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Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:24 pm

I saw Wicked at London's Apollo Victoria theatre on Friday night starring Kerry Ellis and Dianne Pilkington. And, I can honestly say it is one of the best, if not THE best musical I have ever seen. Defying Gravity was phenomenal, as were The Wizard and I, What Is This Feeling?, Popular, Dancing Through Life and No Good Deed.

It is simply spellbinding!

My top 5 are (in no particular order, they all have their qualities)

Wicked
Blood Brothers
Miss Saigon
Hairspray
Evita

So, what are your favourites?

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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:30 pm

I found Wicked entertaining, but the music isn't catchy. Of course, Les Miserables is the same way in many regards.  Wink

I'd have to say that my top 5 are (In no particular order):

The Sound of Music
The Phantom
Annie
Sweeney Todd
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:01 am

My Top 5 (In No Particular Order):

La Cage Aux Folles
Les Miserables
Caberet
Wicked
Avenue Q
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:03 am

We Will Rock You
Mamma Mia (the stage show, not that daft movie!)
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Lion King
Jesus Christ Superstar
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:03 am

Rent
les mis


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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:32 am

I loved Wicked, I was lucky enough to get center tickets for row 6 the day of, I guess at the prices of $300 dollars per turns many people away, non-the-less it was full. I saw it on broadway and I really enjoyed it. I would have to disagree with the poster about the music, I found the music to be really good. My top three would be:

Wicked, Broadway
The Phantom, Broadway
and while not a musical Moulin Rouge, Paris
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:58 am

I've never been to a Broadway-type production, to be honest. I'd love to go see Wicked, Lion King, Joseph, and a few others as well. I've seen the movie "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dramcoats", starring Donny Osmond, and I just love it.

My daughter is huge on Wicked and Rent, although I'm not a big fan of Rent.
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm more of an opera person, but I did like "Spamalot".

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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:02 pm

Elisabeth

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Mozart
Rebecca
Evita
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:13 pm

Into the Woods
Cabaret
Kiss Me, Kate
My Fair Lady

Wicked was good as well, saw it at the Keller about 3 weeks ago.
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite

Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:25 pm

With ticket prices being what they are, nights at the theater are vanishingly rare for me. Here are my top five:

A Chorus Line (my all-time favorite)
The Music Man
The Producers
Crazy for You
Dreamgirls

Really like the film versions of My Fair Lady, Cabaret and (the original) Hairspray. Would love to see them on stage someday.
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:51 am

Mine are

Wicked
Avenue Q
Rent
Mama Mia
Naked boys singing (off broadway)
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:55 am

Saw "Wicked" late last year. Disliked it.

Love "Les Mis" and "Rent".
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:10 am

The Scarlet Pimpernel

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Chicago

(above are from Broadway)

Mary Poppins, (West End)
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:24 am

I love you, You're perfect, Now Change is great, I acutally met my partner when I went to see it. Not one of my favs but its a good one
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:49 am

1. Sweeney Todd
2. Rent
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:55 am

Wicked is the only show I've seen on Broadway, and it was quite good. Jesus Christ Superstar is another good one, but my favorite is probably Sweeney Todd, for which I played in the pit orchestra when my college put it on last year. The Dies Irae theme happens to be my favorite well-known musical motif, and Sweeney uses a lot of it.
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:35 am

So far the only two shows I've seen were Wicked and Avenue Q (Both London), and thought they were both great. I would like to see Wicked again, as I was something like third row from the back of the house on the top balcony. I'm going to New York soon to see a girl I used to date, and she's going to take me to see some shows. We met working on a local production of Chicago, and shes now at AMDA.
 
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RE: Wicked Is, Well, Wicked! What's Your Favourite?

Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:39 am

Lion King
and
Tarzan

Disney Musicals are just great.
I'm still in for the classic Westside story though I have never seen it live, obviously
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