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I'm going to London for a school trip at the end of the month. We have free time in the evening and some of us were considering going to see a musical. What is your favourite? Why? etc etc
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Oklahoma!!! The music for that is so, so catchy... great fun
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I have so many favourites, including Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Ragtime, Jerry Springer the Opera, Whistle Down the Wind, Blood Brothers, etc etc. I like them all for different reasons, but I like musicals to have proper powerful music and acting. Miss Saigon and Les Miserables certainly fit that bill. It depends what kind of musical you would like to see, fun and happy, or powerful and sad. What's your choice?
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Phantom, Phantom, Phantom of the opera and Les miserables. Both a romantic thriller, my favs.
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I LOVED phantom...im tempted to go and see it again. Personally I'd prefer a moving atmospheric one to a happy smiley one, so I guess les mis is the obvious choice, but I'm not sure whether it'd be a bit heavy going, especially for some friends who arent as into musicals. what do you think?
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Les Miserables definitely!
It's not as heavy going as you might think - there are some absolutely hilarious bits, and you honestly don't come out feeling mega depressed

It was the first musical I ever saw, completely against my will. I think I asked my mum to leave me in a cafe outside for a few hours, and when I wasn't allowed that, I asked if I could take my discman in with me. Wow I am so glad I wasn't allowed that! Les Mis is truly truly brilliant!
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yeh Blood brothers is funny. Miss Saigon is good too.
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I've seen Blood Brothers, phantom, fame, oh what a night, sat night fever and joseph at the theatre in liverpool. So I don't really want to see them again. Starlight express is coming around soon so there's no point in seeing that either. Les Mis is the best option then?
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I'm currently working as a musical director for an amateur production of fame and have in past stage managed for an amateur production of les mis, both are good musicals and a lot of fun in my opinion
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Okay thanks...I think im sold on les mis! Also I'm planning on seeing Miss Saigon in march-whats that like?
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Grease and Cats Because They are both really cool.
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Okay thanks...I think im sold on les mis! Also I'm planning on seeing Miss Saigon in march-whats that like?
It's written by the same people as Les Mis, I've heard some of it and i thought it sounded good and worth seeing - I was going to go and see it a couple of months back but never got round to it
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I'm going to London for a school trip at the end of the month. We have free time in the evening and some of us were considering going to see a musical. What is your favourite? Why? etc etc
Oooh I just came back from Guys&Dolls and it was alright. Might be seeing Chicago next week. My fave has *got* to be Fame - I've seen it 3 times sooo coool!!
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I didn't like Les Mis I don't seem to like many musicals, but there are some, so here we go...

Chess (maybe? I've never seen it but we play the music at band and it's pretty good!), Miss Saigon , Phantom was alright

You probably shouldn't pay too much attention to me, I don't know a lot about musicals!
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Les Mis, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Avenue Q, Chicago, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, Company.


Sondheim is a god.
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I'm going to London for a school trip at the end of the month. We have free time in the evening and some of us were considering going to see a musical. What is your favourite? Why? etc etc
Miss Saigon...but don't think it's back on West End yet.

you HAVE to go see either Les Miserables (which has Joanna Ampil as Fantine!!!!!) and Phantom. They're simply the best!! (after Miss Saigon of course haha)

i'm a musical fanatic.
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Oooh I just came back from Guys&Dolls and it was alright. Might be seeing Chicago next week. My fave has *got* to be Fame - I've seen it 3 times sooo coool!!
I was in the HK Regional production of Guys and Dolls last April...man i miss those days in City Hall!!
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Phantom, Phantom, Phantom of the opera and Les miserables. Both a romantic thriller, my favs.
I AGREE PHANTOM IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other good one's include:

Woman in White (brand new. due to star Michael Crawford who is amazing but due to Illness I believe Michael Ball-equally amazing-is taking over)
Les Mis (current Enjorlas use to play Raoul in POTO and is very gd)
Blood Brothers
Lion King (more pantomine than stirring drama)
Chicago
Sat Night Fever (this still around?!)

Unfortunately loads of my faves have now finished But starlight express is doing a tour soon and is coming to Oxford! WAHAY
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(Original post by rachplatt)
I LOVED phantom...im tempted to go and see it again. Personally I'd prefer a moving atmospheric one to a happy smiley one, so I guess les mis is the obvious choice, but I'm not sure whether it'd be a bit heavy going, especially for some friends who arent as into musicals. what do you think?
Woman in White definitely. Brand new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and I would say the ONLY equal to Phantom. Amazing cast, stunning music, moving atmosphere, fantastic set...quite simply the best (except POTO but I'm a huge fan and have seen it 5times! hehe).
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Hmph. Nobody else mentioned Chess yet. xP
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