Top 5 Jukebox Musicals

Top 5 Jukebox Musicals


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Reception of jukebox musicals has been divided. Some jukebox musicals, like the Spice Girls Musical and Good Vibrations have been critical and financial flops. Others, like Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia have been popular with both fans and critics.

In this episode of Fantastic Fantastix I am speaking with Tom Ragen. I meet Tom when we performed in Catch Me If You Can together at The Regals Musical Society where he played Frank Jr. He is part of dynamic quartet The Vallies – an all singing, all dancing tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

A seasoned performer, vocal coach, music teacher and production and casting assistant with Celebrity Cruises, Tom has spent much of his time immersed in those Jukebox favourites that we have all grown to know and love.

So, let’s put our glad rags on, spin some 45’s and discuss the Top 5 Juke Box Musicals with Tom Ragen.

FANTASTIX BITS IN THE INTERVIEW

  • Beware “the watch check”
  • Tom’s favourite mega mix of all time
  • Does anyone really expect to enjoy the ‘show’ or do they only go for the music
  • Tom’s West End Binge
  • Paul’s favourite 4th Wall Break
  • The trashily awesome possibilities of singers/bands that should have a jukebox musical
  • Panto meets cruise show – “it’s behind you”

Tom’s Top 5

  1. Beautiful
  2. Mamma Mia
  3. We Will Rock You
  4. Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  5. Jersey Boys

Paul’s Top 5

  1. Rock of Ages
  2. The Boy From Oz
  3. Jersey Boys
  4. Mamma Mia
  5. Saturday Night Fever 

Honourable Mentions

  • Shout
  • Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
  • American Idiot 

THINGS TO CHECK OUT AFTER THIS EPISODE (aka the ‘SHOW NOTES’)

The Vallies

Fantastic Fantastix Spotify Playlist

Roller Coaster Video as promised

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