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    Les Miserables, Mamma Mia and Hairspray all come to Dublin this year!

    Started by mcqueeniac| 3925 posts

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/theticket/2010/0122/1224262825220.html

     

    Hurrah for Hairspray!

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    25 Jan 2010 @ 23:14

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    Kerrang| 22144 posts

    I've seen Mamma Mia twice, but would love to see the stage versions of Les Mis and Hairspray. Was reading about the new Grand Canal Theatre this morning and it looks impressive.

    I've overheard your theory "Nostalgia's for geeks"

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 09:53

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    Kal-El| 4078 posts

    very exciting
    i'd love Wicked to come over for a run as well!!!

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 10:03

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    Kerrang| 22144 posts

    ...and the Spice Girls new musical "Viva Forever" {#Insert smilie}

    I've overheard your theory "Nostalgia's for geeks"

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 10:06

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    mcqueeniac| 3925 posts

    I saw Mamma Mia live at the Odessey a couple of years back- the venue was too big and the actors seemed like puppets from how far back I was! Found the story pretty awful- I wouldnt bet on the Spice Girls musical being much better, especially since their music is not as fondly remembered as ABBAs is.

    I am ashamed to say I have never seen Les Mis but I have listened to the album for years and it has some great songs "On My Own" and "Bring him Home" being just two of my favourites.

    I just LOVED the film version of Hairspray- can't wait to see it live.

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 10:54

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    militant-mary| 722 posts

    I'd be quite musically minded but for some reason i'm allergic to musicals as an art. Just don't get them at all and it bums me out because they're obviously a huge form of entertainment! it's the songs mainly. Never heard a subtle cathartic number from a musical ever. It's all TAADAAAAH! AND OVER THE TOP. Someday maybe. perhaps I just haven't seen the right one?

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 11:07

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    snickers| 10923 posts

    Im actually the same, i saw Wicked and that was good but Musicals leave me annoyed.But im willing to give them a go..Hairspray the movie completely irritated me right from the fat kid swingin around a pole singin her heart out at the beginning

    militant-mary said :

    I'd be quite musically minded but for some reason i'm allergic to musicals as an art. Just don't get them at all and it bums me out because they're obviously a huge form of entertainment! it's the songs mainly. Never heard a subtle cathartic number from a musical ever. It's all TAADAAAAH! AND OVER THE TOP. Someday maybe. perhaps I just haven't seen the right one?

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 11:10

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    crackerjack05| 2367 posts

    Hairspray i hate but i love the songs from Les Mis

    Id love to see Irish Musical/Dance companies putting on some more of there own productions
    like Happeny Bridge and I Keano a few years back.

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 12:22

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    Virtual Bunny| 1675 posts

    Woohoo!! have been wanting to go see Le mis for ages, now I have an excuse.
    Are they all going to be in the grand canal theatre? Or will some of them be gracing the olympia and gaeity?

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 12:58

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    mcqueeniac| 3925 posts


    Virtual Bunny said :

    Woohoo!! have been wanting to go see Le mis for ages, now I have an excuse.
    Are they all going to be in the grand canal theatre? Or will some of them be gracing the olympia and gaeity?

     

    Yeah- they are all in the Grand Canal Theatre!

     

    As for musical tastes- I have heard and seen a bit of Wicked and to me it looked terribley sappy American shite- I have no desire to see it live.

    I dunno why I like Hairspray so much- I think the music is rather brilliant (apart from Good Morning Baltimore and Welcome to the 60s which I actually dislike for some reason).


    And yeah, if you are looking for understated emotional songs musical theatre definetly isnt the place to find it! :)

     

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 15:07

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    mcqueeniac| 3925 posts


    militant-mary said :

    I'd be quite musically minded but for some reason i'm allergic to musicals as an art. Just don't get them at all and it bums me out because they're obviously a huge form of entertainment! it's the songs mainly. Never heard a subtle cathartic number from a musical ever. It's all TAADAAAAH! AND OVER THE TOP. Someday maybe. perhaps I just haven't seen the right one?

     

    Have you seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch?  Might be your style.

     

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 15:13

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    DaveG| 1058 posts

    Think the last musical I went to was Jersey Boys which was pretty cool (and good looking guys to boot!). Would love to see Les Mis.

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    22 Jan 2010 @ 15:37

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