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Poll: Forgetting production values, just based on the music/lyrics themselves, which is his best? (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Forgetting production values, just based on the music/lyrics themselves, which is his best?

  1. Joseph (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  2. Jesus Christ Superstar (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  3. Evita (7 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Cats (3 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  5. Starlight Express (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  6. Tell me on a Sunday/Song and Dance (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  7. Phantom of the Opera (9 votes [18.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.37%

  8. Aspects of Love (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  9. Sunset Blvd (12 votes [24.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.49%

  10. Whistle Down The Wind (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. The Beautiful Game (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  12. The Woman In White (4 votes [8.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.16%

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#1 Marius

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:54 PM

Try and forget which show is your personal favourite and judge based on it musically, if that makes sense. Ive not voted neccessarily fo rthe show I enjoy the most, but what I think is his best work.

#2 Matthew Winn

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:42 AM

What do you have against By Jeeves?
I have always hated eggs. I remember back when I was a sperm I tried to head-butt one. It did not end well.

#3 Marius

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(Matthew Winn @ Mar 11 2007, 09:42 AM) View Post
What do you have against By Jeeves?



God sorry completely forgot that one!

#4 M George

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE(Marius @ Mar 11 2007, 12:58 PM) View Post
God sorry completely forgot that one!


Can't imagine too many people would vote for that one anyway.  I thought it was pants!

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#5 Matthew Winn

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 05:43 PM

I really liked By Jeeves. It's one of the few things ALW has written that isn't relentlessly ponderous and repetitive (although the song about the pig is hardly one of his proudest moments). Unfortunately ALW-haters inevitably gave it a miss and ALW-lovers didn't like it because it was too different from most of his other work, so it didn't have a chance.
I have always hated eggs. I remember back when I was a sperm I tried to head-butt one. It did not end well.

#6 theatrebuzz

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE(Matthew Winn @ Mar 11 2007, 05:43 PM) View Post
I really liked By Jeeves. It's one of the few things ALW has written that isn't relentlessly ponderous and repetitive (although the song about the pig is hardly one of his proudest moments). Unfortunately ALW-haters inevitably gave it a miss and ALW-lovers didn't like it because it was too different from most of his other work, so it didn't have a chance.


Sunset Blvd...has to be...the only "classic" musical ALW has written that has so much....quite Sondheim too ...

Cats I think has to be congratulated for allowing new audiences in...Evita, the music is amazing bu i doubt the original will every be matched. Phantom, not my fav at all, but is a great peice.

Anything else, esp newer stuff, I wouldnt really rate...

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 06:15 PM

i voted for Sunset too - it told the story beautifully and really built up the characters well.

Mind you, JCS nearly got my vote....

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(M George @ Mar 11 2007, 01:31 PM) View Post
Can't imagine too many people would vote for that one anyway.  I thought it was pants!


I disagree completely. I thought it was charming in a Sandy Wilson, whimiscal, kind of way. It contained some of ALW's best work IMO - not that I am a lover of his shows. It was, of course, the influence of Alan Ayckbourn that there was so much comedy and a more than usual level of inspiration in the direction, but much of ALW's success appears to depend on his co-writer. rolleyes.gif

But we are collectively never going to agree completely on any show. wink.gif
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