The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Hyperion » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:26 am

Denster wrote:just been gifted two tickets for Il Trovatore at the Royal opera House on the 11th July.

:wub: :wub: :wub:


Thanks for asking Denny, I am free that evening :wub:

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by Schiess dem Denster » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:23 pm

I was going to ask if I couldn't find someone. Alas - I have.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:49 pm

Just discovered the Theatre Cafe in London. Oh my :wub: They've just been playing nothing but Hamilton :slol:

Less than an hour to go until the Book of Mormon! I hope it's good now...

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Frank wrote:Just discovered the Theatre Cafe in London. Oh my :wub: They've just been playing nothing but Hamilton :slol:

Less than an hour to go until the Book of Mormon! I hope it's good now...


It's chuffing brilliant.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:32 pm

It is :lol:

Think it got a bit too mad towards the end, but it's easily the funniest thing I've seen in a theatre. The doctor was amazing :slol: Gonna download the soundtrack tomorrow for work!

I love how the Mormons have actually got adverts for the *real* book of Mormon in the programme :lol: They take it in good spirits.

In other news, there's two Hamilton tees on qwertee today. Kinda tempted.

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:30 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. I also went out and bought the soundtrack immediately after seeing it. Still listen to it really often.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:11 pm

Well, Kiss Me Kate was a bit of a comedown after yesterday :| first and probably last Welsh National Opera performance I'll see.

Not sure it really needed so much of the Taming of the Shrew in there, too. None of it was really beneficial to the plot and it just kind of drags watching a comedy musical and then having scene after scene of scene-chewing shakespeare :fp:

Overran by twenty minutes too, which really isn't on when the show's already 2 hours and 50 minutes. That's ridiculous.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:16 pm

Just on the way back from London after seeing the Last Five Years. Samantha Barks is perfection :wub: Her voice is insane. Such a good show, too. I'm not sure how easy it'd be to go into blind, though. The non-linear setup and how often the two leads are onstage performing to empty space (the two literally only interact in the middle) would probably confuse a lot of people.

It's fantastic, though. So glad I got tickets :wub:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:24 pm

Went to see my first ballet last night, the Nutcracker. Really enjoyed it although didn't really get the story, but the dancing and music was great.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Schiess dem Denster » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:09 am

It's lovely isn't it. You should come to the opera with me.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Did you pick up one of the cast lists that has the plot synopsis on? They're invaluable with most ballets :slol: Not sure when I'm going to get round to seeing it this year - Trying to get some free tickets for it from the Hippodrome after the Kiss Me Kate fiasco, but I'm not sure if they'll allow it. They've offered me some for another WNO show, but after Kiss Me Kate I'm really not in a rush to see them again...

Got a free pair of tickets to go and see Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Alex in February, though. Joanne Clifton :wub:

Also, for anyone who's interested, the Hamilton Mixtape is out now! Basically covers of songs from Hamilton by other artists (Usher/John Legend/Sia/Regina Spektor/Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon to name a few) with a few bonus tracks of songs they cut from the show. Expecting good things.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Hyperion » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:37 pm

Scheiss dem Fenster wrote:It's lovely isn't it. You should come to the opera with me.


It would be glorious. Although I've never been to the opera, and much like the ballet I'd be wary of not understanding what was going on.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Schiess dem Denster » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:44 am

Wikipedia is your friend.

Go there. Then YouTube the main songs. Then google wher they've been used before - ie films adverts.

Then you start to see themes etc.
Then go and see one.

Or just jump right in

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:19 am

Hamilton London pre-sale opens today! Hoping I manage to get tickets despute being on the crap internet at work. "I am not throwing away my shot" ;)

Anyone else sign up for it?

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:21 pm

Got tickets! :toot: :mrgreen:

Got row B stall seats to see it in December then Row B in the dress circle seeing it for my friend's birthday in January. Can't wait :wub:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Schiess dem Denster » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:02 pm

I got Hamilton tickets for march next year. My daughter is ecstatic. She's been raving about it for ages.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:15 pm

Woah. Have you listened to any of it? It's got some fantastic songs. I'm about to start on You'll be Back in my vocal lessons :shifty:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Schiess dem Denster » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm

Yeah. It's good.

Got Madame Butterfly tickets for april at the ROH.

Cannot wait.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:36 pm

My friend's just mentioned that Bryan Cranston's making his UK theatre debut later this year: http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-thea ... 42736.html

Definitely going to try and get tickets for that. No idea what the show/film's about, though :slol:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Schiess dem Denster » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:07 am

Going to see Madama Butterfly with friends in April but just got given two free tickets fro an earlier performance with a different cast and conductor. Two trips to London to the opera in a fortnight.

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