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As for the play - I saw it on Broadway with my daughters when they were little. There was some sort of problem with the sound system or the building acoustics that made some of the song lyrics unclear to my ears, but the pageantry held us spellbound for most of the performance.

I always felt the play could easily and effectively have been adapted to a Batman by Gaslight story.

Did you see it? Did you see any other musical theater productions that have stayed with you over the decades?






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I saw it years ago (must have been in 1995) when it came through New Orleans.

Annie (pretty sure it was the early 80s) - crushed a bit on Andrea McArdle (the first Annie) in 1977 and was bitten by the theatre bug for a while
Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby/80s)
Cats (3 times)
Evita
The Wiz (Stephanie Mills/90s)

Sadly, I've never seen either Sound of Music or Grease. There are a few others I'd like to see but haven't.




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I saw it in 2001 at the Wang Theater in Boston. I had to dig out the playbook to find the date. I didn't recognize any of the names of the players.
I went with my wife-to-be when we were dating and probably wouldn't have gone if not for her. I did really enjoy it though. However, I liked Wait Until Dark better, with Marisa Tomei and Quentin Tarantino. I remember Tarantino was overacting a bit. That was a straight play as opposed to a musical. Google says this was in 1998. I'm sure I have the playbook somewhere.





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I saw it in Portland, Oregon. I'm not sure who was in the cast, my Dad took me. As I recall we were far enough away from the stage that I needed the little opera binoculars to see much of what was happening. I liked the music, and the chandelier crashing.

I liked the Schumacher movie when it came out, but didn't like it as much when I saw it recently.


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