I don't want the flashy musicals. What should I see?

WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
Hello everyone!
I apologize for yet another, "What should I see?" thread... however....

I will be in the city from Feb.24th - March 5th.
I already have tickets for:
Book of Mormon
Gentleman's Guide...
Waiting for Godot
Kinky Boots
Outside Mullinger

What else should I see? I'm kind of looking for something off the beaten path... I'm positive I'll see some of the other flashy Broadway musicals... but I would also love to see something different!

Thanks all!
emlodik
Stand-by
joined:5/19/11
Well, I guess "The Little Mermaid" is out. :-P

LOL, sorry, couldn't resist.
"But your despicable class is dead! Look who they are calling for now!"
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
You don't like splashy musicals, yet you bought tickets for Kinky Boots...
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
-_- thank you. LOL

I noticed "splashy" right when I posted it. I meant "flashy". :P
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
wdw -- I never said I didn't like them, but I don't really need advice on which ones to see. I KNOW which flashy musicals I want to see. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on something a little less tourist/"mainstream"
emlodik
Stand-by
joined:5/19/11
I heard good things about "DISASTER!" if you like parodies.
"But your despicable class is dead! Look who they are calling for now!"
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
Yes I completely forgot about that one. Thank you!
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
If you haven't seen it yet then you should see ONCE -- you will not regret it. There is nothing flashy just a musical about real (okay fictionally real) human beings.
Patash
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/08
Besides if you're wearing yourself out during the week, seeing Once will be a good opportunity to catch up on your sleep.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
ONCE definitely fits the bill.

Also, depending on when you have your free night, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is certainly among the best "off the beaten path" options for you, though some might consider it "flashy."

Both great options, and great changes of pace from the rest of your lineup.
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aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
Add me to the list of people who recommend Once and Great Comet. Once is a quieter, more touching musical. Great Comet is a bit more opulent, but it was absolutely brilliant and I can’t shill it enough.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
sowren1020
Stand-by
joined:3/15/10
ALL THE WAY! Bryan Cranston is rumored to be fabulous in it.
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
These are all wonderful suggestions. Thank you all! I truly appreciate it :)
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Once, maybe The Fantasticks
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
I also recommend Natasha, depending on what you're definition of "flashy" is. It is by far not the "traditional musical," and is an offbeat immersive experience.
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
Sleep No More. Check out the threads lower down on this page for WAAAY too much info, but it will be an experience like nothing you else on your to-do list.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
for a flashy musical see PIPPIN it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for a not splashy musical I would recommend Avenue Q!
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Another vote for THE FANTASTICKS
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
After Midnight is a beautiful show, with amazing dancing and singing. You'll be transported back to the Cotton Club circa 1930. I loved it.

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