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Power Rangers: The Musical

Monsters, Fighting, Singing, Dancing!
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Mighty Morphing Power Rangers has been a durable franchise. I suspect several elements contribute: excellent and over-the-top monster costumes, quality softcore kung fu violence in every show, and lots of toy selling. Also, the fact that the rangers wear opaque helmets means that the kung fu can be done by skilled doubles who do not resemble the actors who do the non-costumed parts.

MMPR is now owned by Disney, which has recently made big money off singing and dancing: High School Musical 1 and 2, and others.

I propose a MMPR stage show with singing and dancing. It would keep the cute actors, but now they would sing and dance. It would keep the great monster costumes. Maybe Lion King style puppets as well, which the actors would fight and fling about, and which might explode in the air. It would have synchronized dance kung fu, which I can clearly envision but do not recall having seen. It would keep the opaque helmet kung fu doubles to avoid having to find actors who can act, sing, dance and do credible synchronized dance kung fu. The show would then go on tour, and also be released as a movie akin to the Hanna Montana stage show.

Lurking Disney exec - you can send me a Musical MMPR T shirt as thanks after you produce this megamoneymaker. Maybe a soundtrack CD also if you are feeling generous.

bungston, May 19 2008

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       NO! Bad Baker! Bad Baker!
Ozone, May 19 2008
  

       what Ozone said... I couldn't stand that show; it was people acting out a script meant for a cartoon show.
FlyingToaster, May 19 2008
  

       When Power Rangers came out I was appalled; in my view it was only ever a really, really poor live action version of Voltron.   

       Representing it through the media of music and dance can only be a sign that the End of Days is upon us.
Jinbish, May 19 2008
  

       No love for exploding puppet monsters doing synchronized dance kung fu? Too lightweight? Maybe we could remake "Kramer vs Kramer" with the puppet kung fu. Dustin still seems pretty spry.
bungston, May 19 2008
  

       I thought that the pink ranger was cute. [+]
jaksplat, May 20 2008
  

       Never!
simonj, May 20 2008
  

       No, there's something here, yes. I wouldn't plump for Gilbert & The Sullivans style light-operetta, no; I think it'd work best on a massive Miss Saigon/Lloyd Webber emotional pornography tip, with The Pink Ranger in a love pentangle with the other MMPRs (crimson, taupe, oatmeal, heliotrope), poss. incorporating Lord Zedd as long lost brother (or a baby in a basket, a masked organist, Jesus) and a cameo from Anita Dobson as Queen Elizabeth II.
calum, May 20 2008
  

       "Phantom Power Ranger of the Opera"
hippo, May 20 2008
  

       I predict a massive money loser. 10 year old boys will not tolerate singing and dancing mixed with butt-kicking. Unless of course that was the REASON for the butt kicking. Then you may have something.
bneal27, May 20 2008
  

       Oh heck, sure, why not?
Noexit, May 20 2008
  

       Maybe Wagnerian overblown musical - much bass, minor keys. Also, this is synchronized dance kung fu, not skippy skippy girly dance. It is to dance as an action figure is to a doll.
bungston, May 20 2008
  

       Category suggestion: Public: Evil.   

       Could you imagine taking your kids to see this and then running into someone from work? Talk about the ultimate in social doomsday. Not even Barney annoys me as much as MMPR.   

       Next we need a Massively Multiplayer Mighty Morphin' Online Role Playing Power Rangers Game (MMMMORPPRG).
RayfordSteele, May 20 2008
  

       Oh I get it. Like the knife fight in West Side Story? Right..good luck with that.   

       Seriously are there any super heroes that sing or dance?   

       Still, I will change my fishbone to a bun. All you have to do is make the spontaneous singing and dancing be the heinous crime that the Rangers are up against. Is that too much to ask?
bneal27, May 21 2008
  

       Or a West Side Story remake where:
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers = The Sharks; and
Queens Park Rangers = The Jets.
calum, May 21 2008
  

       How do you get Pikachu on a bus?
zen_tom, May 21 2008
  

       You Poke 'im on!
theleopard, May 21 2008
  

       That's a whole musical, right there.
zen_tom, May 21 2008
  

       Gotta catch'em all!   

       (A plague of Pokemon, along with spandex-clad Rangers, is one of the signs of the end of the world.)
Jinbish, May 21 2008
  

       I don’t see positive postings about this possible assault on our senses, and yet I see buns being given on this concept, this further degradation of the arts. This would be a new low, a subterranean positioning of our cultural bar. This, this… punch line to the joke, how low can we go. Who, why the buns, please, NO! I am confused.
Ozone, May 21 2008
  

       Ah, the fickle finger of satire.
RayfordSteele, May 22 2008
  

       No. Just plain no.
(mans)laughter, May 23 2008
  

       Better off with Brian May's "Starfleet".
Anthemic
gnomethang, May 23 2008
  

       This reminds me of the old Japanese Spiderman live-action series. Taking a good idea with a tiny budget and adding giant robots out of nowhere. Speaking of which, where do the giant robots and magically-evacuated cardboard skyscrapers come in? Its not Power Rangers without giant robots and unnecessary property damage.   

       Maybe if its MMPR vs Transformers...
Shadow Phoenix, May 23 2008
  

       No.   

       (repeat to crescendo, repeat to fade)
david_scothern, May 24 2008
  

       // "Starfleet" //   

       Tremendous. If it weren't for the danger of digressing off topic I would be suggesting that "Ulysses 31" make a better musical, with a cracking theme tune to boot.
Jinbish, May 24 2008
  

       The giant robots are puppets. The cardboard city is quickly rolled onto the stage. Free your mind, Ozone. You too can do synchronized kung fu. With practice.
bungston, May 24 2008
  
      
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