Staff Top 10
Top Ten Most Heartbreaking Moments From Musicals

By: Clem Bastow

Posted 12/03/2004 - 01:22:11 PM by J.Timmermann:
 Whaaa?? Nothing from the Buffy musical episode?! Still, very nice piece, Clem.
Posted 12/03/2004 - 05:42:59 PM by IanMathers:
 I grew up with Bing Crosby's version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and it's pretty powerful too.
Posted 12/04/2004 - 04:03:46 AM by jdrimma:
 the last time I cried a little at the theater, I was 7, watching 'Into The Woods.' Come back, Milky White! Jack, don't sell the cow! And that cow was made of plastic, and played for laughs as such. (thanks for avoiding A.L Webber, Clem.)
Posted 12/05/2004 - 10:39:03 PM by clem_bastow:
 Nooo! Not Milky White!!
Posted 12/06/2004 - 09:42:59 AM by beercan:
 What about Kenny's death scene from the South Park movie? Who can forget little Kenny being engulfed in the terrible flames of his own self-ignited flatulence, just before being crushed by the cargo of a Russell's Salt truck? Still brings a tear to my eye...
Posted 12/06/2004 - 04:51:28 PM by childstarc:
 otm esp on '...merry little xmas' and imagine the suicides if ms. garland didn't have them 'cheer up' the lyrics of the original.
Posted 12/07/2004 - 02:48:02 PM by sanjaymcd:
 That's a good choice for number one. I love that he can't quite bring himself to admit that he loves her, although that's what the moment of realization is really about, and for his character to vocalize his emotions at all is rather touching.
Posted 12/07/2004 - 09:56:09 PM by clem_bastow:
 Stop, sanjay, stop... ::sob, sniff::