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Casting classic musicals with Muppets

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by TravellingMatt, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Here's one to get the ball rolling!

    OKLAHOMA!:

    Curly--Kermit
    Laurey--Miss Piggy
    Will--Floyd
    Ado Annie--Janice
    Jud--Uncle Deadly
    Ali Hakim--Gonzo
    Judge Carnes--Rowlf
    Skidmore--Fozzie Bear
    Himself--Animal
    Chorus Members--everyone else
     
  2. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    The Sound of Music

    Maria- Piggy!!!
    Capt. Von Trapp- Kermit
    Liesl- Red
    2nd oldest- Ernie
    3rd oldest- Bert
    4th oldest- Robin
    5th oldest- Grover
    Youngest- Prairie Dawn
    Head Nun- nanny goat muppet
    other nuns- opera singing cow muppets
    crowd- different animal muppets
    mailboy- Gonzo
    Choristers- all known Muppet characters not in roles

    something nobody's done before, send this to Henson!!!
     
  3. Salmoto

    Salmoto Well-Known Member

    West Side Story. I'd cast all the Jets as humans with all the Sharks as Muppets. So, while I couldn't do a regular cast here without citing a bunch of improbable guest stars at the top of my head, the end result would look pretty cool.
     
  4. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    How about...

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

    Seymour--Gonzo
    Audrey--Miss Piggy
    Mushnik--Statler
    Orin--Rizzo
    Crystal--Janice
    Ronnette--Annie Sue
    Chiffon--Yolanda Rat
    Audrey II--Itself
    Wink Wilkinson--Clifford
    Arthur Denton--Crazy Harry
    Patrick Martin--Kermit
     
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    The Fantasticks:

    Matt: Kermit
    Luisa: Piggy
    Bellamy: Fozzie
    Hucklebee: Rowlf
    El Gallo: Gonzo
    Mortimer: Bunsen
    Mute: Beaker


    This is one of my favorite musicals--if you haven't seen it, look for a local production of it. Very sweet, small play. A lot of high schools do it.

    Quinnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
  6. BiggNate

    BiggNate Member

    Four More

    A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
    Pseudolous-Gonzo
    Hero-Kermit
    Philia-Piggy
    Hysterium-Fozzie
    Marcus Lycus-Rizzo
    Senex-Rowlf
    Domina-Hilda
    Erronious-Statler & Waldorf (Switch off)
    Miles Gloriosus-Link Hogthrob
    Gymnasia-Janice

    KISS ME, KATE
    Fred Graham/Petruchio-Kermit
    Lili Vanessi/Kate-Piggy
    Lois Lane/Bianca-Janice
    Bill Calhoun/Lucentio-Floyd
    Mobster 1-Gonzo
    Mobster 2-Rizzo
    Harry Trevor/Baptista-Rowlf
    Paul-Scooter
    Harriet-Skeeter
    Suitor 1-Zoot
    Suitor 2-Clifford
    Harrison Howell-Link Hogthrob

    **** YANKEES
    Lola-Piggy
    Joe Hardy-Kermit
    Applegate-Gonzo
    Coach Van Buren-Rowlf
    Gloria Thorpe-Janice
    Smokey-Bobo
    Sohovik-Rizzo
    Rocky-Fozzie
    Meg Boyd-Mildred
    Mr. Welch-Link Hogthrob
    Joe Boyd-Pops
    Sister-Hilda
    Doris-Zelda
    Baseball Announcers-Statler & Waldorf

    ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
    Annie Oakley-Piggy
    Frank Butler-Kermit
    Dottie Tate-Annie Sue
    Charlie Davenport-Gonzo
    Buffalo Bill-Fozzie
    Foster Wilson-Pops
    Pawnee Bill-Rowlf
    Winnie Tate-Janice
    Tommy Keeler-Floyd
    Chief Sitting Bull-Animal

    Obviously, my brother and I have thought of these things before. But hey, having a life is over-rated.

    Nate
     
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Fiddler on the Roof:

    Tevye--Fozzie
    Golde--Fozzie's Mom (a bit perverse, but hey)
    Motel--Kermit (I was this character in high school....)
    Tzeitel--Piggy
    Perchik--Floyd (always the revolutionary)
    Hodel--Janice
    Chava--Prairie Dawn
    Lazar Wolf--Gonzo
    Yente--Grungetta
    Rabbi--Dr Teeth ("Shalom!")


    Quinnnnnnnn
     
  8. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...

    I had a different idea for "Fiddler"...

    Tevye/Kermit
    Golde/Piggy
    Tzeitel/Janice
    Mottel/Floyd
    Hodel/Annie Sue
    Perchik/Scooter
    Chava/Camilla
    Fyedka/Gonzo
    Bielke/Snowth #1
    Shprintze/Snowth #2
    Lazar Wolf/Fozzie
    Mordcha/Rowlf
    Avram/Bunsen
    Rabbi/Pops
    Mendel/Rizzo
    Constable/Link
    Yente/Mildred
    Grandma Tzeitel/Hilda
    Fruma-Sarah/Red (and she would milk it for all it's worth)

    LES MISERABLES:

    Valjean/Kermit
    Javert/Gonzo
    Fantine/Piggy
    Cosette/Annie Sue
    Marius/Scooter
    Thenardier/Oscar
    Mme. Thenardier/Grungetta
    Enjolras/Floyd
    Eponine/Janice
    Gavroche/Robin

    JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT:

    Joseph/Kermit
    Jacob/World's Oldest Fraggle
    Reuben/Rowlf
    Simeon/Fozzie
    Levi/Gonzo
    Naphtali/Scooter
    Issachar/Bean
    Asher/Beaker
    Dan/Rizzo
    Zebulun/Pepe
    Gad/Seymour
    Benjamin/Robin
    Judah/Link
    Potiphar/J.P. Grosse
    Mrs. Potiphar/Piggy
    Narrator/Annie Sue
    Pharaoh/Dr. Teeth
    Butler/Bunsen
    Baker/Swedish Chef
    Pharaoh's Court/Floyd, Janice, Animal, Zoot, Clifford, Lips
     
  9. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    NICE.

    Including Bielke and Shprintze? That's CASTING!

    I love including Red as Fruma Sara....

    And Oscar and Grungetta are perfect as the Thenardiers!

    Quinnnnnnnnn
     
  10. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm...how about these?

    THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW:

    Frank N. Furter--Gonzo
    Brad Majors--Kermit
    Janet Weiss--Piggy
    Riff Raff--Uncle Deadly
    Magenta--Janice (with her hair dyed BLACK!)
    Columbia--Annie Sue
    Rocky--Link
    Eddie--Floyd
    Dr. Scott--Rowlf
    Criminologist--Fozzie
    The Audience--Statler & Waldorf

    MY FAIR LADY:

    Prof. Henry Higgins/Kermit
    Eliza Doolittle/Piggy
    Alfred P. Doolittle/Fozzie
    Pickering/Rowlf
    Freddy Eynsford-Hill/Link
    Zoltan Karpathy/Gonzo
    Mrs. Pearce/Mildred
    Mrs. Higgins/Hilda

    THE MUSIC MAN:

    Prof. Harold Hill/Kermit
    Marian Paroo/Piggy
    Marcellus Washburn/Fozzie
    Mrs. Paroo/Hilda
    Winthrop/Robin
    Mayor Shinn/Sam
    Mrs. Shinn/Mildred
    Tommy Djilas/Floyd
    Zaneeta Shinn/Janice
    Charlie Cowell/Fleet Scribbler (hey, Kermit's wanted an anvil to fall on HIM for years!)
    The school board/Scooter, Rowlf, Gonzo, Clifford
     
  11. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Or how about a few more!

    RENT:
    Mark--Floyd
    Roger--Dr. Teeth
    Benny--J.P. Grosse
    Collins--Wembley
    Angel--Gonzo
    Mimi--Janice

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA:

    The Phantom--Gonzo
    Christine--Annie Sue
    Raoul--Kermit
    Firmin--Fozzie
    Andre--Rowlf
    Carlotta--Piggy
    Piangi--Link
    Mme. Giry--Mildred
    Meg--Baab
    Buquet--Uncle Deadly

    THE PRODUCERS:

    Max Bialystock--Fozzie
    Leo Bloom--Kermit
    Roger DeBris--Gonzo
    Carmen Ghia--Rizzo
    Ulla--Piggy
    Franz Liebkind--Uncle Deadly
    Lorenzo St. DuBois (LSD)--Floyd (Only if we're going by the movie)
     
  12. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    She who ressurects old threads strikes again!

    First off, a BIG thank you to Travelling Matt for his cast list for Les Miz; now I can't get the image of Scooter/Marius singing "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" out of my head! ;)

    SOUTH PACIFIC
    Kermit/Emile
    Piggy/Nellie
    Floyd/Joe Cable
    Janice/Liat
    Sam the Eagle/Cmdr. Harbison
    Rolf/Capt. Brackett
    Fozzie/Stewpot
    Robin/Jerome


    JEKYLL & HYDE
    Kermit/Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
    Scooter/John Utterson
    Piggy/Emma Carew
    Janice/Lucy Harris
    Fozzie/Sir Danvers Carew
    Floyd/Spider
    Gonzo/Simon Stride


    A CHRISTMAS CAROL (the stage version, not the movie they did with Michael Caine)
    J.P. Grosse/Scrooge
    Kermit/Bob Cratchit
    Piggy/Emily Cratchit
    Robin/Tiny Tim
    Scooter/Fred (*wonders if anyone'll catch on*)
    Statler/Jacob Marley
    Mokey/Ghost of Christmas Past
    ???/Young Scrooge
    Janice/Belle
    Fozzie/Fezziwig
    Sweetums/Ghost of Christmas Present
    Annie Sue/Fred's Wife
    Boober/Ignorance
    Red/Want
    Uncle Deadly/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
    Gonzo/Joe
    Gladys the Canteen Lady/Mrs. Dilber
    Bunsen/Charity Collector
    Beaker/Charity Collector

    -Kim
     
  13. MuppetVison

    MuppetVison Well-Known Member

    HELLO DOLLY

    Dolly : Piggy

    Horace: Kermit

    Cornelius : Grover

    Barnaby : Gonzo

    Minnie Fay : Betty Lou (Are there any other girl Muppets)

    Ms. Irene Molly: Janice

    Rudolph: Floydd

    Ambrose: Fozzie

    Ermengrade: Wanda

    Waiters:
    Rowlf
    Lew Zealand
    Link
    Wayne
    (MORE)

    Piano Player at restrunt:

    Dr. Teeth


    BYE BYE BIRDIE:

    Albert: Kermit

    Rosie: (HELP)

    Mr. MacAfee: Fozzie

    Kim: Janice

    Mrs. Peterson: Piggy

    Birdie: Gonzo

    Mrs. MacAfee: (HELP)

    Hugo: Floydd

    Ursula: Wanda

    Randi: Rizzo or Randy (Ms. Piggy's Nephew)
     
  14. Lunatic Daring

    Lunatic Daring Active Member

    I am VERY impressed at everyone's musical theatre knowledge, I work for a musical theatre academy and am surrounded by musicals daily..so I would have to go with Guys and Dolls as my first muppet musical theatre pick!

    Guys and Dolls
    Sky-Link
    Sgt Sarah Brown-Wanda (as in Wayne and..)or poss. Janice.

    (Alt for Sky and Sarah-Gonzo and well spoken chicken)
    Adelaide-Miss Piggy
    Nathan Detroit-Kermit

    Abridged nare-do-wells:

    Nicely Nicely-Fozzie
    Benny Southstreet-Rowlf
    Rusty Charlie-Gonzo
    Harry the Horse-Beauregard
    Angie the Ox-Penguin
    Big Jule-Rizzo

    Additional guys: Lew Z, Crazy H, Pepe, more penguins and rats

    And..
    Arvide Abernathy-Sam the American Eagle
    Agatha-Janice

    Hot Box MC-Scooter

    Also thinking that Chorus Line, Gypsy and Chicago would be fab with Muppets...but what wouldn't?
     
  15. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING...

    J. Pierpont Finch/Scooter
    Rosemary Pilkington/Miss Piggy
    Bud Frump/Gonzo
    J.B. Biggley/J.P. Grosse
    Mr. Twimble/Waldorf
    Mr. Bratt/Rowlf
    Mr. Ovington/Sam
    Mr. Tackaberry/Fozzie
    Hedy LaRue/Janice
    Smitty/Annie Sue
    Mr. Womper/Statler
    Ms. Jones/Roosevelt Franklin's mom
     
  16. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    here's something that's been discussed at another part of the board:

    wizard of oz

    dorothy: annie sue
    lion: animal
    scarecrow:gonzo
    tin man: fozzie
    wicked witch of the west: miss piggy
    wizard: amazing mumford
    glinda the good witch of the north: praire dawn

    ryan
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    About West Side Story I also wanted to see the pigs fight against the frogs, and have Kermit and Piggy be Tony and Maria.
     
  18. mupvisiongirl

    mupvisiongirl Well-Known Member

    I *heart* musicals! Here's my list!


    Wicked
    Elphaba- Piggy
    Glinda- Annie Sue
    Fiyero- Kermit
    Nessarose- Camilla
    Boq- Gonzo
    Wizard- Fozzie

    Sweeney Todd
    Sweeney- Gonzo
    Mrs. Loveitt- Janis
    Tobias- Beauregaurd
    Judge- Sam
    Beadle- Wayne
    Anthony- kermit
    Joanna- Piggy
    Lucy- Camilla
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Hey, what about Muppets in Avenue Q! It ain't that big of a stretch! ;)
     
  20. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Now that I think of it, Sam might make a TERRIFIC Mushnik in LSoH, where he finally discovers his inner performer. He'd be a great Judge Turpin in ST...but for some reason I always saw Uncle Deadly in that role. And Wayne as the Beadle...well, just about everything else happened to him...

    How about a cast for Grease? As much as I think Floyd would be a great Kenickie, we'd need the entire band in the orchestra pit for that one.
     


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