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Author Topic: What HP Lovecraft story would you like to see developed into a short musical?  (Read 2035 times)
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« on: April 18, 2016, 09:29:07 AM »

I'm writing a musical based off the works of HP Lovecraft and the people who inhabit his worlds, and was wondering what stories do you think are deserving of there own songs?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 05:41:01 PM »

It would probably be too easy to say The Music of Erich Zann, but you can't deny it's a cool story. Structurally, maybe The Case of Charles Dexter Ward would be good for a long-form musical idea, and I suppose you would just have to decide where to break for acts/individual scenes since it's composed of five parts (chapters?) with multiple little subsections. There's a lot of fodder there for adaptation though, and far fewer crazy monsters too try and depict onstage Smiley.

But a personal fave would be Haunter of the Dark - I just love the story, lot's of creepy imagery in the church and you don't have to deal with ever actually showing the Three-Lobed Burning Eye. In any event, best of luck and I'd love to hear/see it when you finish!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 01:04:01 PM »

'The Outsider' is my favorite story, and could make for an amusing novelty number. I don't believe it's ever explicitly stated that his lone ululation of horror and alienation didn't take the form of a snappy comic ballad.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 04:57:41 AM »


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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 11:56:54 AM »

My favorite Lovecraft story pound for pound might be The Rats in the Walls.  But how about Nyarlathotep?  When the audience to Nyarlathotep's show is driven out into the street and "drifted into curious involuntary marching formations," it doesn't specifically say they don't form a conga line....
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 05:34:27 AM »

Brilliant idea!!!

Structurally, maybe The Case of Charles Dexter Ward would be good for a long-form musical idea, and I suppose you would just have to decide where to break for acts/individual scenes since it's composed of five parts (chapters?) with multiple little subsections. There's a lot of fodder there for adaptation though, and far fewer crazy monsters too try and depict onstage Smiley.

I'd say the same. I think it's quite easy to divide into acts. As for the songs, Joseph Curwen definitely deserves one.

How about something 'The Call of Cthulhu'-inspired?  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2016, 06:38:21 AM »

I definitely go for a The Music of Erich Zann too. It's such a great, interesting story!
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 06:13:46 PM »

My favorite Lovecraft story pound for pound might be The Rats in the Walls.  But how about Nyarlathotep?  When the audience to Nyarlathotep's show is driven out into the street and "drifted into curious involuntary marching formations," it doesn't specifically say they don't form a conga line....

The conga line's a great idea. I'd like to see Whisper in Darkness.  Picture Wilmarth and Akely on opposite sides of the stage narrating their correspondence in duet form!!!

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