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Old 01-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #1876
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Book of Mormon is by far the best show I've ever seen live. It was just spectacular... And other than the two older gentlemen in front of me that found it necessary to repeat funny lines after the actors said them, it went off without a hitch. I didn't notice anyone leave.

That being said... I saw spring awakening 8 times on broadway... And except for closing night... No on ever got up and left.

It seems like bad etiquette is rampant at live shows and that is just sad. These people worked so hard to do what they're dining and it is just disrespectful.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #1877
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O. M. Gosh!!


We just saw Book of Mormon on tour, in Des Moines!

It was hilarious!

But definitely not for the easily offended.

I was a bit surprised that no one walked out during the show. We had been to a showing of "La Cage Aux Folles" last year at the same theater, and had to listen to some idiots behind us who complained the entire time - "Is that a GUY? You wouldn't catch me dead in that! I don't think this is funny at all!". Finally, they left.

But I think people knew enough about this show that they knew it was going to be offensive - after all, this IS the South Park guys! And I think the audience mostly knew what to expect.

It was the only time we've been to a matinee that wasn't crawling with little kids! Our "kids" were probably among the youngest folks there - and, at 17 and 21, I figured they were old enough to watch this. After all, they have all heard the words, especially since they watch South Park all the time! They had also seen Avenue Q, by Robert Lopez, who also worked with Trey Parker and Matt Stone on BOM, a few years ago and thought it was great!

We were really lucky to be able to see this - Des Moines is only the 6th city on their tour!
We are going tomorrow!! Can't wait. My 14 yo is not happy she doesn't get to go too. She could probably handle it but DD12 definitely not. Doesn't help that one of DD14's best friend does get to go. It's a tough call for that age.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #1878
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We are going tomorrow!! Can't wait. My 14 yo is not happy she doesn't get to go too. She could probably handle it but DD12 definitely not. Doesn't help that one of DD14's best friend does get to go. It's a tough call for that age.
Have a GREAT time!


Yeah, I think I would not take a 12 year old to this show.

We took our DS to see Avenue Q when he was 15, and in retrospect, I think he was a bit young for some of the rauchiness.

And off topic, although I love the shows they have at the Civic Center, I HATE the way the rows are configured. Not having a center aisle and needing to climb over people to get to your seat (or having others climb over you) really drives me crazy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #1879
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It totally depends on the kid. If your child watches any amount of network or cable TV, then I would say Avenue Q is okay for a seven or eight year old.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #1880
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #1881
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You know, it just seems to me that the level of etiquette at shows has bottomed out. It is as if people don't know how to behave in a civil manner in public anymore. We've noticed just general bad behavior at lots of live shows (people talking, farting, eating, blatantly ignoring the "no photography" rules, cell phones going off and even worse, people actually ANSWERING them, etc.). It's amazing - and kind of sad.
People are awful! When I saw Annie a few weeks ago, the theater was, naturally, filled with kids. But they were great - it was the adults who were the problem. The couple in front of us were fidgeting all through the show, put their arms around each other and then switching around who had to snuggle against who, whispering all the time, and then kept leaning over multiple times to hug, kiss, and otherwise congratulate their three kids for behaving so well all throughout the show. I wanted one of their kids to teach them how to behave. They were awful.

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Book of Mormon is by far the best show I've ever seen live. It was just spectacular... And other than the two older gentlemen in front of me that found it necessary to repeat funny lines after the actors said them, it went off without a hitch. I didn't notice anyone leave.

That being said... I saw spring awakening 8 times on broadway... And except for closing night... No on ever got up and left.

It seems like bad etiquette is rampant at live shows and that is just sad. These people worked so hard to do what they're dining and it is just disrespectful.
When I saw the Rent tour in Chicago, we saw a couple storming out of the matinee and telling everyone on the cancellation line, "IT'S FILTH!!!"

My ex-boss saw Spring Awakening and was convinced it was child pornography. She couldn't believe I saw it twice - and so did my mother! And there was nothing pornographic about Spring Awakening.

After he saw The Boy From Oz, my friend's father-in-law said "I Honestly Love You", which had been his wedding song, was ruined for him now that he knew Peter Allen was gay. I think I got in trouble for saying "You JUST found that out now???"

I actually don't know anyone who was offended by The Book of Mormon. I'm guessing most people knew what they were getting into when they walked in. Even my parents loved it, and they hate South Park. The weird part of it is...that show is actually really sweet. They just have a really R-rated (and hilarious) way of telling it.
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When I saw the Rent tour in Chicago, we saw a couple storming out of the matinee and telling everyone on the cancellation line, "IT'S FILTH!!!"

My ex-boss saw Spring Awakening and was convinced it was child pornography. She couldn't believe I saw it twice - and so did my mother! And there was nothing pornographic about Spring Awakening.

After he saw The Boy From Oz, my friend's father-in-law said "I Honestly Love You", which had been his wedding song, was ruined for him now that he knew Peter Allen was gay. I think I got in trouble for saying "You JUST found that out now???"

I actually don't know anyone who was offended by The Book of Mormon. I'm guessing most people knew what they were getting into when they walked in. Even my parents loved it, and they hate South Park. The weird part of it is...that show is actually really sweet. They just have a really R-rated (and hilarious) way of telling it.
See, I just don't understand why people would go to a show and not have any idea of what it is about. Especially at today's prices - even the "cheap seats" in a touring production will run you about $60.

Like the redneck idiots behind us at La Cage. Did they not know it was about drag queens? And had they stayed until the end, I'm sure the messages of tolerance and acceptance would have gone right over their trucker hats, which they did not take off.
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See, I just don't understand why people would go to a show and not have any idea of what it is about. Especially at today's prices - even the "cheap seats" in a touring production will run you about $60.
Maybe (1) it was a part of their season or (2) they got the tickets for free?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:26 PM   #1884
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If anyone is in New York and gets the opportunity to see Steppenwolf's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - SEE it! I saw it last week and thought it was really just fantastic - the best thing I've seen in quite a while. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton are giving absolutely incredible performances. I'm still thinking about them a week later!

I also saw the opening night of Fiorello! at City Center. Thought the music sounded wonderful and really enjoyed Erin Dilly. Despite a not-very-good italian accent, Kate Baldwin was great and her "When Did I Fall in Love?" was beautiful. Not the greatest show (blink and you miss how it ends), but I enjoyed it just for the chance to hear the score. :-)

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #1885
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I saw Sister Act last week in Boston and I really enjoyed it. It's one of those shows that doesn't take itself seriously, and I love that. The cast was (mostly) great and even though it's scaled down for the road, it's still a good production and it's in pretty good shape. I'm looking forward to seeing it in Providence in April - I have press tickets from work. (I am a copy editor at a newspaper and our lifestyles editor gives out the tickets to anyone who wants to review the show - I jumped at the chance to review Sister Act!)

I'm heading to New York in a few weeks to visit my friend and see a few shows - not sure which ones, but I'm determined to get a ticket to Newsies.... The last time I was there the TKTS booth didn't have 3 seats together, the time before that my friend that I was with said it looked "stupid and boring" and the time before that I tried for lottery tickets and didn't win...
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Loved Newsies. Thought the dancing was amazing.


Seeing Cinderella on Thursday. Can't wait!!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:16 AM   #1887
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Lorelei - please post your thoughts! I'm seeing it on Valentine's day... and I've read lots of mixed things about it. I'm very excited to see Laura Osnes... I've become a big fan of hers ever since I saw her in South Pacific!
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If anyone is in New York and gets the opportunity to see Steppenwolf's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - SEE it! I saw it last week and thought it was really just fantastic - the best thing I've seen in quite a while. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton are giving absolutely incredible performances. I'm still thinking about them a week later!

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Lorelei - please post your thoughts! I'm seeing it on Valentine's day... and I've read lots of mixed things about it. I'm very excited to see Laura Osnes... I've become a big fan of hers ever since I saw her in South Pacific!
Will do. I heard that they added some songs and that there's a new plot twist. Should be good.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #1890
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They announced our new season yesterday. Some great stuff!

Once
Sister Act
Peter and the Starcatchers
Ghost (meh)
Phantom ( which they made optional so I can leave it out of my season)
Evita
We Will Rock You

And season specials (not included in season tix)
Les Miserables
Mamma Mia
Wicked (yay! 5 times isn't too many right?)
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