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I went to see a musical.

Earlier this week I went to see a musical called Wicked. It wasn’t. Anybody else been dragged to a musical?
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When you say it wasn't, do you mean it wasn't evil? Are have you gone all 80's and you'rte saying that you didn't like it, because it wasn't wikkid, init?

I have not seen it, but I have heard it is absolutely excellent.

We went to see the Lion King in London last year. Booked a box and everything (the secret is that the box was actually cheaper than 3 seats in the stalls. Priced low because of a limited view, but I'd done a fair bit of research and found that 2 of the boxes in particular didn't suffer from it). I really think that the feeling of papering ourselves contributed, but it was very enjoyable. Albeit I spent as much time watching my daughters enraptured face as watching the action.

I've also seen Stomp and the Blue Man Group in the past who were fun. And Phantom on Broadway.

If we're only terming, as you say, 'dragged', then I have been to see some 'am-dram' locally because of a friend who is into such things. Hmm....

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I’m sure if we’d been closer to the stage the whole thing would’ve been immersive but it was a bit like watching it on a small TV. It had some impressive staging to prove it was more than a panto but I preferred Stomp ,or recently Bill Bailey. We saw young frankenstein a while back which is also a musical but the story was easier to follow and had more funny bits.
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I was going to say that I would rather have parts of my anatomy removed than go and see a musical but I have just remembered that I went to see Avenue Q at the beginning of June and I enjoyed it enough to want to go and see it again.

And now I think about it some more, I had Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat on tape when I was younger and liked all the songs on that, so I could probably go and see that.

Generally though, I don't think I am pro-musical. I think that there's a sense of enforced jolity that I cannot stand - they all end happily right?

"upbeat musical of the year" *Shudders*
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I’m not a fan of musicals but I also get dragged along, I mostly like what I see more often than not.

My predicament is that my daughter in law is heavily into am-dram and we go along to support her. Even my son was persuaded to perform in The Full Monty by her friends as a dare, he was partially clothed playing one of the Chippendales that gave the Sheffield lads the idea, but it was ever so slightly embarrassing for his mother because we were placed on the front row where our son had to interact with some of the ladies, he skipped along the row sharpishly when he saw his mother.

I’ve seen the classics, South Pacific and West Side Story, excellent. Mama Mia was acceptable but I do like the enthusiasm of the amateur production, and they support and put money into little known venues.

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Have only ever been to musicals under duress. Various forgettable films, and on stage: We Will Rock You (feeble), Witches of Eastwick (utterly dire), Cabaret (featuring nudity and simulated sex but still boring as Hell) and others less memorable.

The only good ones I've seen are Phantom of the Opera (enjoyably ludicrous and good fun), and the stand-out one, Chicago. The latter has a plot, subtle humour, and makes a feature of its staginess. Definitely recommended. (But the film is limp).
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Sound of Music.

Actually quite good.
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I like to watch a film

I like to see a play

I like to go to a gig

I do not like them all lobbed together and mashed into some Godawful mess with an identity crisis.

That’s just my opinion, mind you.
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I don't generally like musicals, but I saw:

The original stage version Rocky Horror Show (excellent)
Mel Brooks' The Producers (very good)
Chicago (quite good)

I'm booked to see a new one (my 4th in 40 years!) this September:
https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/normality/
"Normality is a satirical interrogation of corporate corruption and the fragility of our aspirations, conducted with quirky humour and real heart. Featuring a coterie of cracking tunes delivered by a superb cast, this is a musical that deals with universal issues such as love, loss and loneliness in a disarmingly down to earth manner."
Sounds good, I'll report back
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Seen Wicked a couple of years ago, it was ok and the lead girl was fit looking.


Off to see School Of Rock in a week and I will not be eyeing up the schoolies as that is wrong.


Looking forward to it.
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I never understood musicals - they leave me cold.

But I started watching Crazy Ex Girlfriend (Netflix) and it really makes me laugh. Example:-

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