For quite awhile my favorite Broadway musicals were "Cats", "Tommy", "The Producers" and "Mamma Mia". But ever since a couple weeks ago, my new number one favorite is definitely "Wicked". Just a absolutely great show in every way possible. I would say that the audience response was the loudest of any show I've been to.
"Oh it's on like Donkey Kong." - Stifler, American Wedding
Going against EVERYTHING you people may know about me (...or think you do!), I'm gonna say JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
What is NOT to love about that show!
The music is practicly timeless, you could be watching it 50 years from now and the rockin' guitar and drum beats will still sound as fresh as if it were written recently.
The story, while 'heavy handed' really puts everything into a different perspective then what you would normally hear. (Even though there has recently been 'rediscovered' a lost book of the bible called The Gospel Of Judas, which just might make him out NOT to be the 'ultimate bad guy' as he's been portrayed through out the ages.)
Seriously, this show kicks ass! It's a musical for people who normally HATE musicals.
Originally posted by AWArulzWhere's Brian P? He's Mr Musical
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Growing up I really liked Les Miz, but my first big big musical I saw was a touring production of "Man of La Mancha" with Hal Linden. It was amazing. Then again, I was twelve, but I bet it was pretty good were I to see it today.
*Hated* "Phantom" and haven't seen much since.
But playing Jesus in "Godspell" was a pretty big deal then, and I still get to hear about it from my mother over ten years later.
(I was better as Fagin in "Oliver", and she never talks about THAT one...)
Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody*Hated* "Phantom"
And I was afraid that I was the only one. I was very dissappointed when I first saw it.
Even though I might not use "hated" to describe it, to me it was a almost boring show with slow and uninteresting music....but the special effects makes the show appear better than it really is.
Without the special effects I would have given Phantom a "D" grade. But because of the effects I would give the show a "C" grade.
P.S. Really can't see the love for "Jesus Christ Superstar". That was the only show that I really wanted to leave at intermission. I would definitely put that show on my "was very dissappointed list" right along with "Movin Out" and "Aida".
(edited by Kevintripod on 10.3.06 0530) "Oh it's on like Donkey Kong." - Stifler, American Wedding
Never seen one. I've never had the opportunity, really. If I ever did have the chance, I would like to see "Spamalot" though.
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Favorite Music: Jerome Kern's Showboat The 1936 film with Paul Robeson is about as good as it gets.
Favorite Show: Guys and Dolls The Sinatra film version. Sinatra, Brando and the music of Frank Loesser combine for the most fun for me.
Favorite actually seen on Broadway: Damn Yankees When my folks came to visit my brother and I in NYC, we took them to see this. Bebe Neuwirth was incredible as Lola. I was so suprised at how immensely talented she is. She's an excellent singer and dancer and was screaming hot in the fishnet stockings!
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