Evita or Scandalous?

actorgaedu
Stand-by
joined:5/12/03
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/3/12 at 11:56am
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?
?Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!?
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/3/12 at 12:06pm
If those are your only choices, I would have to say Scandalous for the mere fact that Evita does not do Sunday performances...
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/3/12 at 12:30pm
Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) can out-sing Elena Roger (Evita)any day, in my opinion.
AGermano
Stand-by
joined:6/27/11
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/3/12 at 07:12pm
Haha.
LuVin'thaLuPone
Swing
joined:12/30/11
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/3/12 at 11:05pm
Scandalous... George Hearn > Ricky Martin.
=)
aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/4/12 at 06:26am
Evita was fineÖcanít speak for Scandalous. Why donít you see Annie?
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
stevenycguy
Leading Actor
joined:12/7/05
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/4/12 at 10:16am
I saw Evita. Choose Scandalous.
MrMidwest
Broadway Legend
joined:2/8/05
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/4/12 at 10:17am
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.
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/6/12 at 01:12am
what is the buzz? Is Scandalous supposed to be good? Is it going to be a must see while in NYC?
IndustrialSharpie
Swing
joined:10/6/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/6/12 at 01:30am
I heard Scandalous was fun
A-ron
Swing
joined:10/30/11
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 12:10am
Rock of Ages. Highly entertaining. I haven't heard anything good about Scandalous.
suspendabledisbelief
Swing
joined:7/16/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 11:37am
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. :)
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 12:22pm
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).
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/9/12 at 11:07pm
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.
Celra1
Understudy
joined:9/17/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/9/12 at 11:10pm
RENT!!!
broadwaybabe1234
Stand-by
joined:5/3/09
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 11:53am
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 :)
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actorgaedu
Stand-by
joined:5/12/03
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 12:03pm
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.
?Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!?
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 03:39pm
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.)
darion
Understudy
joined:5/4/12
Evita or Scandalous?
Posted: 10/11/12 at 01:14pm
i enjoyed Evita very much, granted i saw it with Christina Decicco... she was great