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Old 10-04-2009, 09:09 PM   #16
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ZOMG YES. I have the DVD and CD of that - LOVE IT.

That was my first exposure to the musical, and I was appalled by the woman singing Eponine in the original cast - could she be more whiny and irritating? I hated her voice to no end.
This is the only musical I've actually seen live; I came down from Boston with a friend and we saw it on Broadway, probably back in 1997/1998?

I was pretty impressed at the time.

I also saw an adaptation of David Cronenberg's The Fly at the L.A. Opera last year, but I'd rather not talk about it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:59 PM   #17
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Lea Salong FTW.
Lea Salong is awesome, but I hated "Miss Saigon".

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I also saw an adaptation of David Cronenberg's The Fly at the L.A. Opera last year, but I'd rather not talk about it.
Ooooooh, I heard that was supposed to be bad . . . really, really baaaaaaaaaad.
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Fyi, Rent closed last year. I was lucky enough to see it at the Nederlander before it did.

Chicago and Wicked were awesome; Hairspray was pretty good, too, if I recall.

Cats is coming to Detroit and I'm debating... I hear more bad than good.
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I would like to repair my earlier appalling typo, and apologize to the awesome Ms. Salonga.

It's Lea Salonga, not Lea Salong. Oh, the shame!
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:03 PM   #20
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Salong, sucker.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:01 PM   #21
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Blood Brothers is my favourite
Also love Mamma Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar, and erm, my guilty pleasure is definately Joseph... it's a bit cheesy but, sometimes cheese is good!
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #22
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There are parts of Joseph I like, and parts that are just too cheesy for words. I love that ALW and Tim Rice wrote that as their thesis or whatever it was.
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We've been very lucky in Melbourne recently - we have had Miss Saigon, Spamalot, Priscilla Queen Of The desert, Chicago, Wicked, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Phantom and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels play in the past 2 years.

Next year we have Hairspray, Fame, Rock Of Ages, Mamma Mia (yet again), The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening and Mary Poppins all playing at one time or another. We have the biggest theatre scene outside of North America and London apparently.

I loved Rent, Miss Saigon, Priscilla, Billy Elliot and Avenue Q. I liked Spamalot and Chicago - not so big on Jersey Boys.

I saw Hairspray a couple of years back on Broadway and also saw Rent again - great stuff.

Other shows that have come through Melbourne that I've seen and enjoyed include We Will Rock You, The Lion King and Les Mis.

I love a good cheesy musical.

I'm hoping we get Next To Normal soon and maybe Shrek.
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musicals always scared me because i've always worried about the potentially extreme cheese factor. a lot of my friends were into musicals in high school/jr high, and they seemed really lame. so i know nothing, have seen nothing, but i've heard wicked is awesome, though.

i admit i only read this thread because i thought it was going to be people admitting they like journey, and i wanted to know whose music tastes were to be discredited in the future.
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Everytime I see the title of this thread it bugs me, because there is no such thing as "south Detroit". It's called Toledo.
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the finer points of michigan geography are lost on me, being from the east coast and all, but every time i see the title of this thread of this thread that goddamn song gets stuck in my head and makes me want to blow my brains out.



i forgot...i do know that there's an awesome song in les miserables, but i don't know what it is.
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i forgot...i do know that there's an awesome song in les miserables, but i don't know what it is.
I Dreamed A Dream??

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There are parts of Joseph I like, and parts that are just too cheesy for words. I love that ALW and Tim Rice wrote that as their thesis or whatever it was.
There are some sincere parts, like Close Every Door, but then you get onto the whole thing with the Pharoah being an Elvis impersonator and it all gets verrryyy cheesy... but still entertaining nevertheless.
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