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Old 01-16-2009, 10:36 AM   #31
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Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. I love the music in each.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:40 AM   #32
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I could never pick just one. I love all musicals, some standouts for us were:

Jersey Boys
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Hairspray
Mamma Mia
Spring Awakening
All Shook Up
The Wedding Singer
The Producers
The Pirate Queen
Sweeney Todd
Sweet Charity

Recently, off-Broadway: Rock of Ages - awesome show!

We loved Shrek, believe it or not this was a great show.

Two of my lesser favorites were Chicago and Phantom of the Opera. I liked Wicked, but not enough to want to see it again.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:47 AM   #33
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Jersey Boys was my favorite so far.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:49 AM   #34
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I also loved Christina Applegate in Sweet Charity!
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:54 AM   #35
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I don't have one favorite.

I loved Aida. Also Phantom, Les Miz, and The Producers. I also enjoyed Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway. I saw it in town and was not as impressed.

I was not fond of Cats and saw Rent one time. I was glad I saw it but would not choose to see it again.

DH has not seen Phantom so we are going this Spring when it comes back.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:59 AM   #36
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Just wanted to add: I know in the community theater circles I run around in I'm in the minority, but I liked the musical Cats!
My FAV!!!

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*Phantom of the Opera
*Starlight Express
*Three Guys Named Moe (Not sure if you can call this one "broadway" but I loved it).
*A Christmas Carol, the Musical (saw this in '07 and made my Xmas since it was the last with my wife)
*Cats

Lot more, but these are the ones off the top of my head....
I loved Three Guys Named Moe!

I'll add Phantom as well.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:00 AM   #37
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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat....think I've seen this one 5 times.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #38
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Let's not forget Disney:

Beauty and the Beast
Lion King
The Little Mermaid
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #39
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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat....think I've seen this one 5 times.


That was the first show I saw on Broadway (I had seen Annie on tour up to that point). Saw it with David Cassidy in 1983. I saw it again in the 90's with some former teen star and I can't remember the name.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #40
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I've seen a bunch but Beauty and the Beast will always be my favorite. I saw it at least 8 times since the year it opened and I cried when I found out it was closing (it better have a revival once I have kids...or there will be more crying)

My second favorite was Spamalot. I Got DH (then just DBF ) tickets in the front row of the balcony on the opening night of previews, which was Valentine's day a few years ago. He is a huge monty python fan and even though frankly I don't like their stuff I LOOOVED the show. I'm sure it helped to have the best cast possible....Hank Azzaria was there, need I say more?


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Old 01-16-2009, 11:29 AM   #41
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That was the first show I saw on Broadway (I had seen Annie on tour up to that point). Saw it with David Cassidy in 1983. I saw it again in the 90's with some former teen star and I can't remember the name.
Didn't Donny Osmond do Joseph when it was revived?
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Didn't Donny Osmond do Joseph when it was revived?
There is a DVD out with him as Joseph. Not sure if he did it on stage.....although I think you're right and he did.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:42 AM   #43
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I have seen a bunch of Shows on Broadway.. When I was in High School my drama club would have a fieldtrip us twice a year...

On Broadway I have seen

Cats
Will Roger's Follies
Les Mis
Guys and Dolls with Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
Grease
Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis
Beauty and the Beast ( twice)
Sunset Blvd ( with Betty buckley and Andrew Giordano( who I got to perform in BATB with a few years ago)
The Who's Tommy
The Secret Garden ( great show but long)
Crazy for You
42nd Street
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat



On Tour

Hairspray( loved it)
Legally Blonde ( Loved it)
Avenue Q ( Loved It)
Les Mis
Guys and Dolls ( it was a major letdown after seeing it on Broadway)
Miss Siagon
Rent
Lion King
Wicked ( Love it)
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:56 AM   #44
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It is hard to pick one favorite out of the many I've been fortunate to see but the list would include:

Musicals: She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls, For Me and My Girl, Woman of the Year, 42nd Street, Fosse, Chicago

Plays: Othello, Noises Off, Streetcar Named Desire (with Blythe Danner as Blance), You Can't Take It with You, The Real Thing, Moon for the Misbegotten, Nicholas Nickleby, Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano de Bergearc (Derek Jacobi played Cyrano and Benedick----fantastic, fanstastic production!!!)
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Didn't Donny Osmond do Joseph when it was revived?
Michael Damien played Joseph when the revival opened. Not sure if Donny ever did the part on Broadway.

Here's my list:

Favorites:
Rent
Les Miz
The Who's Tommy
Billy Elliot (in London, I haven't seen it on B'way yet)
Ragtime
Man of La Mancha
Wicked
The Secret Garden

The worst:
All Shook Up
Footloose
Titanic

Favorite performances: Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, the original cast of Rent, Harvey Firestein in Hairspray, Brian Stokes Mitchell or Nathan Lane in anything.

Funniest: Spamalot/The Producers

Saddest: Blood Brothers

Most original: Movin' Out, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Most fun jukebox musical: Jersey Boys

Funniest songs:
"The Song that Goes Like This", "Diva's Lament" - Monty Python's Spamalot
"Where Did We Go Right?" - The Producers

Saddest songs:
"The Letter" - Billy Elliot
"A Little Fall of Rain" - Les Miz
"Tell Me It's Not True" - Blood Brothers
"Back to Before" - Ragtime
"Left Behind" - Spring Awakening

Best Love Song:
"You're Timeless to Me" - Hairspray

Best Dance Sequences: "Angry Dance" and "Swan Lake" arial ballet from Billy Elliot

Most jaw-dropping opening sequence: The Lion King

Songs I never get sick of:
"La Vie Boheme" - Rent
"Defying Gravity" - Wicked
"You Can't Stop The Beat" - Hairspray
"The Impossible Dream" - Man of La Mancha
"Electricity" - Billy Elliot
"One Day More" - Les Miz
"Tenterfield Saddler" - The Boy From Oz
"Make Them Hear You" - Ragtime
"Totally *$##@!" - Spring Awakening
"Lily's Eyes" - The Secret Garden

Funniest Ad-Lib Ever: "There's a cute guy in that," - Hugh Jackman after an audience member mentioned the X-Men movies.

I'm sure there's lots more - as you can tell, I love musicals!!!
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