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CharleyDavidson Fri 28-Oct-16 20:10:32

I spend a fortune each year on my favourite hobby and scour the 3 or 4 local ish theatres to see what's out there.

I have this week just discovered Rent and was blown away by the performance of Layton Williams. Singing, dancing, back flipping and doing the splits - all in three inch heeled red boots! Just wow. The ticket price was worth it for that itself!

So, what are your favourites (so I can find some new ones to watch)...?

HerculesMulligan Fri 28-Oct-16 20:15:04

Les Mis, forever.

Jesus Christ Superstar, in phases.

Hamilton. I'm completely obsessed.

<outs self>

cardibach Fri 28-Oct-16 20:15:57

Rent is awesome! Try to find In The Heights somewhere. Lots if buts on YouTube eg here
Anything by Jason Robert Brown, particularly Parade and Bridges of Madison County (also on YouTube as audio files). Book of Moemon if you don't mind blasphemy and swearing. Waitress (only in NYC at the moment). I love new musicals.

MetalMidget Fri 28-Oct-16 20:16:28

Wicked and Phantom of the Opera!

cardibach Fri 28-Oct-16 20:17:05

Please excuse typos and autocorrect issues. I think you can still work it out.

PoptartPoptart Fri 28-Oct-16 20:17:38

I love most musicals, my top favourites are: Miss Saigon, Les Mis, Wicked, Phantom, Sunset Blvd. I'm off to see Murder Ballard in 2 weeks time... can't wait!

SorrelForbes Fri 28-Oct-16 20:18:27

None of my favourites are on professionally at the moment but include:

Guys and Dolls
The Drowsy Chaperone
Anything Goes
Merrily We Roll along

EsmesBees Fri 28-Oct-16 20:19:20

I love a bit of Sondheim. Especially In to the Woods, Sweeny Todd and Merrily we roll along.

PoptartPoptart Fri 28-Oct-16 20:19:32

I'm currently trying to persuade DH that we need a trip to NY next spring to see Miss Saigon & Sunset Blvd on Broadway, seeing as they are no longer running in the west end

ClashCityRocker Fri 28-Oct-16 20:19:40

I'm obsessed with Les Mis although have never seen it staged - hoping to next year though. Currently watching the film!

I'm a fairly recent convert to musicals after seeing Chicago a few years back.

Going to London next year so keen to see a west end performance - dh less so

YouTheCat Fri 28-Oct-16 20:20:27

I can't think of many musicals I don't like though I don't get to see them in the theatre very often.

I prefer the oldies to the modern ones though, generally, apart from Rocky Horror which is a work of genius.

EverySongbirdSays Fri 28-Oct-16 20:21:07

There are loads of musicals on for me in the new year - excited

Locally I'm excited for Sunny Afternoon, Commitments, Evita, Ghost

My personal favourites are : The Lion King, Wicked

I'm obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack

Hoping to get to In The Heights and Matilda in the West End this year

Love Les Mis but have still never seen it on stage

Was devastated when Top Hat had only a minimal tour, really wanted to go.

Singin In The Rain on stage was brilliant a couple of years ago.

SparklyLeprechaun Fri 28-Oct-16 20:21:38

Les Mis, every time. I go to plenty of musicals in the West end but every now and then I just have to go and see Les Mis yet again for the umpteenth time.

Soozikinzi Fri 28-Oct-16 20:22:02

West side story saw it last year in Manchester fantastic !also seen Annie with Craig Revell Harwood who was great as Miss whatever ,lion king and Chicago but Westside story is something else xx

Only1scoop Fri 28-Oct-16 20:23:17

phantom ....I've seen it on Broadway twice in Vegas 3 times and 6 times in West End.
I cry all the way through

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Fri 28-Oct-16 20:23:44

Had tickets for it last year but norovirus meant I couldn't go sad.
DH is slightly obsessed with Les Mis, and although the film left me cold I will confess to having a little weep when I took DH to see the London production for his birthday.

Beardsareweird Fri 28-Oct-16 20:25:32

Les Miserables
West Side Story
Jesus Christ Superstar

CharleyDavidson Fri 28-Oct-16 20:25:55

I saw Rocky Horror last week. Always a winner!

I also love (in no particular order)...
Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Joseph, Guys and Dolls, Chicago (also only discovered this year), Phantom and Little Shop of Horrors. Also Grease.

I'm watching Ghost for the first time next year and looking forward to it.

Nowhere near London, so stuck with waiting for things to tour is soooo frustrating!

Last month I went to see the Improvised Musical. Just amazing. So funny.

EsmesBees Fri 28-Oct-16 20:26:17

On and Gypsy. Saw it in Chicester a couple of years ago and was blown away.

SorrelForbes Fri 28-Oct-16 20:26:46

Currently in a rehearsal room with 50+ kids doing a run through of Oliver! It's the seventh time I've done the show and it's definitely not one of my favourites! grin

228agreenend Fri 28-Oct-16 20:27:59

Saw Memphis last year - superb

Barnum - saw in 80s with Michael Crawford - best ever live performance

Blood Brothers - musical I've seen the most, great story and music

Guys and Dolls - love the music

SorrelForbes Fri 28-Oct-16 20:28:57

Oh yes, Gypsy needs to be on my list too! Imelda Staunton was incredible as Rose.

TheHotstepper Fri 28-Oct-16 20:32:09

Has nobody mentioned Jersey Boys yet? Gutted it's finishing in the west end.

Love Rent too.

ItsJustNotRight Fri 28-Oct-16 20:32:39

Book of Mormon by far the funniest I've seen for ages, it was brilliant.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Fri 28-Oct-16 20:34:00

Oh, I forgot Jerry Springer the Opera. Amazing.

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