If you had to pick ONE show...

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If you had to pick ONE show...#1
Posted: 5/5/08 at 10:59pm
What would be your favorite musical or play of ALL TIME?

Be nice to those who choose one you dont like!


"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
Updated On: 5/5/08 at 10:59 PM
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#2
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:06pm
The Light in the Piazza
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#2
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:06pm
Follies
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#3
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:08pm
favorite? Rent. Not neccesarily best but definitely favorite.
<-- Gwen Stewart, SOLoist at the last show of RENT
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#4
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:10pm
A Chorus Line.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#5
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:11pm
Mine's Spring Awakening. Not just for obvious fangirl reasons, it is just so incredibly touching.
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#6
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:12pm
Les Miserables
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#7
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:12pm
Guys and Dolls (old)
Wicked (new)

If I had to pick ONE...I'd say Guys and Dolls
Updated On: 5/5/08 at 11:12 PM
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#8
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:12pm

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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#9
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:12pm
A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#10
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:13pm

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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#11
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:14pm
Sweeney Todd

followed closely by Gypsy, Follies, and Company!
Updated On: 5/5/08 at 11:14 PM
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#12
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:14pm
I guess my favorite is Cats, but the most expertly written is Kiss Me, Kate.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#13
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:15pm
AGREED! re: If you had to pick ONE show...
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#14
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:16pm
Grey Gardens. No contest.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#15
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:18pm
Sweeney Todd.
That's the sorrowful precis. It's very messy.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#16
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:18pm
GYPSY!

(Although choosing between that, LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, SUNDAY..., and COMPANY is not easy.)
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#17
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:23pm
Gypsy.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#18
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:33pm
Currently, I would kill to play Pseudolous from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
I think it has one of the best and creative stories out of any Broadway musical I've heard of and this particular character has me written all over it anyways, I love comedic roles. I've played The Cowardly Lion and Nathan Detroit the last two years at my high school.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#19
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:41pm
Gypsy
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#20
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:45pm
It's incredibly tough, and I have to mention the two that would round out my top three, Falsettos and Follies, but for me the perfect melding of book and score, humor and emotion, is A Little Night Music. A show that (as I've seen VERY personally) doesn't even need a particularly talented cast to get across just how brilliant it is.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#21
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:47pm
Caroline, or Change

...followed very closely by Cabaret
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#22
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:48pm
Avenue Q.

Followed closely by Sweeney Todd
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#23
Posted: 5/5/08 at 11:57pm
Assassins.

In a different vein, Avenue Q.
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re: If you had to pick ONE show...#24
Posted: 5/6/08 at 12:14am
definitely CATS :)
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