The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Tragic Magic » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:22 pm

Seeing Lion King next week.

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by Frank » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:19 pm

So, the Birmingham panto was pretty by-the-numbers. The Brummie dragon was hilarious, though.

I think I'm a little bit in love with Danielle Hope, too. She sings a verse or two of On My Own in the show. I'd have loved to have seen her run as Eponine :wub:

Gok Wan wasn't as bad as I was expecting, either. He's got potential if he does decide to do more theatrical stuff.

EDIT: Also, bit of a long shot, but has anyone seen any of Matthew Bourne's ballets? Are they any good? He always seems to do things a little differently with predominantly male casts, so I almost want to go just to see how it compares to the more... traditional shows.

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by GlassjAw » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:01 pm

I'll contribute.

The wife has dragged me along to a fair few of these across the world and i'd be lying if I didn't have a good time with the majority.

Hits
Lion king - London
Ghost stories - London
Legally Blonde - London
War horse - New York
Wicked - New York

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The Woman In Black - London
Spiderman - New York

Loved the Hits! Would recommend them to anyone! Wicked and Lion King both being especially good.

Spiderman in New York was shocking. If the Green Gobling wasn't there for comedy value I'd almost rate it the biggest waste of £100 ever. The production was there but Jesus, the music was hilariously bad.

I'm looking to see The Book of Mormon in the not to distant future.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:56 pm

First time at the ballet tonight. Should be great. 8-)

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm

I'm surprised it's your first. Whose production are you seeing?

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:11 am

Swan lake. Absolutely enchanting. :wub:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Tragic, get this in the thread title pls:

BACK TO THE FUTURE MUSICAL ACTUALLY HAPPENING

Bob Gale wrote:The Back to the Future Musical is a project that Bob Zemeckis and I have been exploring for almost ten years. We’re thrilled to be at last in partnership with a creative and producing team that will create a show that is true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake... We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.


Hitting London in 2015.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Songwriter » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:22 am

Saw Book of Mormon. One of the best 2 hours of my life.

And that doesn't do it justice.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Yoshimi » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Got free tickets to Evita tonight. Don't know what to expect. Except for Don't Cry for me Argentina, I don't know much about it.

I really want to see Book of Mormon, but when my wife looked into it, it was £300 for 2 tickets. Plus train fairs from Edinburgh and a night or two stay in London. Making it a very expensive trip. :?

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by Tragic Magic » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:36 am

Just noticed that Video Games Live are in London on the 2nd of November this year. I've been waiting years to see this show but that's the week I'll be on my honeymoon! Don't know how to feel. :slol:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:20 am

Cancel the honeymoon. She'll understand.

I'm going to their Manchester show. Funded their Volume 3 collection on Kickstarter so I get into the meet-and-greet too (and my name on the screen at the start yeahhhh). Going to be amazing :wub:

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Mockmaster » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:17 pm

Saw Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud.

Marvellous show. The quick set changes on the revolving stage were particularly impressive.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:10 pm

Seeing Orlando with Suranne Jones at the Royal Exchange on saturday. Should be great.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:53 pm

Tempted to go see Singing in the Rain at the Hippodrome next weekend. Anyone seen it? I've heard good things...

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Mockmaster » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 am

I went to see The Weir at The Wyndham's Theatre. Really enjoyed it.

Funny but with some very dark moments.

Brian Cox was awesome.

Ardal O'Hanlon was literally his Father Ted character. He got most of the laughs. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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by Tomous » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:07 am

Mockmaster wrote:Ardal O'Hanlon was literally his Father Ted character. He got most of the laughs. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.



Well, it is an excellent character.

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PostNot Today, Baby.
by Mockmaster » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:07 am

Hoping to see The 39 Steps next. How about you, Tomous?

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:32 am

So, Singing in the Rain is amazing. Faye Tozer was fantastic as Lina (disappointed there's no videos of her doing What's Wrong with Me around, though :( ), and all dat rain. Oh my.

Just in case anyone else here has an ATG Theatrecard - Advanced booking is up now for Avenue Q at the New Alexandra! Think I'm the first person to book for it. Just nabbed six seats on the front two rows of the circle. Got our usual New Alex seats. Noice 8-)

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:40 pm

Just got the latest brochure through for the Hippodrome. Decent shows coming up that I want to try and get to: One Man, Two Guv'nors, Show Boat, Wicked, and maybe Jon Richardson. Shrek The Musical is coming there next year, too. Sort of tempted, but I bet it's awful.

Might be seeing a few of the BRB ballets there too, possibly. Going to be an expensive few months!

Disappointed I've missed Stephen Mangan doing his run in Jeeves and Wooster, but Robert Webb's taken over the role now. Not sure if he'll be better or worse.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:18 pm

Seeing Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Exchange on the 28th April.

Then Seeing the Marriage of Figaro at the Royal Opera House on 7th May. Best seats in the house. Should be stunning.

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