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Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by actorgaedu 2012-10-03 11:56:57


I am coming into NYC for a few days in early NOV and already have tickets for "Drood", but I have room for a Sunday matinee and wonder if "Evita" or "Scandalous" would best suit my $$$. Any thoughts?

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by supersam1026 2012-10-03 12:06:16


If those are your only choices, I would have to say Scandalous for the mere fact that Evita does not do Sunday performances...

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by loliveve 2012-10-03 12:30:17


Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) can out-sing Elena Roger (Evita)any day, in my opinion.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by AGermano 2012-10-03 19:12:19


Haha.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by LuVin'thaLuPone 2012-10-03 23:05:29


Scandalous... George Hearn > Ricky Martin.
=)

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-10-04 06:26:06


Evita was fine…can’t speak for Scandalous. Why don’t you see Annie?

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by stevenycguy 2012-10-04 10:16:14


I saw Evita. Choose Scandalous.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by MrMidwest 2012-10-04 10:17:44


Go see Scandalous and tell Carolee you saw it over Evita just for her. Maybe she'll belt out a few bars of Rainbow High for you.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by jbm2 2012-10-06 01:12:04


what is the buzz? Is Scandalous supposed to be good? Is it going to be a must see while in NYC?

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by IndustrialSharpie 2012-10-06 01:30:22


I heard Scandalous was fun

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by A-ron 2012-10-07 00:10:12


Rock of Ages. Highly entertaining. I haven't heard anything good about Scandalous.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by suspendabledisbelief 2012-10-07 11:37:48


Evita...Scandalous might not run though for that long so if you want to go see a musical that's about praying..than go see that. :)

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by loliveve 2012-10-07 12:22:45


I admit. I saw Evita and I haven't seen Scandalous. My belief that you should see Scandalous instead is based ony on having heard 2 full songs performed the show with its Seattle cast, as well as several clips from other songs (and loving Carolee Carmello's performance enough to listen again and again), and the agony I was in when watching Evita. (You can go read other boards for the debate over Elena Roger).

Besides, as supersam1026 pointed out, Evita doesn't have Sunday matinees. Consider yourself lucky. While the set designs are beautiful, the singing is not (with the exception of the ensemble).

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by goldenboy 2012-10-09 23:07:16


I haven't seen Scandalous but I have seen Evita.
Evita has got to be one of the dullest productions I have ever had to sit through.
And I generally like this musical.
It was about as enthralling as going to the dentist. And at least when I go to the dentist
I feel something.
I vote for Scandalous.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by Celra1 2012-10-09 23:10:25


RENT!!!

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by broadwaybabe1234 2012-10-10 11:53:56


There is a reason no one has seen scandalous yet because it hasn't started previews yet. I saw it five times when it was in Seattle and i thought it was a great. I think alot of changes will be made in New York but it is a very good show with incredible music and a very interesting story. Evita is good but Scandalous was better :)

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by actorgaedu 2012-10-10 12:03:46


Thank you for all the feedback. I too love "Evita", but cannot sit through Elena Roger after hearing the London recording with her. I think "Scandalous" wins.

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by Wilmingtom 2012-10-10 15:39:35


It is always worthwhile to see Carolee! She's extraordinary even if the material isn't. (No dig against Scandalous, which I haven't seen.)

Evita or Scandalous?
Posted by darion 2012-10-11 13:14:21


i enjoyed Evita very much, granted i saw it with Christina Decicco... she was great