Most Helpful Girls
I know many people who dislike musicals, specially boys. I have to say that some people may just dislike music, I don't know why.
Some other people just don't like the stories of some musicals, like many boys I know think all musicals are about love (like they think every musical is like Moulin Rouge). For that people is easy to show them they might like musicals showing them some musicals where love is not all. I did that with my boyfriend, I put him one of my favorites, Little Shop of Horrors, and he likes it. Audrey 2 is good to show some people they can enjoy musicals. Also Sweeney Todd, Blue Brothers or Chicago.1
Most Helpful Guys
Law of averages. If by the time you're 10 years old you've met 5 dogs, and 4 of them bit you, you probably won't like dogs. Pretty much all musicals were the same up until the 70s, at least in the US. If you've seen one, you've seen them all, and if you didn't like one, avoiding them was a perfectly safe bet. Things have changed. Contemporary musicals have become more creative, interesting, culturally relevant, and thus more popular. I still can't stand musicals in which every line is sung. I'm good with the cast breaking into song if it works with the tempo of the show. The Wizard of Oz was the only musical I appreciated until Grease came out. Which led me to Westside Story. I enjoyed the Fame TV series. Rent is good. Little Shop of Horrors is probably my all-time favorite.1