Guilty pleasure shows?

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Guilty pleasure shows?#0
Posted: 11/11/03 at 10:35am
What musicals or plays do you love despite their bad rap? For me, it'd have to be "Rags" and "Seussical."
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re: Guilty pleasure shows?#1
Posted: 11/11/03 at 10:38am
I like "Rags" as well. I also liked "The Life". Pamela Isaacs and Lillias White have beautiful voices.
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re: re: guilty pleasure shows?#2
Posted: 11/11/03 at 10:41am
urban cowboy before they cut the opening menage...yum, yum
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re: re: re: guilty pleasure shows?#3
Posted: 11/11/03 at 11:32am
Seussical
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Posted: 11/11/03 at 11:42am
Marie Christine.


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re: re: re: re: re: guilty pleasure shows?#5
Posted: 11/11/03 at 2:52pm
Fame on 42nd (the UK version)
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Seussical
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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL! (How I wish they would have brought the revised tour to Broadway!)
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SUESSICAL
seems to be the guiltiest of guilties....
but I also enjoy
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re: Guilty pleasure shows?#8
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:06pm
I liked Cats. There. I've said it.
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re: Guilty pleasure shows?#9
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:12pm
And not one 'Carrie' lover has posted that horrid failure in this list where it actually belongs.
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re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#10
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:16pm
SEUSSICAL
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re: re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#11
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:22pm
sweet smell of success, seussical, nd i guess cats hehehe l8r
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re: re: re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#12
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:30pm
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re: re: re: re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#13
Posted: 11/11/03 at 4:40pm
I like Cats too.
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I was also thinking of some others I enjoy when cleaning the house (those I call my guilty pleasures)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar
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I alas must be one of those "carrie" posters. Some of the show is just too fun to hate. The mother daughter songs show such brilliance, ferocity, and potential(the duet, 'evening prayers' has the loveliest string arrangement)... I think people love to hate it and only dwell on the multitude of things that went horribly wrong(the sets, the costumes, story holes,etc.) Okay so a lot was wrong... rewrite and revive!!!
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i saw CATS in the West End mid-80's and it changed my life. i know it's chic to hate it now, but i loved it and it's a great introduction to theatre for kids.

My "guilty pleasures" on stage are usually not musicals...but those atrocious "so-bad-they're-good" nudie comedies (or even more hilarious "dramas") with hot men in them.
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re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#17
Posted: 11/11/03 at 6:19pm
"The Goodbye Girl". I never did see it on Broadway. I love the cast recording though.

"Footloose" Yes! I actually liked it!
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re: re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#18
Posted: 11/11/03 at 6:25pm
i've posted before, i saw GOODBYE GIRL in Chicago before NYC and loved Martin Short and Bernadette. The show's not great, but they were.
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re: re: re: Guilty pleasure shows?#19
Posted: 11/11/03 at 6:25pm
Jekyll and Hyde
Joseph...
Footloose
Aida
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I agree with Sweeedboy. I saw "Carrie" three times, and have a bootleg audio tape of the final performance. Sweeed is right -- the mom-daughter stuff is another show. Not only not embarrassing, but some of it pretty thrilling. Buckly gave one of her most fully invested performances, and she knocked your socks off late in the show, after Carrie goes to the prom, with "When There's No One." (Only song still performed, though Alice/Em did a stirring version of the Darlene Love number, "Unsuspecting Hearts.")

Even when "Carrie" was over the top -- like the attenuated, tortured title song -- it has real feeling underneath. I hear many people want to perform it, but the authors keep saying no, except for letting Betty do "And Eve Was Weak" with Linzy Hately at Carnegie Hall. But then, those numbers didn't make the album from that evening. The authors themselves seem to have a love-hate relationship with the material -- perhaps appropriate,considering how all over the map the show was.

Any one else here a "Carrie" fan? We should start a separate thread.
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Updated On: 11/11/03 at 06:29 PM
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Here it goes:

Suessical
Fame
Footloose
Cats

And yes, Pamela has a wonderful voice. I just saw her in Millie and got a pic with her...will post soon.
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B.O. John- How was Metropolis? I wanted to see it desperately in London but it closed before i could see it. Judy Kuhn sounds good on the CD - so does Graham Bickley (what happened to him???...) for that matter. Actually some of the songs are pretty good but some are pretty not.
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lol, Graham Bickley is on a MILLION of those "Best of andrew Llyodd webber cds you see for 6.99 at San Goody or Tower Records, singing everything under the sun!
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Rob, you are so right!!! But has he been in anything recently?