11.09.2008 - 09.12.2008
We Will Rock You
A completely random show made entirely from Queen’s music. It was fun even though there was almost no story line. Also my first musical in London!
This was my second time seeing Les Miz, and although I was in the nosebleed section (meaning the last row of the highest balcony and the actors looked like ants), it was still amazing.
INCREDIBLE!! It’s definitely one of my new favorites, and it was extra special because I was able to go on my birthday!
This show was probably one of the biggest surprises because I didn’t really have any interest in going, but since Margaret wanted to, I agreed. I’m very glad I went because Monty Python in musical form is awesome and another one of my favorites! (I even got to go a second time because my boss wanted to see it too and we all agreed Spamalot would be more entertaining than just dinner.)
Although I love the music and the movie, I was somewhat disappointed with this show. It wasn’t as vibrant, perhaps, as I was expecting. The actors could sing and dance amazingly, but I also couldn’t see them very well due to the annoyingly large head in my way that uncannily moved no matter how I shifted my line of sight.
This was the only non-musical I saw while in London, and it was fabulous! This famous murder mystery whodunit thriller has been running for almost 60 years!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Loved it. Not much more to say.
Ah, mamma mia. So good. A little different from the movie but still wonderfully fun and generally just great.
Phantom of the Opera
The set was fabulous! The entire theater was used rather than just the stage, and the music was incredible as usual. This was one of the ones I couldn’t miss and I’m so glad that I didn’t.
The Lion King
This was the other show that I’d already seen, but I love the music and the costumes so much and I was thrilled to see it again. The only strange thing was animals with British accents …
I was excited to see the show because I love the movie, but I was also nervous for the same reason. I wasn’t disappointed, however, and I laughed the hardest when two of the actors actually broke character and had laughing fits on stage.
This was like the adult version of Sesame Street – puppets and people and absolute hilarity. Lauren and I got box seats at the student price, and we actually decided that we’d have preferred sitting with the rest of the audience because our seats had a restricted view.
Although I didn’t like the movie, I somehow decided to see the play anyway. I’m so glad I did because it was really well done and the story of a little boy who loved to dance was funny and heartwarming.