What was the first musical you saw?

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What was the first musical you saw?#0
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:39am
Mine was The Magic Show at the Royale theatre Doug henning was ok. But later years I met him and he was very nasty. It is a shame he is gone now. But Lance Burton is better. I wish he would travel more, but he sticks to Vegas.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#1
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:41am
The Pajama Game in 1975. I was completely entranced by the show. I was too young to really follow the story, but I remember how much I loved the music (especially Hernando's Hideaway) and the sets and costumes.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#2
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:42am
A Chorus Line national tour on a school trip.
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Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:43am
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#4
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:43am
We used to see lots of summer stock when I was little. I don't remember the first there. The first on the legit stage that I remember was "Chicago" (original cast).
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#5
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:45am
Mine was Les Miserable on Broadway... I can't remember the VERY first show but I can remember my first Broadway...
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#6
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:45am
A Chorus Line (OBC!)
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#7
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:46am
First actual Broadway show was Chorus Line in 1980 (school trip) first actual live performance of music that I can remember was Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan) - incredible.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#8
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:46am
well Broadway was Grease

but the first live musical I ever saw was Annie when my high school did it was 1992.. I was 6 or 7
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#9
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:48am
I actually saw a couple of plays first (including HARVEY with Helen Hayes and Jimmy Stewart at the old ANTA Theatre, now the Virginia), but my first musicals were FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and MAN OF LA MANCHA (on the same trip when I was 6 or so) which were both in the last year or so of their original Broadway runs.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#10
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:57am
The revival of SWEET CHARITY.

Actually...I have to say that the first three shows I saw on Broadway (SWEET CHARITY, DREAMGIRLS revival and ACL) completely shaped the way I view musical theatre.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#11
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:59am
I'm such a baby when it comes to theatre.
I didn't see my first show (Les Mis on tour with Sutton Foster) until 1999.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#12
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:00am
I was suppose to see Grease my cousin played Sandy Irene Mc Grath but my boyfriend broke his shoulder and we had to give the tickets away.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#13
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:16am
RobbieJ --

When the first things you see are masterpieces of staging from Bennett and Fosse, it's going to have a profound influence on how you see everything else afterwards -- they both set the bar awfully high (as well as Robbins -- though I was very young, most of his FIDDLER staging is still seared into my memory).
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#14
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:26am
First Broadway Musical: Beauty and the Beast

First Musical: South Pacific

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re: What was the first musical you saw?#15
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:31am
Gypsy (Tyne Daly)
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#16
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:32am
Two by Two - with Danny Kaye, Joan Copeland, Harry Goz and a very young Madeline Kahn. I can still recall one of the songs by heart.

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re: What was the first musical you saw?#17
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:38am
Margo,

Why do you think I'm disappointed so much of the time!!!

Why couldn't my mother just have taken me to see CATS???
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#18
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:38am
West Side Story (a tour)
Pippin on B'way
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#19
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:40am
It was either Oliver or Here's Love. It was so long ago I honestly cannot remember
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#20
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:41am
Cats.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#21
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:49am
Robbie,

By the time I saw Cats (a month or two after it opened), I had already seen, Fiddler, MOLM, The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Pippin, Annie, Ain't Misbehavin', Dancin', Evita, Dreamgirls, Best Little Whorehouse, Nine, 42nd Street, and many others. Although, I was a teenager (the supposed target audience), I thought it was far and away the worst piece of crap that I'd ever seen and I was bored out of my mind.

Seeing Bennett, Fosse, Robbins, Prince, Tune, Champion et al during your formative years, basically means you'll have to learn to cope with disappointment for the rest of your theatre-going life.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#22
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:50am
Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre---I was 7.

My mother's friend had copied her CD to a tape, and one day I decided to play that instead of my usual Disney Tunes, I was about 5-6, and it has been an obsession ever since.
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re: What was the first musical you saw?#23
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:50am
Why thank you, Margo.

Should I just jump now?

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re: What was the first musical you saw?#24
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:51am
CATS in 1987.