But it's impossible to forget the many instances of musicals that have failed. Does anyone remember this one?
Or, in a more recent example, this?
Creating a musical means carefully navigating the line between "entertainment" and "cheesiness." The cheese factor can often infiltrate even the best musicals. As popular as Glee has been, even its biggest fans have had seen their fair share of groan-worthy moments.
You also have to realize that most of the heterosexual male population is afraid to be caught watching a musical. Most express a deep distaste for them out of fear of being seen as someone who likes musicals.
Which makes you wonder what they were thinking when they came up with Cop Rock. A show about singing cops? Who's going to watch that?
Here's a clip from Cop Rock. Don't miss the part where the cop suddenly starts playing the keyboard (1:55).
Do you like musicals?