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#1 Marius

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:01 PM

What are your top 10 (or less if you havent seen 10) musicals you saw in 2006? Mine would be

1 - Avenue Q
2 - Cabaret
3 - Les Miserables (6th time seeing it)
4 - Wicked
5 - The Sound of Music
6 - Sunday in the Park with George
7 - Evita
8 - Chicago (Cameron Leigh, Brenda Edwards, Ian Kelsey)
9 - Footloose
10 - Dirty Dancing

and way down the bottom - spamalot!

#2 Haz

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:07 PM

eeshk, the end of 2006 seems a long time ago, let alone the beginning

in no order, but particularly enjoyed wicked, avenue q, tomorrow morning, me and my girl, departure lounge (now unzipped)

i can't even think of anymore off the top of my head.. which probably suggests quite a lot. really enjoyed all of those though
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:12 PM

In no particular order:

SPAMALOT
AVENUE Q
LES MIS
PORGY & BESS
DIRTY DANCING
EVITA
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

2006 was a rather disappointing year for me. The only shows that stood out were Avenue Q and Evita, which were so far ahead of everything else there's no point mentioning others. (Well, there was Promises Promises at Sheffield, but I count that as one of 2005's shows because that's when I first saw it. An outstanding production in every way; had I not seen it until 2006 it would have been the show of the year.)

Chicago had just about the best ensemble it's ever had, along with some great understudies and also the chance to see Kay Murphy appearing as Velma for a week. When Chicago is good it is very, very good, but it can't sustain it.

On the distinctly negative side, I suffered the misery of being crew on a production of Sugar, a show that I detest. It's bad enough seeing a show once and hating it. Seeing it night after night, trapped behind a set and unable to escape, is an unspeakable horror. (It's not just the show itself, but the memory of seeing Tommy Steele at the Prince Edward that it evokes.)
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:28 PM

1) Caroline or change
2) Aveneue Q
3) Cabaret
4) Billy Elliot
5) Sunday in the Park with George
6) Sound of Music
7) Les Miserables
8) Wicked
9) Evita
10) White Christmas

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:50 PM

1) Sunday in the Park with George
2) Caroline or Change
3) Avenue Q
4) Spamalot
5) Little Shop of Horrors
6) Jerry Springer the Opera (on tour)
7) Tomorrow Morning
8) Wicked
9) Evita
10) Witches of Eastwick (in Cardiff)
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(Peter @ Feb 13 2007, 03:50 PM) View Post
1) Sunday in the Park with George
2) Caroline or Change
3) Avenue Q
4) Spamalot
5) Little Shop of Horrors
6) Jerry Springer the Opera (on tour)
7) Tomorrow Morning
8) Wicked
9) Evita
10) Witches of Eastwick (in Cardiff)


(1) Billy Elliott
(2) Evita
(3) Spamalot
(4) Avenue Q
(5) Little Shop
(6) Les Mis (STILL SUPERB)
(7) SITPWG
(8) Caroline or Change
(9) Mamma Mia
(10) Chicago


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE(Haz @ Feb 13 2007, 03:07 PM) View Post
eeshk, the end of 2006 seems a long time ago, let alone the beginning

in no order, but particularly enjoyed wicked, avenue q, tomorrow morning, me and my girl, departure lounge (now unzipped)

i can't even think of anymore off the top of my head.. which probably suggests quite a lot. really enjoyed all of those though



This looks like someone who clearly enjoys new musicals.....my list would be pretty similar too.
Unzipped (formerly Departure Lounge) is on again at the Arts next week for two nights and I believe Tomorrow Morning is potentially coming into town - but you all probably know this already!!

Definitely two of the best new musicals of last year that will be big hits when they hit the mainstream....



#9 Haz

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:13 PM

already have my tickets for unzipped next week and my tomorrow morning cd is practically worn out already!!
both fabulous shows and glad to see they're both doing well..
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

1. Wicked
2. We Will Rock You
3. Billy Elliot
4. Spamalot
5. Avenue Q
6. Les Mis
7. Mary Poppins
8. Porgy and Bess
9. Evita
10. Mamma Mia





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