Evita -shoudl i see it

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Evita -shoudl i see it#0
Posted: 2/5/06 at 3:12pm
hey okay have a chance to see a regional production of Evita.....the tickets are 40$ each.....I would have to travel 3.5 hours to get to the theatre, and I would have to miss a day of work; would it be worth the trip and the money to go see it!? Those of you who saw it.....did you enjoy it. I went to amazon.com andlistened to liek 30sec of allthe songs and I am borderline. It could either be really really good, or it could be horrible. Thoughts?
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#1
Posted: 2/5/06 at 3:14pm
If you're asking for thoughts on the production, you might want to say which one it is.
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#2
Posted: 2/5/06 at 3:36pm
well...everytime we are seeing a show, we are taking a risk, we might love it or hate it! but if you don't go, you will regret it, because even if you go and you hate it. You saw it. I paid 60 bucks to see the national tour of Evita and i am glad i saw it. It's a must see!
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#3
Posted: 2/5/06 at 4:46pm
I not only encourage you to see the show, but to learn how to spell as well.
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#4
Posted: 2/5/06 at 4:48pm
LOL!!!
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#5
Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:01pm
SHE EVITA. This porbably is one of the best rock opera's ever written. I've only seen this show ona regional bases and its still great. I truly recommend this show, I would love to see Evita again.
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#6
Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:05pm
"SHE EVITA. This porbably is one of the best rock opera's ever written"

What's with this thread? Has it become the home for wayward spellers?

Liam, where are you?
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#7
Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:27pm
Yeah, where has Liam been?
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re: Evita -shoudl i see it#8
Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:31pm
I love Evita, you should see it. ^_^
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re: Evita -should see it#9
Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:55pm
hehehehe I'm sorry I just can't type! and I always forget to check for typos. oops my bad. as to which production, I'm just taking about the play in general.

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Posted: 2/5/06 at 5:58pm

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re: Evita -should see it#11
Posted: 2/5/06 at 6:42pm
You should see it to build your own opinion. Not just because people tell you to see it or not to see the show.
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re: Evita -should see it#12
Posted: 2/5/06 at 6:42pm
You should see it to build your own opinion. Not just because people tell you to see it or not to see the show.
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re: Evita -should see it#13
Posted: 2/5/06 at 6:56pm
Sassypanz...the current cast where? I don't think he/she was talking about the national tour.

And muscle23 has the right idea...even if the show isn't good, at least you've become familiar with another show and you know one day you'll probaby see a better production!
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re: Evita -should see it#14
Posted: 2/5/06 at 6:59pm
If you've never seen it before then, no matter what the consensus of the board is you should really go see it. I love it and I've been taught to hate ALW.
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re: Evita -should see it#15
Posted: 2/5/06 at 7:21pm
You should definitely go see it. If it's great, you should come back here and tell us all about it. If it stinks, then you really have to come back and tell us all about it. If you're talking about the current tour, I just saw it this past Wednesday and was blown away by it. Even though every single principle performer did something to annoy the p*** out of me, it still never detracted from my overall enjoyment of the production itself, and I'd travel 3.5 hours to see it again.
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Posted: 2/5/06 at 8:30pm



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re: Evita -should see it#17
Posted: 2/6/06 at 12:58pm
I would see it, but I would also wish Patti LuPone were in it.
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re: Evita -should see it#18
Posted: 2/6/06 at 1:03pm
I have yet to "she" Evita.
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re: Evita -should see it#19
Posted: 2/6/06 at 1:04pm
edit::sorry my comp screwed up
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re: Evita -should see it#20
Posted: 2/6/06 at 1:04pm
EVITA is my all-time favorite musical. With that said, i saw a brilliant production of it. EVITA can be absolutely appaling (sp?) if it is done badly. Moreso than other productions done poorly-if EVITA is done bad- it is BAADDD. I would to see it if i were you-the music is amazing.
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re: Evita -should see it#21
Posted: 2/6/06 at 2:09pm
With that said, i saw a brilliant production of it. EVITA can be absolutely appaling (sp?) if it is done badly. Moreso than other productions done poorly-if EVITA is done bad- it is BAADDD.

Agreed 1000000%. This is what I tell my friends every time one of them asks about Evita. When it's good, it's great, but man, when it's bad, it's BADDDDD.

Saying that, you can ask for opinions and you'll get opinions ranging the spectrum. So my answer is, go see it if you want to.

Previous thoughts on the National Tour (ranging the spectrum):

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re: Evita -should see it#22
Posted: 2/6/06 at 2:16pm
I am an unabashed ALW hater. But even I will tell you that "Evita" is a must see show. Like these people have so eloquently stated (and no, I'm not being sarcastic, just in case, lol), you really should see it to form your own opinion. Even if you hate it, it will be better than not having seen it at all.
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re: Evita -should see it#23
Posted: 2/6/06 at 2:18pm
I saw a horrid production of Evita in Detroit years ago, and a wonderful one in Munich around 1997.
It just depends. Of course go see it.

But, whoever said it's the best "rock musical ever written" must not get out much, as I find (musically) JC-Superstar, RENT, Miss Saigon, The Beautiful Game, and Bright Lights, Big City far superior.......but that's just my opinion.
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re: Evita -should see it#24
Posted: 2/6/06 at 3:58pm
oh this production that I'm talking about is a Halifax Production( Halifax is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada). It hasn't opened yet.....it'll open in May.