunity to do theater that I could. I still regret not even trying out for a musical. I would have gotten SOME part considering how desperate most high school musical productions are for dudes to play parts in theater.

ANYWHO, since I sought out non-musical theater stuffs, that mostly took the form of Shakespeare, which I ended up doing two plays every school year during high school, plus a play during the summer in the form of an acting camp. I was deep in it. I even did some Shakespeare directing, which was challenging and really fun because I had to cherry pick scenes and edit it down to fit the very stringent time requirements for the specific program I was participating in at the time. It was fun collaborating with other students in order to engineer a presentable Shakespeare production while also, obviously, keeping things like iambic pentameter while presenting selections from, say. Twelfth Night... but knowing we only had the stage for like 45 minutes.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

Twelfth Night in 45 minutes? Now THAT is a challenge. I mean I suppose it could be done, but I'm guessing you had to focus on just Viola/Olivia/Orisino triangle leaving most of the story of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria torturing poor Malvolio on the floor?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:41 AM

Saw HSM yesterday and I'll probably revisit some scenes to add to my notes before monday :)