Meniers Big Musical for 2009

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Meniers Big Musical for 2009#1
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:28pm
According to gossip at the opening night, they haven't officially decided until May - but are considering

Me and My Girl
The Pajama Game
Mame

Any of these would be great; but I really hope they opt for Mame (the unlikley one) Perfect for the xmas season and it has been so long since anyone has tackled this for a big proffesional revival.

Which one would you perfer?
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#2
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:34pm
Out of the three i'd like to see Mame as well and i reckon it could work in the space
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#2
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:34pm
Out of the three i'd like to see Mame as well and i reckon it could work in the space
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#3
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:36pm
I dont really mind!

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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#4
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:41pm
Hmmm im not familiar with any of them.

Are they not going to do another summer one too?
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#5
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:56pm
I wish they had pulled their finger out and got on with 'Pippin' or 'Sweet Charity' but I will be very happy to settle with 'Mame'.
Its 40 years since London had her last.
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#6
Posted: 4/10/09 at 1:57pm
DONT SHOT ME.... but what the hell is Mame!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#7
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:00pm
'The Pyjama Game' has never faired well in the West End.
Its last production closed after just 7 weeks at the Victoria Palace.
'Me And My Girl' would be a strange one to do in a small space. Its one of those shows that crys out for a big production.

Bring on 'Mame'
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#8
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:09pm
Cant believe you just said that!!!
Im gonna shoot myself!

http://www.broadwaymusicalhome.com/shows/mame.htm
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#9
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:17pm
Mame please! I'd love the chance to see this!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#10
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:27pm
Ditto.

(Mama - is that Ginger Rogers? It looks more like Doris Day - but what do I know)
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#11
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:33pm
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Ginger is Mame!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#12
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:36pm
Hmmm - they could add 'paint drying' to that list and I still wouldn't be able to decide...

"Murder is a very British thing, isn't it? I mean, it's almost like a hobby over there."
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#13
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:39pm
Umm, I think next up is 'Merrily'...
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#14
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:41pm
Now that's more like it! re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009

"Murder is a very British thing, isn't it? I mean, it's almost like a hobby over there."
"Why do you insist you must hear the words? When you know I cannot give you words. Not the ones you need..."

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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#15
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:47pm
'Merrily' was at the Donmar in 2000.
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#16
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:47pm
Apparently they don't want to do another Sondheim two years in a row.

It think Mame is perfect, I hope we get a helping to this. Who'd make a good Mame Dennis? Maybe too old now but I think who would have been perfect would have been Joanna Lumley.

As to "whats mame" ... Mama I hope that gun has two bullets. Shoot me too. Google now quickly dear or buy the cast album!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#17
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:49pm
I would more than happily buy the cast recording.... if someone would like to give me money? x
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#18
Posted: 4/10/09 at 2:53pm
Too late, Ive used both bullets....i missed the first time! lol

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* all this talk of Mame, now my evenings entertainment has been chosen for me!
Thanks guys!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#19
Posted: 4/10/09 at 3:09pm
CON, a few tracks from the Broadway production of 'Mame' are on their way to your email address.
Starring Angela Lansbury and Bea rathur.
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#20
Posted: 4/10/09 at 3:22pm
This is kind of un-related, but is anyone else here using Spotify? You can (legally) stream thousands of tracks, including many cast albums, with only a few adverts on the free version. It's great to get a taster of albums if you're interested in them - Mame is on there, along with the new Oliver etc... re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009
http://www.spotify.com/en/

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"Why do you insist you must hear the words? When you know I cannot give you words. Not the ones you need..."

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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#21
Posted: 4/10/09 at 3:25pm
Not a huge Mame (musical) film lover...I adore the "Auntie Mame" film with Rosalind Russell.
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#23
Posted: 4/10/09 at 3:44pm
Shame the City Centres Encore New York production with Christine Baranski in Mame fom a few years ago never got picked up for Broadway... lord if Finigans Rainbow has..!
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re: Meniers Big Musical for 2009#24
Posted: 4/10/09 at 3:48pm
Mama I thought it was the Donmar that was considering Pippin or Sweet Charity?

I have to admit that I dont really know Mame either. I hoep they dont do Me and My Girl, to be it should be a big show, not a one for small venue. But thats just me