Sweeny Todd or Drowsy Chaperone or Lestat

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Sweeny Todd or Drowsy Chaperone or Lestat#0
Posted: 5/10/06 at 3:45pm
I'm going to go to TKTS tomorrow to get tix for a show tomorrow night. What time do I need to show up at the booth tomorrow (a Thursday)?

Which show should I see? Currently in consideration are:
Lestat
Sweeney Todd
Drowsy Chaperone
Threepenny Opera
(assuming these are all there tomorrow night. I have seen most of the other shows on Broadway that interest me).

Thanks!
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In order:

Sweeney Todd
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Threepenny Opera
Lestat
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In order?

1- The Drowsy Chaperone
2- Sweeney Todd
3- The Threepenny Opera
4- Lestat
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I'd put Sweeney Todd at the top of your priorities.
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In order:

1. The Drowsy Chaperone
2. Threepenny Opera
3. Lestat
4. Sweeney Todd
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Sweeney
Drowsy
Threepenny
Lestat
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Sweeney
Threepenny
Drowsy
Lestat
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My only concern with Sweeney is that I don't know the show at all... and I hear that I may need to know the show to understand this "updated" version. Is that true?

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You should be fine seeing it with no prior knowledge. As much as I love sweeney, I put Drowsy befored it, just because Sweeney is dark, and drowsy is a little lighter, and nonetheless neither can be missed.
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Sweeney first. No question. It is a legendary piece performed by an extraordinary cast directed by a visionary.
Avoid Lestat unless you are one who wants to be able to say "I saw that flop!"

Chaperone and Threepenny are both worth seeing.
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I'd say Sweeney because it's a limited engagement with a stellar cast. Drowsy is a LOT of fun and the cast is also amazing, but will probably be around longer and (IMO) is less dependent on the current cast to have continued success.
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Lestat and Threepenny are duds. Skip them.

This production of Sweeney Todd is best seen when you're familar with different stagings of the piece. Yes, it got a host of rave reviews, and I am in the minority, but any number of people feel that like Alice B. Toklas' Oakland, there is no 'there' there. It feels like a show was crammed into a concept instead of it fitting nicely.

My feelings about Sweeney which are mine, are disputed by a lot of folks both on the Boards and elsewhere. I am of the feeling that this ought not be your or anyone's first production of Sweeney Todd.

I am happy to say that Drowsy Chaperone is clever, smart and funny. It is also the Tony favorite at this point. Deep it isn't, but it is well done and a whole lot of fun.

So I'd say there is no real choice among the four shows listed.

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Sweeney Todd. DRwosy Chaperone if Sweeney is not available.
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Sweeney Todd, if not that then Lestat (it IS NOT as bad as many people are making it out to seem) give it a chance, you might like it.
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The Drowsy Chaperone (without a question do not miss this show it is hysterical!)
The Threepenny Opera
Sweeney Todd

Lestat (havent seen so don't know)
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I would see Threepenny just because it wont be around much longer and there is a good chance it will sell out pretty soon.

If not, I would say go with Sweeney. It is a fantastic show. If you go in knowing nothing, the surpises will be fresh. However, if you feel you may be a bit confused, just read a short summary on the internet and you will be fine.

Enjoy, and let us know about your pick! re: Sweeny Todd or Drowsy Chaperone or Lestat
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Drowsy Chaperone
Sweeney
Toss up between Threepenny and Lestat
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1-DROWSY
2-THREEPENNY
3-SWEENEY
and never see LESTAT.
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Sweeney
3Penny
Chaperone (Only because chaperone will be there for a long time and 3penny closes in June)
Lestat (loved lestat but 3penny cast is too much better to pass up)
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Sweeney, hands down. If it 's not available, Drowsy Chaperone is good too.
(It was the first time I'd seen the show, and I'd only listened to it once before, and I had no trouble understanding or enjoying it. It's amazing!)
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If you're getting discount tickets, you might as well see Lestat (well, Sweeney Todd, too, but anyway...) Lestat is DEFINITELY not as bad as people think. There's a lot of negativity on this board especially, as well as reviews, but I really enjoyed it!
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See Sweeney. It has by far the best cast.
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Both are excellent. Both are entirely different. I would see Sweeney, because Drowsy will be here longer.
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not even close...SWEENEY!
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