The Shows You Saw This Year:

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The Shows You Saw This Year:#1
Posted: 12/26/08 at 12:18am
It can literally be anything: (Unless noted otherwise, it was on Broadway)
January 6th- Legally Blonde
January 22nd- Little Mermaid
February 6th- Mary Poppins
March 4th- Young Frankenstein
March 11th- Les Miserables (Ramapo High School, NJ)
April 5th- Urinetown (Indian Hills High School, NJ)
April 8th- Gypsy
April 16th- Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout Off- Broadway)
April 24th- Cry Baby Opening Night
May 25th- In the Heights
June 6th- Sunday in the Park with George
June 29th- Curtains Closing Night
July 22nd- Spring Awakening
July 30th- In the Heights
July 31st- RENT
August 12th- South Pacific
August 19th- Avenue Q
August 20th- (2:00) Wicked
August 20th- (8:00) Young Frankenstein
August 24th- The Will Rogers Follies (Surflight, Beach Haven, NJ)
August 26th- " "
August 28th- " "
August 30th- " "- Closing Night
September 13th- 13 Dress Rehearsel
September 19th- A Tale of Two Cities
October 9th- They're Playing Our Song (Skyline Theatre Company, NJ)
October 10th- " "
October 14th (Cancelled Performance)/ November 3rd (Rescheduled Performance)- Billy Elliot
October 26th- Spamalot
October 29th- Spring Awakening Onstage Seats
November 9th- A Tale of Two Cities Closing Night
November 11th- Shrek
December 12th- " "
December 16th- Jersey Boys

Highlights: (Shows I've Never Seen Before)
1 Sunday in the Park with George (June)
2 Billy Elliot (November)
3 Spring Awakening Onstage (October)
4 Gypsy (April)
5 South Pacific (August)
6 Shrek (November/ December (Much Imrpoved))
7 The Will Rogers Follies (By far the best regional show I've seen in years) (August)
8 RENT (July)
9 In the Heights (May/ July)
10 A Tale of Two Cities (September/ November)

The Downs:
5 Cry Baby Opening Night- An okay show, not the best, but still good
4 Jersey Boys- After spending a good chunk of change for side mezzanine seats, I was disappointed in the show, greatly...
3 Spamalot- Once my favorite show, I now see why it's closing...
2 Billy Elliot Cancelled Performance- Had to include it...
1 Urinetown (Indian Hills)- They destroyed it... completely...

34 Performances in all... It's the most I've ever seen in a single year...

Now your turn...
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#2
Posted: 12/26/08 at 12:43am

Pamela's First Musical
62nd Tony Awards
Mamma Mia Movie Premiere
Broadway on Broadway (camped out 4 hours in advance)
Xanadu (Final Show)
All About Eve Read through
Billy Elliot (1st preview)
DOUBT movie Premiere
Pal Joey
The Who's Tommy Reunion Concert

Tommy Reunion concert was the perfect way to end my college semester and the year 2008. Billy Elliot is one of the most beautiful events I have ever witnessed. Pal Joey I would of passed up after seeing it. All About Eve, Angela Lansbury brought down the house when she could not read a line correctly (CLASSIC). Mamma Mia Movie premiere was nice cause I got some of the blue carpet from the ceramony and met Bjorn (ABBA) and Meryl Streep. Gypsy I sat in second row orchestra, i was in awe as patti stared at me while performing Rose's Turn.

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December 5th- Hamilton, On Your Feet
December 19th- Noises Off, Edith Piaf Concert at Town Hall
Updated On: 12/26/08 at 12:43 AM
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#3
Posted: 12/26/08 at 1:47am
Mine's a relatively easy list:

Damn Yankees - Summer Stars!
In the Heights
A Catered Affair
[title of show]
Mary Poppins
A Chorus Line
November (Final Perf.)
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#4
Posted: 12/26/08 at 1:57am

January 2 - ROCK 'n' ROLL
January 3 - Is He Dead?
January 7 - The Fantasticks
January 10 - The Lion King
January 16 - November
January 30 - The Little Mermaid
March 5 - Passing Strange
March 29 - In the Heights
April 9 - Macbeth
April 19 - Sunday in the Park...
April 21 - A Catered Affair
April 29 - Thurgood
April 30 - AUGUST: Osage County
May 14 - Cry-Baby
May 21 - Monty Python's SPAMALOT
May 27 - GYPSY
May 29 - Saved
May 31 - CHICAGO
June 4 - Boeing Boeing
June 11 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
June 19 - The 39 Steps
June 22 - ADD1NG MACH1N3
July 15 - The Country Girl
July 18 - Damn Yankees
July 22 - (title of show)
August 19 - South Pacific
September 15 - A Tale of Two Cities
September 20 - To Be or Not To Be
September 30 - Forbidden B'way: Goes to Rehab
October 19 - A Man For All Seasons
October 21 - 13
October 25 - Rock of Ages
October 29 - BILLY ELLIOT
November 1 - Speed-the-Plow
November 12 - What's That Smell?
November 15 - American Buffalo
December 3 - DUST
December 4 - Prayer For My Enemy
December 13 - Improbable Frequency
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#5
Posted: 12/26/08 at 2:14am
Gypsy * 2
Spring Awakening * 2
Xanadu * 2
[title of show]
Avenue Q
Legally Blonde
In The Heights
A Chorus Line
Young Frankenstein
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#6
Posted: 12/26/08 at 2:31am
January 12-Chicago
March 13-Spamalot
June 26-In The Heights
August 27-Spamalot
September 6-Xanadu
September 16-Hairspray
September 19-Forbidden Broadway
September 25-Xanadu
December 18-Gypsy

I loved everything I saw, no major complaints. However, I thought I would be more excited after seeing Hairspray, but I wasn't. I just didn't like it as much as I thought I was going to.
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#7
Posted: 12/26/08 at 2:40am
Spring Awakening
South Pacific
In the Heights
Title of Show

Avenue Q
Drowsy Chaperone
Phantom of the Opera
Wicked (In Chicago)

Bare (Bailiwick)
Les Mis (Mariott)
Willy Wonka (Chicago Shakes TYA)
All Shook Up (Mariott)
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#8
Posted: 12/26/08 at 2:44am
Sweeney Todd national tour (Doyle tour, Equity in April at the Ahmanson in LA, non-Equity in December)
A Chorus Line national tour (five times at the Ahmanson)
9 to 5 pre-Broadway (twice at the Ahmanson)
Spring Awakening national tour (Ahmanson)
The Drowsy Chaperone national tour (Ahmanson)
My Fair Lady national tour (Ahmanson)
Jersey Boys (Las Vegas)
The Little Dog Laughed (regional mounted by Broadway creative team, Kirk Douglas Theatre)

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Updated On: 12/27/08 at 02:44 AM
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#9
Posted: 12/26/08 at 3:22am
The fact that I just had to copy / paste this from a spreadsheet scares me... :)

2008-02-23 M: South Pacific Milton Keynes
2008-03-15 M: November New York
2008-03-16 E: Altar Boyz New York
2008-03-19 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-03-21 E: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-06-18 E: Jersey Boys New York
2008-06-19 E: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-06-20 E: Monty Python’s Spamalot New York
2008-06-21 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-06-21 E: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-07-19 M: Jersey Boys London
2008-07-19 E: Lord Of The Rings London
2008-09-19 E: Gypsy New York
2008-09-20 M: Fifty Words New York
2008-09-20 E: In The Heights New York
2008-09-21 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-09-21 E: Spring Awakening New York
2008-09-22 E: [title of show] New York
2008-09-23 E: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-09-24 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-09-24 E: Jersey Boys New York
2008-11-11 M: Jersey Boys London
2008-11-11 E: Dirty Dancing London
2008-11-12 M: Wicked London
2008-12-05 E: Billy Elliot New York
2008-12-06 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-12-06 E: The Lion King New York
2008-12-07 M: Young Frankenstein New York
2008-12-07 E: Spring Awakening New York
2008-12-08 E: Bound For Broadway New York
2008-12-09 M: Gypsy Of The Year 2008 New York
2008-12-09 E: Shrek The Musical New York
2008-12-10 M: In The Heights New York
2008-12-10 E: Young Frankenstein New York
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#10
Posted: 12/26/08 at 3:33am
Jersey Boys (Las Vegas)
Drowsy Chaperone (Sacramento)
Les Miz in Concert (Hollywood Bowl)
American Tales (Hollywood)
Flower Drum Song (San Jose)
Sweeney Todd (Sacramento)
Evita (Sacramento)
Beauty & the Beast (San Jose)
The Phantom of the Opera (San Francisco)
Spring Awakening (San Francisco)

How sad. I'm sure I saw more than that, although I did spend the first month of 2008 unemployed and then 4 months after that in survival retail...
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Updated On: 12/26/08 at 03:33 AM
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#11
Posted: 12/26/08 at 4:02am
In the Heights
Next to Normal (second stage)
Next to Normal (arena stage)
Title of Show
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#12
Posted: 12/26/08 at 6:50am
The Little Mermaid
Mamma Mia
Young Frankenstein
Avenue Q
Legally Blonde
Blue Man Group
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Xanadu (Second time...closing show)
Young Frankenstein (Second was in town)
White Christmas
Spring Awakening
The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway on Tour in Orlando)

By far the most shows I've ever seen in a in NY is good :)
Updated On: 12/26/08 at 06:50 AM
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#13
Posted: 12/26/08 at 7:06am
I have a small list because I live so far away from New York.

Phantom of the Opera- June 10, 2008
A Catered Affair- June 11, 2008 (Matinee)
Hairspray- June 11, 2008 (Evening)

RENT (Baltimore)- March 8, 2008
RENT (Richmond)- April 5, 2008
Legally Blonde (Baltimore)- October 5, 2008 (Matinee)
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#14
Posted: 12/26/08 at 7:06am
Mamma Mia
Young Frankenstein
Legally Blonde
A Catered Affair
Spring Awakening
Miss Saigon
Avenue Q
The Full Monty
A Chorus Line
South Pacific
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#15
Posted: 12/26/08 at 7:40am
I know I'm going to be forgetting a lot, but here's a sampler:

January--Xanadu (third time)
August Osage County

April--Xanadu (fourth time--Lincoln Center Archives taping)

July--Boeing Boeing
Title of Show

ETA: Gypsy (April or May--how could I forget?), White Christmas (tomorrow, Dec. 27)


Compared to past years, I didn't see nearly as much as I usually do...although I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few titles anyway.
Updated On: 12/26/08 at 07:40 AM
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#16
Posted: 12/26/08 at 8:27am
Rent-x4 (15 in all)
In The Heights-x5 (6 in all)
Gypsy- x2
Sunday in the Park With George
[Title of Show]- x2
Jersey Boys
Boeing Boeing
Avenue Q
Billy Elliot
Little Mermaid
13- x2 (Did not mean to do that)

I'm almost positive I have seen more but I'm not at home so I don't know.

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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#17
Posted: 12/26/08 at 9:00am
I have seen -
Rent (Remixed) - London
Hairspray - London
Half A Sixpence - UK Tour
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - UK Tour
Billy Elliot - London
Les Miserables - London
Jersey Boys - London
High School Musical - UK Tour
[title of show] - NYC
Rent - NYC
Spring Awakening - NYC
Legally Blonde - NYC
Young Frankenstein - NYC
Little Mermaid - NYC
A Tale of Two Cities - NYC
Gypsy - NYC
Xanadu - NYC
Mamma Mia! - NYC
Our House - UK Tour
Beauty and the Beast - UK Tour
Flashdance - UK Tour
Wicked - London
La Cage Aux Folles - London
Blood Brothers - London
Spamalot - London
Sunset Boulevard - London
August: Osage County - London
Imagine This - London
The 39 Steps - London

Quite a year!
re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#18
Posted: 12/26/08 at 10:22am
Fun! re: The Shows You Saw This Year:We travel from Florida, so don't get to see as many as yall in the NY area, but how envious I am of all these greats lists of shows yall have seen!

In April 2008 on Broadway we saw:

Jersey Boys
The Little Mermaid
Mamma Mia

In September 2008 on Broadway we saw:
All My Sons
Legally Blonde

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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#19
Posted: 12/26/08 at 10:27am
South Pacific
Xanadu (twice)
Young Frankenstein
Legally Blonde (Broadway and Philly)
The Little Mermaid
Wicked (Broadway and Philly)
Harispray (Broadway and Philly)

Upcoming 2009:
Jersey Boys
9 to 5
Guys and Dolls
West Side Story
A Chorus Line (Philly)
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#20
Posted: 12/26/08 at 10:38am
sunday in the park with george
a catered affair
south pacific
broadway bares 18 : wonderland
kiss of the spider woman (DC/VA Signature)
the history boys (LA Ahmanson)
wicked (LA Pantages)
ace (DC/VA Signature)
(title of show}
9 to 5 (LA Ahmanson)
grey gardens (DC Studio Theatre)
mary poppins
west side story (DC National Theatre)
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#21
Posted: 12/26/08 at 10:58am
Mary Poppins (NYC)
Little Women (Majestic Theatre, Gettysburg, PA)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Gettysburg College)
A Little Night Music (CenterStage, Baltimore)
Escape From Happiness (Gettysburg College)
South Pacific (NYC)
Spamalot (London)
La Traviata (Teatro Duomo, Florence Italy)
La Mandragola (Syracuse University in Florence)
White Christmas (NYC)

Jan 11th: Gypsy
Pirates of Penzance (Majestic Theatre, Gettysburg): probably
probably Guys and Dolls and West Side Story over the summer
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#22
Posted: 12/26/08 at 11:07am
Come Back, Little Sheba – January 3, 2008
The 39 Steps – January 4, 2008
A Chorus Line – January 5, 2008
Celebration – January 5, 2008
Legally Blonde – January 6, 2008
The Little Mermaid – January 9, 2008
The Little Mermaid – January 12, 2008
Next to Normal – January 20, 2008
Sunday in the Park with George – January 25, 2008
Applause – February 8, 2008 (Encores)
Passing Strange – February 9, 2008
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – February 13, 2008
In the Heights – February 15, 2008
South Pacific – March 2, 2008
Gypsy – March 3, 2008
Cry-Baby – March 15, 2008
Next to Normal – March 16, 2008
Young Frankenstein – March 21, 2008
Cry-Baby – March 24, 2008
A Catered Affair – March 25, 2008
Something You Did – March 27, 2008
Juno – March 28, 2008 (Encores)
Macbeth – April 2, 2008
The Country Girl – April 3, 2008
Cry-Baby – April 5, 2008
Les Liaisons Dangereuses – April 12, 2008
Top Girls – April 15, 2008
Thurgood – April 17, 2008
Boeing-Boeing – April 19, 2008
Glory Days – April 22, 2008
A Chorus Line – May 3, 2008
Gypsy – May 7, 2008
No, No, Nannette – May 9, 2008 (Encores)
Saved – May 10, 2008
Wicked – May 20, 2008
Minnie’s Boys – May 31, 2008 (Mufti)
From Up Here – June 7, 2008
The Marriage of Bette and Boo – June 12, 2008
Grind – June 14, 2008 (Mufti)
Wicked – June 15, 2008
In the Heights – June 17, 2008
Cry-Baby – June 22, 2008
Wicked – June 24, 2008
Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy – June 26, 2008
Goodtime Charley – June 28, 2008 (Mufti)
Damn Yankees – July 5, 2008 (Encores)
Young Frankenstein – July 6, 2008
[Title of Show] – July 7, 2008
Compose Yourself! – July 12, 2008 (Mufti)
Damn Yankees – July 16, 2008 (Encores)
Flamingo Court: A Comedy in Three Condos – July 18, 2008
Grease – July 22, 2008
Legally Blonde – July 23, 2008
The Lady in Penthouse B – July 26, 2008
A Catered Affair – July 27, 2008
Damn Yankees – July 27, 2008 (Encores)
Young Frankenstein – August 3, 2008
Hair – August 3, 2008
A Chorus Line – August 10, 2008
Xanadu – August 12, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities – August 18, 2008 (invited dress)
A Tale of Two Cities – August 20, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities – August 22, 2008
Hair – August 24, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities – September 1, 2008
The Tempest – September 3, 2008
Equus – September 5, 2008
A Man for All Seasons – September 12, 2008
13 – September 16, 2008
The Seagull – September 17, 2008
To Be Or Not To Be – September 19, 2008
August: Osage County – September 20, 2008
All My Sons – September 24, 2008
Equus – September 25, 2008
What’s That Smell? – September 26, 2008
Fifty Words – September 27, 2008
Billy Elliot – October 1, 2008
Speed the Plow – October 3, 2008
Jason & Ben – October 5, 2008
Boy’s Life – October 5, 2008
Judy & Me – October 6, 2008 (invited dress)
Romantic Poetry – October 7, 2008
Master Builder – October 15, 2008
Saturn Returns – October 17, 2008
Dividing the Estate – October 23, 2008
Road Show – October 28, 2008
American Buffalo – October 31, 2008
Billy Elliot – November 3, 2008
Spamalot – November 5, 2008
Shrek – November 8, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities – November 9, 2008
Wicked – November 11, 2008
Pal Joey – November 14, 2008
White Christmas – November 16, 2008
On the Town – November 21, 2008 (Encores)
Billy Elliot – November 25, 2008
Road Show – November 29, 2008
Pal Joey – November 30, 2008
Billy Elliot – December 2, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 3, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 5, 2008
Dust – December 6, 2008
Boeing-Boeing – December 6, 2008
Forbidden Broadway – December 7, 2008
Prayer for my Enemy – December 8, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 9, 2008
Slava’s Snowshow – December 10, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 13, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 14, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 17, 2008
Becky Shaw – December 22, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 26, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 27, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 28, 2008
Speed-the-Plow – December 28, 2008
Liza’s at the Palace – December 30, 2008
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#23
Posted: 12/26/08 at 11:12am
Lets see. I think these were all this year...
Spring Awakening
Little Mermaid
Lion King
Avenue Q (tour)
Drowsy Chaperone (tour)
A Chorus Line (tour)
Legally Blonde (tour)
Spelling Bee (NSMT)

you guys put me to shame!
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re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#24
Posted: 12/26/08 at 11:34am
February 19th-Next to Normal
February 20th (matinee)-Is He Dead?
February 20th (evening)-Spring Awakening
March 15th-Avenue Q (Boston)
April 24th-The Drowsy Chaperone (Boston)
May 24th-Saved! The Musical
August 30th (matinee)-In the Heights
August 30th (evening)-Gypsy
August 31st-{title of show}
September 21st-A Chorus Line (Boston)

I've seen some regional stuff too, and also went to an Anthony Rapp concert, an Adam Pascal concert, and an Idina Menzel concert (wow, makes me sound like the worlds biggest fangirl.) I also saw the Broadway in Boston gala which was pretty cool too.
re: The Shows You Saw This Year:#25
Posted: 12/26/08 at 11:36am
Speech and Debate (I can't believe that was this year.)
In the Heights
Is He Dead?
[title of show]
The 39 Steps
Forbidden Broadway

Wow, I thought it would be more...
Speech and Debate was probably one of the best things I have ever seen. Although I actually enjoyed everything on the list.