And the Winners Are...
My computer is finally cooperating again, so here are the results from our recent survey which asked the musical question: What shows would you like to see a community theatre group stage?
We had lots of great answers (as you're about to see, he said, drawing out the suspense just a moment longer). Here are the results (with an occasional comment by yours truly).
The show that got the most votes is: The Last 5 Years! I've heard lots of raves about that musical, and I'd love to see someone tackle it.
Tied for second place is: the musical Jekyll & Hyde and the non-musical 12 Angry Men.
Quite a few shows tied for third place, including: And Then There Were None, The Drowsy Chaperone, Into The Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables (when available), Little Women, Mere Mortals, Phantom of the Opera (when available) and Pippin.
There were lots of other great shows suggested. They are:
A Few Good Men
The Full Monty
Guys & Dolls - I'd love to see this one again - one of my favorites.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
James and the Giant Peach - No relation to Hedwig.
Man of La Mancha
Mary Poppins - Now this would be a challenge, but it probably won't be available for a while.
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Once Upon A Mattress
Prince and the Pauper
Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm
The Secret Garden
Singing in the Rain - I love this movie! It would have to make a great stage show.
The Wild Party
To Kill a Mockingbird - An excellent show and one of the all-time great books.
What the Butler Saw
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - As long as it's based on the original movie, I'm all for it.
Year with Frog and Toad - I call dibs on this one!
And one voter said that he'd like to see “more dramas and comedies... in other words, non-musicals.”
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. Now, feel free to discuss the results or suggest other shows we've overlooked. And don't be surprised if you see some of these shows popping up on stage in the near future!