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Damn Yankees or In the Heights

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Damn Yankees or In the Heights#1
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:19pm
Ok, so I'm turning to the board for wisdom. For my mother's birthday I'm taking her to see a broadway show. Its a tradition we've had for six years. Anyway I'm debating between getting tickets for Damn Yankees or In the Hieghts. My mother is a fan of classic musicals but for her those range between My Fair Lady, Evita, Rent and The Lion King. Does anybody have a recommendation? I was thinking about 'In the Heights' but haven't really heard raves about it.

Thanks in advance!
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#2
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:21pm
In the Heights. It's not even a contest.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#2
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:22pm
A full scale production of Yankees for your mother might be good. This barebones production is not a good choice so I second In The Heights.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#3
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:44pm
Damn Yankees, for all it's issues, it's still a great classic show. And, it's a limited run. In the Heights will be around for the next 5 years.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#4
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:16pm
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Did I mention In The Heights
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#5
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:19pm
I've seen both. I removed Damn Yankees from Plan C status (if we lose Wicked lottery and for some bizarre reason they're sold out of student rush at A Catered Affair) for Sunday because...ew. Overall I was not impressed.

My vote goes to In The Heights
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#6
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:25pm
Yes, IN THE HEIGHTS. It's a major work of American Musical Theatre and should not be missed. If she liked RENT, she'll hear echoes... I sure do.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#7
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:28pm
Damn Yankees. This production is not to be missed. ITH will be around for years to come.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#8
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:42pm
What master said...
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#9
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:46pm
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#10
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:50pm
DAMN YANKEES is snooze-inducing.

IN THE HEIGHTS!
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#11
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:54pm
I have not seen Damn Yankees yet.. will see it next few weeks..So I cant comment! re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights

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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#12
Posted: 7/14/08 at 10:14pm
sry ljay. i will act more mature for your standards next time.
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re: Damn Yankees or In the Heights#13
Posted: 7/15/08 at 2:42am
If you can't comment, then why would you? I mean, unless it's just for the attention.

Now to answer the question of DAMN YANKEES or IN THE HEIGHTS I think you have to consider your mother's interest and sensibilities. Why are those the only two choices? Personally I found DAMN YANKEES to be a delightful Encores! production and suggest seeing it while you can.
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