Best Show to See Multiple Times?

Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Best Show to See Multiple Times??
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:02pm
What, in your opinion, is the best show to see multiple times?? IMO, it's Mystery of Edwin Drood...
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Best Show to See Multiple Times??
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:04pm
Any show. Even if I don't like the show. I have never regretted seeing a show. I see as much theatre as possible. Even if it is paying money to see something I am not fond of. I am never bored in the theatre, and i love going no matter. So best show to see multiple times? every show. IMO
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Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:17pm
Your own personal favorite, I guess. There's no real way to answer this question.

Although your own answer makes a lot of sense, what with its varied endings.
AKA Mama Rose
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:21pm
I saw Hair 11 times. I don't really advocate seeing anything that much, but I don't regret it.
I leave the room smiling.
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:28pm
I've seen Matilda 5 times. Ive never seen a show that much before, but I go to the theatre to be immersed into new worlds. Matilda has sparked enjoyment and excitement into me that I never thought a show could. I am so unbelievably happy when I am in that theatre seeing the show. And strangely enough, each time I just can't wait to go back again.
Mike Barrett
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/13
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:28pm
It's really up to you for what you want to see multiple times. For me, I've seen Jersey Boys 7 times now and I don't plan on stopping. The music is always great and the story is so great. I never get tired of it and I don't think I ever will. Same with Memphis, I've only seen it once but i'll be seeing again next week! I can't wait it's such a beautiful show!
AvenueQResident
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/07
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 07:57pm
Any Punchdrunk show.
Everything in life...is only for now.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 08:24pm
I agree with bwayphreak234 - I can see anything over again...even shows I don't like that much. You always get something out of it..that's what live theater is all about. I know I saw Miss Saigon (not just on Broadway but also on tour) probably about 18 times all together. That's one of my top shows to see over again...and I would see it again in a heartbeat. There are a few shows - very few - which I would not see again.

Right now, I have seen Annie, Wicked, Kinky Boots and Matilda more than once..and though I like/dislike the shows in varying degrees, I could easily see any of them again.

I often go to see different performers - though not always. As I have said before, Matilda is not my favorite show but I would love to see the two Matilda's I haven't seen yet. But I saw Kinky Boots a number of times because I wanted to see the current cast again...which I did.

You got me in the mood to see something again...LOL
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:08pm
It depends on whatever show interests you/you would actually see again.
Lately, I've seen Pippin multiple times.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:13pm
J/H twice
Boy From Oz twice
Les Miz - Mrs R would see if every day if she could
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:37pm
I rarely see shows a second time, but the one exception I've made was seeing ONE MAN, TWO GUV'NORS three times. The audience interaction and related ad-libs were of course delightful each night, but what I didn't expect was how loose the cast with each other (and the brilliant script) as the run went on. The last time I went, in the show's last week, it was clear that the two years they'd been doing the show had been driving the cast a little stir-crazy (in the best, most delirious possible way) and so while they did the script full justice it was somehow 5-10% funnier because of the extra silliness they were throwing in around the edges. Plus, the greatest single ad-lib I've ever seen (which I'm sure was prepared but when perfectly deployed by Oliver Chris when James Corden went up on a line in Act II was the single hardest laugh I've ever heard or felt in a theatre: "And they gave you the Tony...")

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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:39pm
ROCKY HORROR

Duh.
PTOPhan
Featured Actor
joined:6/5/12
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:41pm
Definitely "The Phantom of the Opera." How else would I memorize every word?
You alone can make my song take flight.
wickedmonkey33
Swing
joined:5/6/11
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:00pm
For me its Matilda (my favorite show). I've seen it thrice and I was equally enthralled and invested each time. The story-telling and stagecraft is so rich: there is always something new to see. Something that you missed before!
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:16pm
Different shows for different people. There are a lot out there who couldn't see Les Miz more than twice, but I've lost count (no, it's not 3 digits, but it rounds up to that...) over the past 15+ years. And I didn't expect that seeing a comedy over and over wouldn't get old, but I've now seen each US company of The Book of Mormon at least 3 times (Broadway: much, much more than that).

Any show that allows enough variation but also enough familiarity to make you happy and keep you entertained is the "best show to see multiple times."
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JuanValjean72
Understudy
joined:10/16/12
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:35pm
The only show I've seen more than once (mostly because they're productions with limited runs or were closing soon) was Phantom of the Opera, and I liked each time because the principles were different every time, either the Phantom, or Christine and Raoul. I feel Chicago would be a good one too since they're constantly changing the leads as well
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:49pm
The Donmar's Julius Caesar.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 02:15am
Over the years I have seen Wicked twice as well as The Addams Family. They are two of my favorites and I will see them any chance I get. Some shows I would LOVE to see many more times are:

Kinky Boots
Matilda
Big Fish
Mamma Mia
Shrek (DVD is out so it should not be a problem)
Anything Goes
Jersey Boys
Beauty and the Beast
Avenue Q
Legally Blonde
Updated On: 10/24/13 at 02:15 AM
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 02:44am
Admittedly, I've never seen a show more than once.

Except one.

THE SHAGGS: Philosophy of the World. Playwrights Horizons.

I'm foaming at the mouth for a cast album! FINALLY!
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cruisemama4
Swing
joined:11/12/10
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 12:12pm
Since theatre is live, even if you are seeing a show again, it's never really the same show twice. I have seen several shows multiple times and it is always fun to hear or see actors do, say or sing something a little differently, or to see an understudy's or replacement's take on a role. If you have the time and interest and if you can afford it, I say you should see whatever you like. You will probably notice things you didn't the first time. A recent example for me was Pippin. The first time I saw it I loved act 1 and felt a bit let down by act 2. The second time I saw it, I appreciated act 2 much more. I think I was distracted by all that was going on onstage the first time. I also think - seeing it from a different part of the house changes your perspective as well.
Hank
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 12:46pm
Right now: Rocky Horror! I'll be experiencing it again tomorrow night, time warp seats, at Bucks County Playhouse.

Others (for me at least): Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, and (I hope it comes back), Forbidden Broadway, to name a few.
Hank
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 12:46pm
Right now: Rocky Horror! I'll be experiencing it again tomorrow night, time warp seats, at Bucks County Playhouse.

Others (for me at least): Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, and (I hope it comes back), Forbidden Broadway, to name a few.
The8re phan
Broadway Star
joined:6/20/03
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 12:56pm
Admittedly, I've seen quite a few shows multiple times for various reasons, but the best to see multiples of are Sondheim's shows -- especially Follies and Sunday in the Park. I happen to catch subtle little nuances with each repeated visit that I'd never noticed before, and that give me a much deeper appreciation of the piece
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N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 01:19pm
The answer is always PIPPIN.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 03:16pm
I'm glad for this thread because my theater buddy thinks I'm crazy when I tell her I'm seeing something again! I only want to see my favorites, though: One Man, Two Guvnors (three times), Kinky Boots (twice), Fun Home (two, will be three), Book of Mormon (twice). I would see Fun Home every day if I could afford it.
Comden Green
Understudy
joined:8/19/12
Best Show to See Multiple Times?
Posted: 10/24/13 at 03:21pm
I have only seen a few more than once. mostly they aren't as "magical" the second time. two exceptions - book of Mormon and peter and the starcatcher.

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