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Your FIRST Broadway Show...#0
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:08pm
Hello all!
Think back to the first time you held a glossy playbill in your hand and the first time the house lights went down and the overture played.
What was your first show? Did you love it or hate it?
For me, I went on a class trip to see Les Miserable. I didn't understand a thing about what was going on up on that stage but I knew I was hooked. It was mesmorizing to say the least. I remember that we were in the nosebleed section of the very very steep Imperial Theatre balcony and the ushers were selling plastic binoculars for five bucks!!! Yes, I bought one!
But I remember thinking, holy crap... this is the start of something for me. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to see a ton of shows and each time the house lights go down, there's a sense of excitment that takes over.
OK, that's a bit too warm and fuzzy for me, but what the hell!
I think that's the only reason that Les Miz has been a favorite of mine. Just because it was the first. Your thoughts?!
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re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#1
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:13pm
5 years old.
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re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#2
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:23pm
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at The Majectic Theatre

Summer 1974.

Magic that induced smiles of a summer night.

Yours for a magical Broadway!
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#3
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:28pm
My first Broadway show was Beauty and the Beast. I was so amazed-because I was like 4 or 5. I remember when the Beast turned into a prince at the end, and when he turned into a beast at the beginning.
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my first show was cats. i was 4 years old
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Billy:
Your first Broadway show was Beauty and the Beast??
And you were 4 or 5?? That would make you about 19-ish... if that's your headshot with your profile... you look way older!
(I know that's soooooo relevant to the topic... sorry!)
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Phanotm. The summer after 5th grade. I wanted to see a show, so I took my dad's credit card and called telecharge!! Needless to say he was mad. Anyhow, I remember walking into the beautiful Majestic Theatre, and feeling a rush of happiness over me!!
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re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#7
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:53pm
Raisin was my first show...sometime in 1974, and I can't remember a thing about it.

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re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#8
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:55pm
David Megg- IM 14! And my picture is of Gavin Creel! Your the thrird person that didn't recognize him. Damn people!
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re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#9
Posted: 7/28/03 at 7:56pm
Bily's pic is of gavin Creel -- who is 27. If he saw BATB at 4-5, he would have been born in 1991 at the earliest.

I was born in 83 -- making me 5 in 88. BATB opened in the mid 90s.
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#10
Posted: 7/28/03 at 8:04pm
well, maybe i was a tad bit older. I was born in 1989.
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#11
Posted: 7/28/03 at 8:04pm
1St show was the National Ballet of Canada Did a selection of excerpts from a bunch of classic ballets. BINGO! i was hooked!( age 6)1st musical was My Fair Lady @ the O'Keefe Centre Age 7 I had never seen anything like the Ascot Gavotte! ( course I did fall asleep before the end But only a nap! LOL
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#13
Posted: 7/28/03 at 8:05pm
First show was the revival of grease, it was good, but not great. it was the 2nd one that one of my all time favorites les mis in 1998 the full 3 hr version, before the cuts were made.
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My first show was CATS. I was 14 and it was my first trip to NYC. I LOVED it! I had an aisle seat close to the front, so that "CATS" ran right by me. I remember thinking that it would be really funny to pull one of their tails...Don't worry, I didn't!

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at cats, Jon-Erik Goldberg,a s Pouncival, rubbed up against my leg.... it scared me to death too! I did not expect it at all.
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#16
Posted: 7/28/03 at 9:03pm
Billy, Add me to the list that thought it was your picture! LOL

Even the MILLIE commercials make me grate my teeth so I wouldn't know Gavin Creel.

Yours for a better Broadway!
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My first Broadway show was Fosse....when I was 9...and erm- this is quite ironic...but I fell asleep. Hahaha- I was wide awake for the next one though- Cabaret...also age 9.

The first show I ever saw was Phantom...I'm not sure how old I was- maybe 6 or 7, it was the national tour- and I just remember going home running around the house singing "Angel of Music"
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re: re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#19
Posted: 7/28/03 at 9:39pm
I was a Junior in high school, so I guess it was 1963. I saved my nickles and dimes to buy a ticket for HIGH SPIRITS starring Bea Lillie and Tammy Grimes. It played at the Alvin Theater (now the Neil Simon).
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I am not going let you guys guess my age but.......I saw Camelot when I was in high school with Richard Burton. How great was that?
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My first was Sunset Blvd. in 1997. I was 12, and I was enthralled the second the lights went down and the overture started. I just fell in love with the fact that everything was happening right in front of me at that moment, the talented actors, the score, the sets, everything. It started an obsession that continues nearly seven years later.
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re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#22
Posted: 7/28/03 at 11:26pm
Rent, 1998. I hated it at the time. I finally went back to see it a few months ago after obsessing over the TTB cd and listening to some of Rent...yeah, I really like it now.
I think I was just bitter b/c I didn't get to choose the show even though it was *my* gift, and when I passed all the other shows that were open at that time...yeah, I was pissy.
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re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#23
Posted: 7/28/03 at 11:50pm
4 years old, A Chorus Line. Shubert Theatre NYC. Center Orchestra -- press tickets. I barely remember anything about it aside from the Finale (One).
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re: re: Your FIRST Broadway Show...#24
Posted: 7/28/03 at 11:51pm
I am 15 and plan on moving to NYC when I graduate HS. Although I want to work on Broadway (and am very motivated), I have never been to NYC. My first national tour broadway show was the 1st tour of Footloose (front row center!!). I was 12, I believe.
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