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The Best Musical Number ... Ever

Friday, max and I watched Sweeney Todd, and I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. But, two things made me laugh far too much ... 1) the song above 2) the montage shortly following it when everybody was dropped on it's head.

In general, I'd say this, like a lot of musicals I've seen (which, admittedly isn't a lot), rely on a few simple melodies/songs to fill in the gaps. Perhaps it's a standard formula, but when I saw Phantom the first time, i was surprised to hear the same song 6 times.

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Here's some insight into the reason behind recurring melodies in musicals:

Wikipedia entry on leitmotif

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