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Please don't shoot me down for this, but a lot of the original a cappella in the MP3 Library could make a really good musical together. It could be a musical about the forming of a school a cappella group, and the main character would go through a lot of different activites that never satisfy him. When he finally creates an a cappella group with his friends, he finds an amazing activity that he loves. The entire plot would be about the a cappella group, perhaps all the way up to their first show. I'd certainly watch that.

But really, what if Casa got together and wrote a musical? Yes, it would be expensive with all of the actors, technology, help, and permission to use copywrited material, but it would be really cool.

Nobody get me wrong, I'm not saying they should, but still, what if?


I won't shoot you down, but

I won't shoot you down, but Fox might, since you just described the story arc of Glee.

I haven't seen Glee

I haven't seen Glee, but I've heard it's good. Is that its plotline? I was kinda curious, but isn't it not just a cappella?

HAHA. Do it :) although an a

HAHA. Do it :) although an a cappella jukebox musical might be pushing it. Go for a song cycle instead :)

As far as I know, there have been three a cappella musicals that went to production/have cast albums...Avenue X, The A Cappella Party, and In Transit (which is, in my opinion, the best of the three. Its written by Bobby Lopez (guy who wrote Ave Q)'s wife.). Crazy as it seems, there's also an a cappella musical, Shout!, meant to be performed by high schoolers. I ordered it to check it out for a middle school....very curious to hear what its like...

There was also a NYMF show last year that was about an a cappella group, but wasn't a cappella....and it was also...um....bad.

The college group I was in

The college group I was in (Stanford Harmonics) had a year-end, entirely group-written musical using the songs in our repertoire from that year for at least 3 or 4 years running in the early to mid-2000s. They don't do it anymore, but I bet there are other groups out there who do this too .

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Elegant Catastrophe Singers 2008 - 2009
Downtown Crossing 2004 - 2007
Stanford Harmonics 2001-2004

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