Which show have you seen the most number of times?

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And how many times?
Just a fun thread! Which show have you seen the most number of times?

Edit: I should add my answer
Wicked: 19
Phantom: 7
Mary Poppins: 6
Sister Act: 6

Updated On: 5/28/13 at 05:28 PM
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I've seen next to normal 10 times (3x NYC, 3x Charlotte, NC, 3xMelbourne, Aus, 1x Adelaide,Aus)
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Between the 2009 revival and the 2011 engagement I saw Hair eleven times.
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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (2009-2011) - 12 times
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Five different productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Original DREAMGIRLS - 10 times

Original SWEENEY TODD - 8 times
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I'm not big on seeing shows more than once, but I have seen ROCK OF AGES, PRISCILLA, and the recent revival of DROOD twice.
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CHICAGO and XANADU - almost 50 times each.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - 69 times
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^ Lol! Was that on purpose?
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Putting aside the Bway shows I worked on (countless views of the original LA CAGE, HARRIGAN & HART and LEGS DIAMOND), I'm not a big one for multiple views of the same show. Caught BILLY ELLIOTT 4 times between London and New York-- that's probably my record.

ETA: Plum forgot about my devoted attendance at THE RINK in '84. Even though I was working on La Cage, The Rink was the show I wanted to win the Tony's that year. Attended 4 times.



Updated On: 5/27/13 at 06:44 PM
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The only show so far I've seen more than once is Jersey Boys and I've seen it 4 times and don't plan on stopping. And I plan on seeing Memphis for a second time soon!
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Phantom - 7 times
Billy Elliot - 4 times
Hair - 4 times
Jersey Boys - 4 times
Wicked - 4 times actually sitting through it (not sure how many times I have seen it if I count having worked it.

If including local productions...
Beauty and the Beast - 7 times

I really don't get to see things more than once or twice. When I live in NYC I'm sure that will change though. I really do love seeing things more than once whenever possible.
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I've seen both INTO THE WOODS and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD in three different productions, mostly regional. As I used to work on Broadway, I caught snippets of many shows many times, so I discount those. THE BOOK OF MORMON and ONCE I paid for twice, and SPAMALOT I saw (through various circumstances involving my not paying for tickets) in NY, on tour and in London. Other than that, I rarely ever see the same production multiple times.
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qolbinau You travelled to see next to normal in Australia and was it done by the MTC???
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Les Mis (orig Bway production) 27 times.

Dreamgirls - 22 times (original run,. revival, concert and various tours)

Chess- 18 times total. London 2 times, Bway, 7 times, concert stagings 5 times , Off Bway 3 Carnegie Hall 1 time
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The original production of HELLO, DOLLY 74 times. (That doesn't include tours and revivals). Looking forward to the Goodspeed production this summer. I already have tickets for several weekends.

The magnificent Broadway revival of GODSPELL, 35 times.

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Updated On: 5/27/13 at 07:13 PM
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Xanadu, 15 times. My guilty pleasure. Usually evening performance when I was seeing something else in the afternoon.
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Next to Normal - 4 times
How to Succeed (most recent revival) - 4 times
Once - 3 times (once at NYTW and twice on broadway)
Wicked - 3 times
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When EVITA played L.A. for its pre-Broadway tryout you could buy a student orchestra seat for three bucks. It played almost the entire summer and never sold out so there were always tickets to be had. So my future hubby and I would say to one another, "Watcha wanna do this evening?" And then one of us would answer, "Let's see if Patti's doing anything new tonight" (LuPone's performance changed weekly as she grew in the role while Patinkin had his characterization down pat from the first preview).

We'd hop in the car and steer it towards the Dorothy Chandler Theatre and fork over the price of a drink for a wonderful night of entertainment. We saw the show thirteen times including the very last performance where LuPone lost her voice and was replaced for the second act. Due to recording the 2LP OC album during the day that week, her voice was shot. Seeing her unable to shout out the words much less sing them during "A New Argentina" was truly painful to watch.

So EVITA for me was a true theatrical ride. During the run when Patti was out, the matinee Eva (Terri Klausner) would go on for her that evening instead. So if it fell on a Wednesday or Saturday matinee you would see Klausner's understudies. The same if Klausner was sick for a matinee. It happened enough times that we got to see some great Eva alternates. Florence Lacey was by far our favorite and Nancy Opel and Derin Altay were quite good too . And there was one hilarious actress that went on (probably only once) who played Eva as if she was Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy". She was wide eyed, cartoonish and overly perky reminding us more of Hedy LaRue than Eva Peron. However no one came close to topping Patti. Some might have had a slight edge in either the singing, dancing or acting departments but overall Patti was by far the perfect Eva.
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Xanadu 14
Taboo 9
Les Mis 11
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next to normal = 9 on broadway

wicked, rent, spring awakening = 5 times each on bway
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I usually don't see shows more than once, if I have the money I try to see something I have not seen yet. I have made some exceptions though.

Catch Me If You Can - 4 times (Broadway)
Newsies - 2 times (Broadway)
Wicked - 2 times (Broadway)
Ghost - 2 times (Broadway)
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Have seen Hairspray a couple hundred times (Broadway, Tour, London ECT.)
And Priscilla 30 times- yeah, I have no life!
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