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  1. sharonW

    sharonW DIS Veteran

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    Can you let me in on the transformation
    secret?? I'm dying to know!!;)
     
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  3. Zip-A-Dee-Lady

    Zip-A-Dee-Lady True Ukrainian Dancer

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    In response to Avenue Q closing, only the US tour and west end are closing. West End is closing in March and the tour is closing in May.

    There are no plans yet to close it on Broadway.
     
  4. AmandaSparks730

    AmandaSparks730 <marquee><font color=purple> All shall know the wo

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    I've seen:

    Beauty and the Beast (3 times)
    The Lion King (gorgeous!)
    Wicked (2 times)
    Dr. Dolittle (with Tommy Tune)
    Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby's farwell tour)
    The Phantom of the Opera (so beautiful)
    Rent (I cried!)
    Legally Blonde (National tour--opened here)
    Mamma Mia! (pretty good)
    Chicago! (front row!)
    Oliver! (I was pretty young, so I didn't really "get" it)
    Cats (strange...very strange...but good!)

    As my ticker says, I'm seeing the Spring Awakening tour in April! I absoultely cannot wait. I also hope to (one day) see Avenue Q. I deeply regret that I could not see Hairspray before it closed. I must say my favorite is Wicked (in terms of staging, music, and costumes). That may change when I see Spring Awakening, though! I also adore Rent. (Anthony Rapp is my favorite actor!)
     
  5. tiggger1

    tiggger1 <font color=green>I put vicks on my feet<br><font

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    I got to perform on stage with Betty Buckley My director( director, voice teacher,family friend) knows Betty and asked her to come down and do a concert in Southeastern MA a few years ago. She did a master class and a concert and we got to since on stage with her! She was so nice. She signed autographed and stayed until everyone got one.

    We also had Shirley Jones come and perform when we did Music Man. She was in her trailer and snuck inside to listen. Someone pulled the fire alarm and we had to stop the show. After they let us all back in, she came out and said hi and watched another 15 minutes of the show...

    I have pictures of both if anyone is interested....
     
  6. tiggger1

    tiggger1 <font color=green>I put vicks on my feet<br><font

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    BTW HI dklam I Knew al was here but I didnt know you were too....Its a small word....its Danielle from H2H!
     
  7. Karamia

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    We truly enjoyed Lion King! Especially the second act! Pure Disney, great voices!
     
  8. sharonW

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    Glad you enjoyed LK! Can't wait till sunday!
    Whatever would we do without that Disney
    magic!:)
     
  9. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    Yep, we're going to try the lottery, also student rush for the ones dd can get two tickets with one ID. I'm sure we'll see something.
     
  10. DISshopkeeper

    DISshopkeeper <font color=green>Had 3 topplings over the years<b

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    I loved MP on B-way (saw it twice in 8 weeks). And the movie is consistently in my top ten movie list! I'm glad they didn't cut that scene, I liked it and really enjoy "Temper Temper."
     
  11. Disney  Doll

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    Loved Spamalot. Hilarious!!!!
    Thought Legally Blonde was cute...I did enjoy it.
    Thought the staging at The Little Mermaid was ingenious.

    As far as "classics": Hello Dolly and My Fair Lady.
     
  12. CapeCodTenor

    CapeCodTenor <font color=red>Born on a small planet around Alph

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    That's totally cool. I would have loved to perform with her on stage.

    You know, I still have yet to see Lion King. I need to get there at some point.
     
  13. sharonW

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    Anyone seen Billy Elliot?? If so,
    how did you like it.:)
     
  14. Karamia

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    View from the upper floor of the Minskoff

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    Though I probably wouldn't see this again, unlike Les Mis and Miss Saigon which I saw numerous times, it is also one not to miss. Endless Nights and He lives in You brought tears to my eyes. Great performances.

    Hakuna Matata!

    Sharon, you will have a wonderful time!
     
  15. sharonW

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    THANKS!!::yes:: I'm excited, it should be a great family
    day, and a Disney one at that!!!:flower3:
     
  16. Karamia

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    I figured the pictures would add to the excitement! :thumbsup2
     
  17. Karamia

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    Oh and I added a photo of Grand Central Station to my sig. :goodvibes

    since we watched the train pull away and had to wait a half hour.:rolleyes:
     
  18. CapeCodTenor

    CapeCodTenor <font color=red>Born on a small planet around Alph

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    So I'm poking around Youtube during lunch and came across a video of Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking performing "Just in Time," and can I just that Tommy Tune can dance. Ok, I know he's a dancer, but I've never seen him dance before and he moves so gracefully across the stage.

    Here's the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8YdB66O7s
     
  19. sharonW

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    Most Definitely!! THANKS!!::yes::
     
  20. JenM

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    I saw it in London. We liked it so much we went back the next night and saw it again. And we ended up seeing mostly a whole new cast the 2nd time, since there are multiple actors playing the kids in the show and a lot of the adult cast changed as well.

    It's a great show. The boy playing Billy has at least 4 major dance sequences in the show, and they are all fantastic. The "angry dance" that ends Act 1 and the arial ballet in Act 2 were the main reasons I wanted to see it again!

    The movie is one of my favorites, and I thought they did a great job adapting it to the stage. My sister saw the Broadway version, and she said it was fantastic.

    Here's the finale of Angry Dance - just incredible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4foXk4hhbk
     
  21. piney

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    Dh just got us tickets to see HAIR in April! I'm so excited, I was around 10 years old when it first came out in the '60's, I love the music.

    http://www.hairthemusical.com/
     

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