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Hairspray tour - opinions wanted

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Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#0
Posted: 1/30/06 at 2:54pm
Anyone see the tour of HAIRSPRAY lately? I'm going on Feb 9th and I can't wait since this will be my first time seeing the show. Any opinions? Does it stack up to the Broadway production? How is JP as Edna? Just wondering what people think. THANKS!!
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#1
Posted: 1/30/06 at 3:49pm
Saw the show in Detroit- and although there have been some additions, I know most of them from Toronto and they are all amazing. The show is in great shape. Not a fan of J.P though, but if you are a Devine purest then you may enjoy him.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#2
Posted: 1/30/06 at 3:49pm
The cast is good, the sets have been somewhat reduced because of touring.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#3
Posted: 1/30/06 at 4:48pm
One of the best tours i've seen! The colors and sounds will jump out and grab you from the first or the last row of the house.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#4
Posted: 1/30/06 at 7:28pm
Yup- the tour is just as amazing as the show, and it is worth every penny. The cast is great. Have fun!
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#5
Posted: 1/30/06 at 8:36pm
I also wasn't a JP fan... I felt he played Edna too much like a drag queen.
Am I cut out to spend my time this way?
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#6
Posted: 1/30/06 at 8:56pm
I am excited, I am seeing it February 25th, third row center!
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#7
Posted: 1/30/06 at 9:24pm
Saw the tour twice in Louisville, KY earlier this month and was very impressed!
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#8
Posted: 1/30/06 at 9:29pm
I rather liked JP as Edna. He had the best singing voice of all the Edna's I have seen.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#9
Posted: 1/30/06 at 11:10pm
Oh it was so much fun. I saw the NT twice while it was in Boston. The cast is young and energetic. So great for a NT production.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#10
Posted: 1/31/06 at 12:38am
Saw it 4 times in Boston at student rush prices, burned a hole in my pocket still, but it was worth it lol. Go see it! I liked JP and Caissie Levy was great as Penny!
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#11
Posted: 2/1/06 at 9:17am
AH-MAZE-ING

I saw it 2 times in it's too short chicago run! taht's how much I loved it.

Though the second time I got the Penny and Edna u/s and they were not nearly as good, and I didn't like a lot of the stuff they did.

But the main tour cast, is sensational.
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#12
Posted: 2/1/06 at 11:12am
The tour is one of the best I've seen... It's sooo fun and you leave the theatre feeling great! Also, Keala Settle is wonderful as Tracey. Hope she moves on to the Broadway production once there is an opening... re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted
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re: Hairspray tour - opinions wanted#13
Posted: 2/1/06 at 11:16am
Saw it twice in Boston..
This show still rocks!
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