One letter can make a big difference! A group I am in challenged us to come up with names of musicals, but take out a letter, and then explain the plot of this new musical. I had fun with this and came up with a bunch. I may be adding more as I think of them.
Lord of the Rigs
A hobbit trucker must take a semi to Mount Doom and destroy it (kind of a "Lord of the Rings meets Mad Max")
The Irate Queen
The Queen is not amused.
An aging and crazed star of yesteryear must now remove the dishes, silverware and napkins that she carefully arranged on the street. Quick before that Cadillac drives over them! It does not end well for the driver of the Cadillac.
Little Hop of Horrors
Crazed bunnies resolve to "eat Cleveland and Des Moines and Peoria and..."
Spiderman: Turn of the Dark
The Dark Side takes a whole new form, turning to new forms of evil.
The first lady of Argentina celebrates life.
The Pantom of the Opera
An opera singer goes mute and must now mime their part.
The Hunchback of Note Dame
A hunchback gets dating advice and must take notes.
One person is very miserable.
Ear Evan Hansen
Evan gets an ear transplant.
In a massive hailstorm, a whole ton of hail falls.
Beauty and the East
A beautiful maiden encounters ugliness and love out east.
Beauty and the Beat
Belle plays the drums.
The Little Mermad
Ariel is not amused.
Gollum joins the media and brings the newses to all those nasty hobbitses.
Tim has fallen on hard times.
Dolly is not amused.
The epic search for that place where there are no computer networks.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tying
You can win or lose, but a tie is not an option.
A rags to riches story of a young maiden who loves apple cider and meets a prince
Gus and Dolls
The theatre cat finds a new hobby in his retirement.
Bye Bye Birde
Everyone says good bye to their favorite bird before it flies south for the winter.
A Yea with Frog and Toad
Frog and Toad win the election.
The Music Ma
A proud mother helps her musical child to greatness.
The life story of Israel Kamakawaiwo'ole.
Alexander's Ragtime Ban
A prohibition tale of when dancing was not allowed.
Mrs. Strauss travels back in time and meets an Egyptian prince. It does not end well for either of them, but "the gods love Titanic."
Into the Wood
Villagers band together to enter a tree.
A Very Otter Musical
Hermione's patronus learns to sing.
He-Man of La Mancha
A very macho man takes on the pesky windmills.
The Black Rook
The epic tale of a chess piece's quest to checkmate the enemy.
Catch Me if Yo Can
A hip hop musical about a rapper's escape from justice.
A mother is very excited about the third note on the solfege scale.
A group of girls finds stardom with the help of reams and reams of paper.
[tile of show]
About someone who lays tile.
[title of sow]
A pig goes from Ma'am to Mrs. to AA to BA to Doctor.
High School Música
A boy and girl meet at a fiesta in Cancún and find out they go to the same school in Oaxaca.
Ten Beach Movie
Like A Tale of Two Cities, but on ten beaches instead.
Starts with an ominous warning and goes on to tell the sinister story of four sisters.
A mad scientist brings a dead man back to life using spare body parts and electricity, but things go south quickly when the creature's foul, rank odor withers grass, causes trees to fall over, and local animals to keel over dead.
Dionysus and his servant Xanthius encounter a sinister group of hippies with frizzy hair while questing to bring back a decent playwright.
You're a Good Man, Harlie Brown
The Peanuts gang learns to ride motorcycles.
A boat sails up the Mississippi carrying a load of pigs.
The pigs on aforementioned bot got eaten by a snake.
A new concept introducing a malt shop at the local spa.
The Kin and I
Anna visits her family.
An iffy tale of chickens.
Flower Rum Song
Captain Jack Sparrow had a bit too much to drink.
A Christmas Tory
The family Christmas party gets a little too political.
It's kinda big, but not huge.
10 in the Shade
The dry winter when the Snowmaker visited.
The Secret Arden
About a town in Ontario that very few people know about.
About a gallant knight named Sam.
School of RCK
An Algerian soccer team trains its players.
Fiddler on the Roo
A joey learns to play the violin.
An aspiring Bollywood star struggles through reams of paperwork to reach his dream.
Ale of Two Cities
London and Paris compete for the best brew.
Wet Side Story
It's raining in New York.
A Christmas Carl
An updated version of the classic tale, in which Carl Scrooge is visited by three hosts.
A popular teenage show decides to promote compressed air. Everyone's electronics are cleaned.
A very hairy puppy visits the vet.
Wes Side Story
Wes joins the Jets.
One on this Island
The epic search for palm trees on islands.
Dr. Horrible's Singalong Bog
Dr. Horrible goes on a quest through marshy flea-infested bogs to reach the secret lair of the Evil League of Evil, singing the whole time.