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Post by Michael » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:08 pm

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There used to be non-stop commercials for that show on TV around here. Granted, however, that I used to love watching them. They were hilarious. I'd like to see the show.
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Post by Scarlet » Tue May 08, 2007 9:30 pm

The Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll & Hyde. I love Les Miserables, as well.
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Post by cluegirl104 » Tue May 15, 2007 8:52 am

has anyone sen the new version of the producers w/ mathew broderick (crap-did i spell that right?!) i died laughing!!!!
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Post by Niteshade007 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:53 pm

I'm seeing Into the Woods tonight with a friend. I hadn't ever really even heard of it, but he had an extra ticket, so I figured I'd go. I'll let you all know what I thought of it when I get back!

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Post by Michael » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:18 pm

I LOVE that show! You need to see the original on video starring Bernadette Peters!
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Post by Niteshade007 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:06 pm

Ok, I just got back from it, and I enjoyed the first act immensely. It was humorous, messed with fairy tales a little, but it was still quite good. Also, it was funny because the Big Bad Wolf was a little too excited about his performance, if you know what I mean.

The second act though was a little despressing. It goes from poking fun at fairy tales to killing off all of the characters within those fairy tales. It did have some great songs, particularly "Last Midnight" and the one that the Baker's Wife sings about moments (can't remember the title), but overall I think I would have been happier with a happier ending, not a "and they all lived contently ever after"

Yes, I understand that was the point of the play, finding the middle ground between, as Cinderella puts it, a nightmare and a dream. But living contently ever after isn't quite the escape I'm looking for when seeing a play. Plus, Sondheim, talented as is, makes a lot of his songs sound alike. He really likes to have all the characters singing very fast and at the same time, making it difficult to get what's going on sometimes.

But still an enjoyable play and one that I would probably go see again if given the chance.

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Post by Michael » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:06 am

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I remember seeing the show for the first time and being absolutely shocked that the baker's wife gets killed. She's such a lovable character and then, BAM, she's gone.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:36 pm

Yeah, that was upsetting. Probably my favorite character, as was the Witch. The one I was most surprised by was Rapunzel's death. I mean, that's a classic fairy tale character, much more so than Jack's Mom or any of the other victims, so it was really surprising to see her die.

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:56 pm

I liked Chicago a lot. I loved the new Hairspray and I thought Grease was pretty good too.
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Post by PeachFreak » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:15 pm

The most recent broadway musical I saw was Mary Poppins. It was way too longand dragged out, but most of the actual songs and acting were okay.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:47 pm

I felt a LOT of the songs in Mary Poppins the film were way too long. They just seemed to go on forever.

Chicago is coming to town in April, so I hope to see that. The movie Hairspray is coming to campus fairly soon, so maybe I'll go see that. Still, the only song I know from that is Miss Baltimore Crabs.

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:16 am

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Post by Colonel Gray Poopond » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:47 am

Hm, some of my favorite musicals are-

Anything Goes

Cabaret

Chicago

Hair

and many many others I'm sure.
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Post by chaostheory1489 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:18 am

i haven't seen that many but The Lion King is my absolute favorite.

I also really liked Hairspray, although I like the movie better, and Wicked, although there's only a couple songs on the soundtrack I like listening to.

I've also seen The Boy From Oz and Les Miserables, Cats, and Into the Woods, but I didn't see the last three on Broadway.

The Boy From Oz was boring, and I didn't thoroughly enjoy the last three, but I'd probably go see them again if I were able.

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Post by Michael » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:58 am

The Lion King was the worst theatrical experience of my life on Broadway. The seats were SO small, I couldn't even sit with my knees forward. It was so uncomfortable, I was praying the **** show would end just so I could get out of there.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:22 am

Oh that's too bad, because the Lion King was a great show. Not my favorite, but it was incredibly well done.

Cats doesn't interest me in the least. I know a lot of people love it, but I just don't think I'd enjoy it.

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