This month we’re trying do decide which is the greatest stage musical of them all. The initial rounds of voting are done, and we’re now down to 32 contenders. Which will survive to make it to the Sweet 16? It’s time to vote and find out.

Wow. Those first rounds were tough weren’t they? There were some close fights, and some overwhelming victories. Poor Peter Pan never stood a chance against the Chicago juggernaut. And I was surprised to see Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Oklahoma! best their competitors.

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And things will only get tougher.

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*I have updated the videos above each poll to give people unfamiliar with the shows something new to compare with.

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Region 1

Les Miserables vs Hair

Beauty and the Beast vs The King and I

42nd Street vs My Fair Lady

Book of Mormon vs West Side Story

Region 2

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Wicked vs Ain’t Misbehavin’

A Chorus Line vs The Music Man

Fiddler on the Roof vs Avenue Q

Man of La Mancha vs Little Shop of Horrors

Region 3

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Phantom of the Opera vs The Wiz

Grease vs Hairspray

Cabaret vs The Rocky Horror Show

The Sound of Music vs Oliver!

Region 4

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The Lion King vs Spamalot

Chicago vs Jesus Christ Superstar

Anything Goes vs Oklahoma!

Hello Dolly! vs The Producers

[Schedule]

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Big 32: Today

Sweet 16: Wed. Feb. 17

Elite 8: Fri. Feb. 19

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Final 4: Tues. Feb. 23

Championship: Thurs. Feb. 25

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Hope everyone continues to have fun with the madness shenanigans.