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We Will Rock You
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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!

Les Miserables
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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.

Wicked
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INCREDIBLE!! It’s definitely one of my new favorites, and it was extra special because I was able to go on my birthday!

Spamalot
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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.)

Chicago
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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.

Mousetrap
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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
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Loved it. Not much more to say.

Mamma Mia!
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Ah, mamma mia. So good. A little different from the movie but still wonderfully fun and generally just great.

Phantom of the Opera
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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
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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 …

Hairspray
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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.

Avenue Q
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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.

Billy Elliot
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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.

Posted by ecfong 21:49 Archived in England

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