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    Programs inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed/created some of the greatest musicals in music theatre history, with some of his musicals having had runs exceeding more than a decade in both the West End and on Broadway. They have also inspired quite a number of figure skating programs. Here are some of them:-

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Original Musical - Close Every Door

    Todd Eldredge - Close Every Door (1998 Holiday Festival on Ice)

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Original Musical - Superstar

    Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - Jesus Christ Superstar (1990 Trophee Lalique - Gala)
    Irina Lobacheva & Ilia Averbukh (1997/98 FD (1998 World Championships))
    Todd Eldredge - Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) (1998 Grand Slam of Skating)

    Evita

    Original Musical - Don't Cry for Me Argentina

    Amélie Lacoste - Don't Cry for Me Argentina (2011/12 FS (2011 Skate Canada))
    Miki Ando - You Must Love Me (Exhibition 2012)
    Nicole Bobek - Evita Medley

    Cats

    Original Musical - The Jellicle Ball + Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

    Brian Orser - Cats (1983/84 SP (1984 Olympics))
    Mandy Wötzel & Axel Rauschenbach - Cats (1989/90 FS (1990 World Championships))
    Shizuka Arakawa - Memory (2005 Stars On Ice)
    Midori Ito - Memory (Artistic Program - 1993 World Professional Championships)
    Caryn Kadavy - Memory (1986 Goodwill Games Exhibition)
    Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner (Artistic Program - 1982 World Professional Championships)

    Starlight Express

    Original Musical - Finale

    Nancy Kerrigan - Starlight Express (Exhibition)

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Original Musical - All I Ask of You

    Meryl Davis & Charlie White - Phantom of the Opera Medley (2009/10 FD (2010 World Championships))
    Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman - Phantom of the Opera (1999/00 LP (2000 World Championships))
    Patrick Chan - Phantom of the Opera (Phantasia) (2010/11 LP (2011 World Championships))
    Daisuke Takahashi - Phantom of the Opera (2006/07 LP (2007 World Championships))
    Margarita Drobiazko & Povilas Vanagas - Phantom of the Opera (2005/06 FD (2006 Olympics))
    Brian Boitano - The Music of the Night (2005 Exhibition)
    Radka Kovaříková & René Novotný - All I Ask of You (1993 World Championships - Exhibition)
    Ann Patrice McDonough - All I Ask of You (2003 U.S. Nationals Exhibition)

    Sunset Boulevard

    Original Musical - As If We Never Said Goodbye

    Nancy Kerrigan - With One Look (1994 Olympics Exhibition)

    The Wizard of Oz

    Original Musical - Over the Rainbow

    Mao Asada - The Wizard of Oz (2004/05 SP (JGPF 2004))
    Kiira Korpi - Over the Rainbow (2010/11 SP (TEB 2010))

    So, what are your favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber inspired figure skating programs? If you can, please provide YouTube links to them
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    I'm not a big fan of Webber's, but just to add some programs to the list:

    Pechalat/Bourzat skated to Cats, in 2004-5.
    The Zaretskis skated to Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008-9.
    Kiira Korpi skated to Evita in 2010-11.
    Viktoria Helgesson skated to POTO in 2008-9 and to Sunset Boulevard in 2011-12.

    I'm not sure what Webber has to do with Over the Rainbow. It's an adaptation of someone else's work (specifically, Harold Arlen's), and whatever changes were made do not make it his composition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    I'm not sure what Webber has to do with Over the Rainbow. It's an adaptation of someone else's work (specifically, Harold Arlen's), and whatever changes were made do not make it his composition.
    Well said. The changes were minor, but I added it anyway just for completeness.

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    Igor Pashkevich skating to Lloyd Webber's Variations on a Theme of Paganini

    Not from a Musical originally, although the music was used in Song & Dance.

    Pashkevich also used a medley of Lloyd Webber's tunes in his 1994 free program, but I can't find a video of that program online.

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    (you tube links later)

    Katarina Witt: Evita (ex/pro)

    Yamaguchi-Galindo: cats (ex)

    Totmianina- Marinin: Phantom of the opera (ex)

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    I'm pretty sure that Yamaguchi & Galindo did an exhibition number to Starlight Express but I couldn't find a youtube video.

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    Liz Manley did a pro comp program to "Jellicle Ball" from Cats @ some point.

    In this season's SOI tour, Dorothy Hamill is skating to "As If We Never Said Goodbye." Kristi *may* have also skated to this during her years with SOI (have to check my souvenir programs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Pechalat/Bourzat skated to Cats, in 2004-5.
    Kiira Korpi skated to Evita in 2010-11.
    Viktoria Helgesson skated....to Sunset Boulevard in 2011-12.
    Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat - FD (2004/05 FD (2005 World Champ[ionships))
    Kiira Korpi (2010/11 FS (2011 World Championships))
    Viktoria Helgesson (2011/12 FS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    (you tube links later)

    Katarina Witt: Evita (ex/pro)

    Yamaguchi-Galindo: cats (ex)

    Totmianina- Marinin: Phantom of the opera (ex)
    T&M skating to Music of the Night

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhS7mtT_26A

    Jenny Kirk skates to Evita (SP)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhT9uQT6j90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Katarina Witt: Evita (ex/pro)
    Katarina Witt - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Exhibition)

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    Elena Glebova skated to Evita.

    Todd Eldredge had Starlight Express as SP in one of his junior years.

    By the way, I wonder why Sunset Boulevard is so rarely used in skating. The music is dramatic and powerful enough to be a great free skate material, I was gled when Helgesson took it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darya_russian View Post
    Elena Glebova skated to Evita.

    Todd Eldredge had Starlight Express as SP in one of his junior years.

    By the way, I wonder why Sunset Boulevard is so rarely used in skating. The music is dramatic and powerful enough to be a great free skate material, I was gled when Helgesson took it.
    May be because it's old and not many are familiar with it today?

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    I recall a few more 'Jesus Christ Superstar' programs: Viacheslav Zagorodniuk long program in 1993, Mikhailova & Sergeev's FD in 2006-07, and Stergiadu & Razgouliaevs from I *think* 1991 (may be 1992)

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    Simone Lang also had a short program to Jesus Christ Superstar that I enjoyed -- not on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    May be because it's old and not many are familiar with it today?
    It's one of the more recent Webber musicals, actually; Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and POTO all predate it. The movie is old, but that's not the same thing.

    I think it might be more along the lines that the plot of Sunset Boulevard does not lend itself to a skating program as well as some of the other Webber musicals.

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    Harrison Choate (USA) skated to a Jesus Christ Superstar Medley 2 seasons ago as junior level skater (he's now a senior).

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    It's amazing how Lloyd Webber's music has been used in skating for so many decades.... as far back as the 1970s.

    Lisa Marie Allen, Jesus Christ Superstar in 1980 Olympics FS

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