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Apr 28, 2006, 05:36 AM
 
I attended my first big production musical last night at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. Les Misérables. I thought it was a great play and I had a good time. Anyone else seen this?
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 07:56 AM
 
Good show...

I'm working in a performance of West Side Story. I'm not a big musical fan, but this music is great fun to play.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 08:07 AM
 
Quite possibly my favorite musical.
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Apr 28, 2006, 09:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium
Quite possibly my favorite musical.
Ditto - I saw it in London in 2002, brilliant musical.
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Apr 28, 2006, 10:05 AM
 
You should read the book it is an excellent book. Lots of beautiful description and if you read French it is even better.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 10:27 AM
 
I love Les Mis- tho I have never seen it live. Congrats.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 10:29 AM
 
Yeah, I saw it in London... absolutely amazing, I think.

Dunno if its my favorite... I like Fiddler on the Roof a lot, too.
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Apr 28, 2006, 10:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Monique
You should read the book it is an excellent book. Lots of beautiful description and if you read French it is even better.
Agreed on both counts. I can't read French, but I've read the English and it's very good depending on what translation you're using. My wife has read it in both languages, and from what she's told me the French really does work better: it leans heavily on concepts and devices that just don't translate well.
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Apr 28, 2006, 11:13 AM
 
Often with classics it is very hard to translate, like Dickens would be very hard to translate and Steinbeck has a very poetic musical style.

By the way I saw Les Miserables in London and that was amazing; I think it worked better because of the British accent.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 11:33 AM
 
Yeah, I love the show. It's nearing the end of its run, though, from what I understand. I guess they're putting it to bed for awhile.
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Apr 28, 2006, 12:36 PM
 
I saw it when it was in DC in December. Loved it.
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Apr 28, 2006, 12:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Monique
Often with classics it is very hard to translate, like Dickens would be very hard to translate and Steinbeck has a very poetic musical style.

By the way I saw Les Miserables in London and that was amazing; I think it worked better because of the British accent.
Almost everything works better with a British accent. Too bad everyone realizes that I'm faking when I do it.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 01:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oneota
Yeah, I love the show. It's nearing the end of its run, though, from what I understand. I guess they're putting it to bed for awhile.
Not sure which production you're referring to...but just fyi, the Broadway production closed in spring of 2003, but they are already reviving it this fall for a supposed limited six month run. Very strange...but people seem happy about it.
     
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Apr 28, 2006, 06:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Josh Reid
Not sure which production you're referring to...but just fyi, the Broadway production closed in spring of 2003, but they are already reviving it this fall for a supposed limited six month run. Very strange...but people seem happy about it.

I think I'm thinking of the Touring production, which, according to the posters up at the Civic Center, is on its last go-around before shutting down.
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Apr 29, 2006, 12:37 AM
 
I always hum 'Master of the House" for some reason. No idea why.
     
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Apr 29, 2006, 10:37 AM
 
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Apr 29, 2006, 02:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by baw
I attended my first big production musical last night at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. Les Misérables. I thought it was a great play and I had a good time. Anyone else seen this?
Yup, fantastic production.

I travel a lot, and go to a lot of shows. If you ever get to NYC, you can get some great last minute deals for Broadway shows (not the newer ones obviously).

I also highly recommend:

RENT
Phantom of the Opera
Chicago
Any Stomp production

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Apr 29, 2006, 06:00 PM
 
I saw Les Mis when it was on Broadway. I also did a production of it. The tour is coming to an end in a few months. To mark the 20th anniversary Cameron Mackintosh is producing a limited (6 month) run on Broadway, with the opening scheduled for December.

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Apr 30, 2006, 06:22 AM
 
I just saw it again yesterday. Brought my dad and sister along. They loved it.
     
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Apr 30, 2006, 10:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
I always hum 'Master of the House" for some reason. No idea why.
Ever seen the Seinfeld episode where George can't quit singing 'Master of the House,' and thinks that it's going to cause him to go insane?
     
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Apr 30, 2006, 10:30 AM
 
What episode is that? I don't remember that one.
     
   
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