I went to an abba one like that it was shocking, the tribute band were OK but after a song it would cut to video of the actual band talking rubbish, I too had a loony jumping about next to me, shame she was with our group .
Balamory,what the effing hell were you doing there at all??
(Please see my recent thread devoted to deconstruction of crappy musicals in which a collection of naff tunes is loosely hung together to create a highly dubious story line by
jaded old entertainers.)
But bear in mind I am married to an actor who also adores musicals, in fact he should be gay, he loves musicals, hates football
I have seen some amazing shows in my life, my parents started taking me when I was a kid. I saw Cats when Elaine Paige was in it, Evita with David Essex! I have seen Les Mis, and know almost every word to every song! My kids can sing songs from RENT (good songs, crap production) Guys & Dolls with Ewan McGregor was great, but not becasue of him and I preferred the version I saw years ago! Chicago is far better on stage than on film, even with Claire Sweeney in it (when I saw it!)
Good Musicals will have you laughing and crying far better than the films will, the raw emotion is there in the room. But like I say I love live Theatre, especially musicals I even listen to musicals in the car!