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canadian_turtle

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#292785 Fiddler On The Roof/Evita in Aldwych!

Posted Seriously on 13 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

And we all thought you just hated From Here to Eternity, and the Chocolate Factory transfers, and Spamalot, and Thriller, and the Billy Elliot score, and Stephen Ward, and Happy Days, and The Light Princess...

Blimey


#288728 Richard 2Nd - With David Tennant

Posted Poly on 07 January 2014 - 04:43 PM

View Postcanadian_turtle, on 06 January 2014 - 08:06 PM, said:

Is anyone able to shed some light on the current day seat situation? We might want to give it a shot on Saturday :)

I dayseated it on 30 December (which was one performance and on a day that was probably busy for dayseats, people having time off work etc). They start giving away the tickets at 10:30am, I was there 8:30am and I got the last of the 30 £10 tickets.
If you want to be certain, go early, 7:30am. The building opens at 8am, but before that people wait out of the cold in the covered and protected area of the Silk street entrance. Once, you are inside at 8am, it's actually quite pleasant: people sit down in the queue (upon the ground fittingly!), you can pop for coffee and it has free wifi.


#288094 The Light Princess

Posted Ruperto on 31 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

I'm definitely on the 'love it' side of the divide after seeing this last night, and would agree with others who say that people should take the plunge!

I generally avoid musicals like the plague (I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with my kids just before Xmas and thought it was godawful, and don't get me started on West Side Story at Sadlers Wells) but nabbed £12 front stalls tickets for this for me and the family because of the people involved. We (me, my wife and two girls aged 14 and 12) all came out raving (OK, it's possible my kids were humouring me, but they really seemed to love it).

I loved the songs and can't understand why they've been slated by so many people. And the 'flying' effects and puppetry were wondrous, IMO. Rosalie Craig was simply fantastic - I'm so glad she's picked up an award. I'm slightly cross with myself for being too cowardly to give her a standing ovation, which she fully deserved (there were a few standers).

I don't tend to well up etc at the theatre very often - maybe I'm just a grumpy old git - but I found this really moving. I didn't expect that.

It was a full and enthusiastic house last night, and it seems a bit of a shame to me if this ends its run in a few weeks' time and we never hear anything more of it...


#286655 Disney's Frozen To Be Adapted For Stage?

Posted Titan on 12 December 2013 - 08:53 PM

View Postjamescrispy94, on 12 December 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Blimey, I've really hit some nerves here!

You made a patronising comment with an air of superiority, so yeah


#283246 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted mjr on 08 November 2013 - 01:39 AM

I tend not to get involved in conversations like this, but despite personal feeling towards shows, I feel it rather sad to wish them to close. If people started chatting online about your place of work closing because things were not going so well it would not feel great. The cast may not be your favourite, but there is a bloody good orchestra and crew working on this show, and I fear the worst or them! Think about those that are often forgotten in this sort of situation. I think its time some people grew up on this board. Its fine not to like a show, but try and be adult about it.


#280752 Been On Broadway - Duchess Theatre Sun 13Th October

Posted freckles on 14 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

They have now posted this on their Facebook account:

ACT 1
Carrying The Banner Newsies Company
Breathe In The Heights Alexandra Da Silva & Company
Not The Boy Next Door The Boy From Oz Paul Treacy
I’ve Been Next To Normal Sebastian Thomas
Beyond My Wildest Dreams The Little Mermaid Sarah Goggin
Poor Unfortunate Souls The Little Mermaid Sally Samad
The Life of the Party The Wild Party Sarah Goggin
Killer Instinct Bring It On Alexandra Da Silva & Company
Superboy and the Invisible Girl Next To Normal Paul Treacy, Sarah Goggin
& Sally Samad
Once More I Can See Wonderland Alexandra Da Silva
Change Don’t Come Easy Memphis Sally Samad & Company
Seize The Day Newsies Sebastian Thomas & Company
ACT 2
Crazier Than You The Addams Family Sally Samad & Sebastian Thomas
Pulled The Addams Family Sarah Goggin
Epiphany Altar Boyz Paul Treacy
He’s No Good The Life Sally Samad
Role of a Lifetime Bare Paul Treacy
A Light In The Dark Next To Normal Sebastian Thomas
Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad Bonnie & Clyde Alexandra da Silva
Some Things Are Meant To Be Little Women Sally Samad & Sarah Goggin
Memphis Lives In Me Memphis Sebastian Thomas
Astonishing Little Women Alexandra Da Silva
Heroes Wonderland Company
ENCORE
Step One Kinky Boots Company

So now we know!


#263907 The Hothouse, Trafalgar Transformed

Posted headacheau on 01 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

£15 are available to purchase today!


#263260 Merrily We Roll Along @ Menier & Pinter

Posted FrontRowDress on 25 April 2013 - 10:02 PM

Front row must be the biggest bargain in the west end for a tenner. Rows A & B have been taken out for orchestra pit, so front is row C, loads of leg room and low stage. Snap them up.


#261146 The Book Of Mormon

Posted Jess173 on 06 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

You're welcome! :) One additional little trick: You don't really have to post on twitter or facebook every time. My counter goes up every time i click the share button, no matter if I actually post the message or not. So you don't have to flood your timeline or twitter account and still get points... ;)

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. If you don't collect enough points for the free ticket, go for the 69$ ticket instead. These are the same seats anyway and still cheap compared to the "regular" priced tickets.

I'll be there at the end of May too! I'm so looking forward to this! :)


#261131 The Book Of Mormon

Posted Jess173 on 06 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

@canadian_turtle: I've been collecting points since the beginning of february and managed to get two tickets for 69$ last week... You can get up to 65-75 points a day after you've done all the missions. You get 5 points for sharing (this works about 4 or 5 times in a row) and 10 for clicking the photos. This works twice a day. Logging in gives you 5 points a day. Inviting other people is the most efficient way to collect points.
They have a new mission every week that gives you 20 points. And there was one street team message that was worth 200... But I've seen only one of these so far...

If you live outside the USA don't waste your time on collecting plates for merchandise... They don't ship outside the US and they don't make exceptions, I asked them...


#261057 Broadway Questions...

Posted MS1995 on 05 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

Just got back, not about cheap tickets, but do whatever it takes to get to pippin, it was incredible!!!


#261040 Pippin Broadway

Posted MS1995 on 05 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

So, I just got back from New York and I went on the trip not expecting to see this show, but heard it was getting rave reviews over on broadway world forums so decided to get $60 seats (cheapest in the house) on the day of the show.

All I can say is WOW! I would live to see this show transfer as it was possibly the greatest piece of theatre I have seen! It had a wonderful score and the story though dark is sweet and endearing! The direction is terrific and I was truly blown away by what I was seeing on stage in a wonderful musical meets cirque de soleil production! Patina Miller was fantastic as the leading player as she encapsulated power, sex and comedy perfectly, and danced incredibly, which I never knew she could do! Andrea Martin was incredible as berthe performing acts I never knew possible whilst performing, and at her age it was incredible, I am sure she will win the supporting actress tony and every night so far has apparently received a standing ovation mid show! Generally I would describe the casting in this show as 'perfect' and honestly wouldn't be surprised to see it sweep all 4 acting awards at the Tony's! It is a truly phenomenal production which I could go on and on about, but if anyone is planning on going I don't want to ruin it for you, and people might get bored reason the whole of a massive essay raving about a show! But I would truly love to see this come over, so if anyone has any information regarding this I might just die of excitement! :P if you get any chance to go and see this, DO IT!


#260696 Loserville (West End Run)

Posted ABowlerHat on 02 April 2013 - 03:27 AM

View Postcanadian_turtle, on 24 February 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:

Which 2 songs from the cast recording are you referring to? I know there are 3 songs (Ticket Outta Loserville, Genius, Living in the Future Now) on the website, but I didn't see an option to download those, so once the website disappears...

I downloaded off of Soundcloud.


#260094 Broadway Questions...

Posted paplazaroo on 26 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Also check out Broadway sessions, a great late night cabaret! When I was there I just searched the forums for rush info and didnt pay full price for anything. Rush is the broadway version of day seats. It doesn't have to be expensive. That said, there isn't really anything great on at the minute, maybe wait till big fish opens


#260143 Broadway Questions...

Posted popcultureboy on 27 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Big Fish doesn't start Broadway previews until September. It looks the "must see" show that's now on there that isn't here, as far as musicals go, is Kinky Boots. And Bette Midler is doing a one woman play, I'll Eat You Last. I think there are discount codes for both of those but I imagine their date range is VERY limited.