Overhype

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Overhype#0
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:45pm
Which shows have you gotten tickets for, gotten all excited about, can't wait to go... and are disappointed because you made so much out of it? (I know I worded that one all wrong, but you get my idea lol)

I got all excited for Wicked, but found the show disappointing. Still very good, but slightly disappointing for what I hyped it up to be. JLT was excellent, but Idina... not as good as I expected lol
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re: Overhype#1
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:47pm
Hairspray.
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re: Overhype#2
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:47pm
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

It was a 2 hr plus sleep pill!

No offense - don't bite my head off.

Idina, as much as i love her, as very shakey performances. I've been lucky to see her at her best.
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re: Overhype#3
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:48pm
Miss Saigon
"It's not always about you!!!" (But if you think I'm referring to you anyway, then I probably am.)

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re: Overhype#4
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:49pm
Phantom for sure
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re: Overhype#5
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:54pm
The Producers.
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re: Overhype#6
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:56pm
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re: Overhype#7
Posted: 10/13/04 at 9:58pm
WICKED! i read the book, almost a year b4 the show opened and i was flipping through the Times and i saw the add. so we bought tickets right away... bad choice, MAJOR dissapointment. the book was splendiforous!
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re: Overhype#8
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:40pm
The Producers - and that was with Nathan and Matthew. Liked it, but I didn't think it was all it was cracked up to be.


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re: Overhype#9
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:42pm
Rent
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re: Overhype#10
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:42pm
Hi,

I totally agree that the show doesn't do the book justice.

Maguire, however, said that he was happy with the musical (I mean he wouldn't say it's horrible).

I do remember Winnie Holzman (Book) saying that she wouldn't the novel to survive only as guidelines
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re: Overhype#11
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:49pm
the lion king, yes it was done great. but i rather watch the movie.
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re: Overhype#12
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:53pm
Phantom
Wicked
Lion King
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re: Overhype#13
Posted: 10/13/04 at 10:55pm
By the cast recording only--WONDERFUL TOWN
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re: Overhype#14
Posted: 10/13/04 at 11:19pm
Phantom. Wasnt BAD but just not all I had expected. And while the price of the ticket hurts ... the disappointment is so much more!
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re: Overhype#15
Posted: 10/13/04 at 11:21pm
Is there any certain reasons you didn't like Phantom? (Just curious re: Overhype )
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re: Overhype#16
Posted: 10/14/04 at 2:28am
Ugh, Avenue Q by far........


....HAHAHAHA. Sorry I thought this was the "What's the most fun you've ever had at a show?" thread. Q does not get NEARLY the credit it deserves; every time I see it, I walk out of the theater on top of the world...and it's not just because the Golden has a GREAT bathroom for doing coke...

Anyway, overhype? I'm staying out of that.
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re: Overhype#17
Posted: 10/14/04 at 9:08am
Rent
The Lion King

Thought they were good shows, and I enjpyed my evening at the theatre, but I guess just not my cup of tea.
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re: Overhype#18
Posted: 10/14/04 at 11:42am
Mama Mia
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re: Overhype#19
Posted: 10/14/04 at 11:56am
Wicked, but not b/c I didn't like the show. I'm a huge Gregory Maguire fan and was disappointed that the show drifted away from the book...
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re: Overhype#20
Posted: 10/14/04 at 12:00pm
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re: Overhype#21
Posted: 10/14/04 at 12:32pm
Rent-I saw the tour in Boston. I guess that's what happens when you get used to the original cast singing the songs.
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re: Overhype#22
Posted: 10/14/04 at 12:33pm
The Producers. Don't get me wrong, I really liked it... it's just not all it's cracked up to be.
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re: Overhype#23
Posted: 10/14/04 at 1:21pm
AIDA
THE PRODUCERS

Just about every damn musical I've seen in the last ten years. That's why I've stopped going.
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re: Overhype#24
Posted: 10/14/04 at 2:38pm
evwicked, when did you see Rent in Boston?