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Lazy Post No 23 : Predator the Musical (If it bleeds we can kill it…)

November 2, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Genius.

A very clever idea, very well executed, this 3½ minute musical epic brilliantly captures everything that to my ears, make musicals so unremittingly awful…

Repeated vocal refrains with more or fewer cast members joining in depending on how the story’s going. Those hateful “call and response” bits between the two main characters, who are usually standing next to each other but looking in opposite directions. Pointless and unrealistic set pieces, clumsily linked together by meaningful looks and semi operatic singing. Obligatory comedy voices for the fat/ odd/ ugly character (delete as appropriate, but there’s always one in there somewhere). And that incessant crashing of the orchestra that serves not just to wake you up, but also to try and convince you something interesting is happening…

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