Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby MmeBahorel » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:24 am

Jersey Boys is actually excellent. It isn't a traditional jukebox musical - being biographical, you get a lot of character depth, and the whole thing is so well put together. I've seen it three times, different casts (different cities, too), and thoroughly enjoyed every performance. Not in the "hey, this is dumb but fun" way that i love Mamma Mia, but actively engaged with.

As to whether to see it or not, they are charging an arm and a leg for it, everywhere, and I can't judge for you what your tastes are. I doubt you'll be disappointed with the evening - it is a very good show - but there are trade offs in everything.

I don't know if you've got the 1NT or 2NT (Syracuse or Spokane), but the 1NT has some cast members I've seen. The Tommy DeVito is solid, the Nick Massi is absolutely amazing, and the Bob Crewe and Mary Delgado are great. 2NT, I don't know anyone. If you're in Syracuse, I would definitely pay to see Michael Lomenda's Nick Massi again.
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby geminimimi » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:19 pm

That sounds good. I've never seen a musical like Jersey Boys- a jukebox musical, so I think if I were to see it it would be an interesting experience. And the fact that it's based on real people and a real band is pretty cool too. It would be something totally new to me, so yeah, I think I'll go check it out. I'll be bypassing Annie for this. :D
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Rachel » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:49 pm

I love Seussical. Sue me. I am yet to see Phantom, but I am very surprised that fans don't call themselves Fantoms or something of the like.
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Acaila » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:57 pm

Actually, they call themselves Phans ;)
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Gervais » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:58 pm

And its companion, "Phanatic." :D
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Rachel » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:05 am

Oh! I thought Phan was a reference to Dan Howell and Phil Lester, who are Internet personalities and being a fan of both of them is being in the "Phandom".

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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Acaila » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:06 am

See, this is a very educational place :D
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby LaserUnicornJedi » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:35 am

I'm pretty ticked at the first few comments on this thread about Phantom but that's probably just me being a hardcore Phan.

I have seen 16 Broadway shows and the only one I didn't enjoy was Shrek. Choosing favorites is hard. Wait. Make that 14, two of them were plays.

The Little Mermaid
Wicked
POTO
Billy Elliot
POTO

I have seen Phantom twice so I feel it appropriate to mention it twice on the list. I loved the other musicals (besides Shrek) but these are the ones I enjoyed most.

I saw two plays. War Horse and Peter and the Starcatcher. My favorite has to be PATSC. It was hilarious!

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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Flynn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:15 am

I saw PATSC as well, along with Newsies and the Nichols-directed Death of a Salesman revival (as part of my high school's drama trip- the year before we saw Catch Me If You Can, War Horse, and Anything Goes).

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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby CeridwenLynne » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:03 pm

Phantom of the Opera
Cats
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Re: Favourite Non-Mis Musicals

Postby Rachelle » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Probably Phantom or Wicked but I do have a soft spot for Evita as well.
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