Eight productions (and 14 performances total) of Jesus Christ Superstar. (It will be nine, and 15, when I catch the current 50th anniversary tour in Providence this spring.) Each time I see it, it speaks to a different part of me.
Dancingthrulife2 said: "I’ve seen Dear Evan Hansen about fifteen times. Each cast brings something new to it, and I found the current cast’s interpretation fundamentally different from the original cast’s more celebratory take on the material. Generally, whether a show stands the test of multiple viewings depends on how much room a cast has to bring their own understanding to it even if they didn’t originate their roles."Have you seen both the Broadway and touring productions? That's amazing that you've seen it so many times!
My first "Chicago" was on St. Patrick's Day 2011. Since then, I have seen the show 25 times (12 on Broadway and 13 on tour). Last October 5th, I saw a concert version of "Chicago" in Dallas. So, 25 plus 1.
Plannietink08 said: "I don’t think I’d ever get tired of Phantom."Same here; I save a slot for it every time I visit New York. It's like spending a couple of hours with a dear old friend.
In The Heights (18), The Drowsy Chaperone (10), Les Miserables. (14)2 shows that probably fit that bill, but just aren't done enough to test me:Bonnie & Clyde (6), Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (3)
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JPeterman said: "Sound of MusicGuys and DollsLes MiserablesMy Fair LadyGrease"When I got the email of this post, all the spaces were removed so it looked like this: “Sound of Music Guys and Dolls Les Miserables My Fair Lady Grease”My favorite part is: “My Fair Lady Grease”Now that’s a musical I’d like to see.What can I say? I think I’m getting sick so I’m a bit loopy and I’m finding weird (possibly mundane) things funny, but . Lol (I now look down and slightly back as I shuffle away).
Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. I could happily sit through either of them every 6 months or so.I was borderline obsessed with Blood Brothers when it played Broadway, seeing it about once per week thanks to TDF and discounts.
Miles2Go2 said: "JPeterman said: "Sound of MusicGuys and DollsLes MiserablesMy Fair LadyGrease"When I got the email of this post, all the spaces were removed so it looked like this:“Sound of Music Guys and Dolls Les Miserables My Fair Lady Grease”My favorite part is: “My Fair Lady Grease”Now that’s a musical like to see.What can I say?I think I’m getting sick so I’m a bit loopy and I’m finding weird (possibly mundane) things funny, but . Lol (I now look down and slightly backas Ishuffle away)." My Fair Lady Grease .... I love it.
one that is back on my radar "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." I saw it multiple times at Studio 54 (and actually got to be on stage for the opening number at one show). And in a shameless post promoting some friends (I have no association with them), Blue Hill Troupe is doing it in November.I have tickets for one night and am already contemplating one or 2 more performances.
bear88 said: "There are only two shows I've seen five times or more. One is a local production of A Christmas Carol at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California (south of San Francisco) - where I live. Except for the first year, it was the Menken/Ahrens version. Aside from anopening night gala, it was a free show. All anyone was asked to bring were gifts that were donated to local charities. I probably saw it a dozen times. It didn't hurt that I always had friends or their children in the show. But even without that, it was a wonderful production with performers who often tried out different roles as the years passed. It was a wonderful community event, and I grew very familiar and fond ofmany longtime performers.When the college droppedit after the 2015 performances, a local theater tried it out last year, and while it was nice to hear some of the music, the show fell flat without the enthusiasm of the Notre Dame cast."Bear, we've shared our mutual love and appreciation for ND's ACC on this forum a few times. I truly miss it. Yes, Hillbarn made a good effort last year, but it had its shortcomings. Still, I was hoping they'd make it an annual tradition but I suppose not. I've seen many fine productions at Hillbarn, and I'm always amazed with the blocking of large ensemble pieces on this sort of oddly shaped stage, such as Fezziwig's party. I listen to the Madison Square Garden recording continually through the year, in part because I love the source material and it's lessons and morales. Still very relevant today! And I really like the origin story added by Ahrens/Menken. Have you heard of any Bay Area companies producing it this year?
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