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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

As Good As It Gets Times 60!

Disclaimer:  This is my single most expensive vice.  I admit I have skipped school, crossed wide oceans, eaten beans for weeks after, and stood in countless lines to feed my vice.

Here is a list of 60 plays I've seen:  (note--I've only listed musicals I've seen on Broadway, at the West End in London, and traveling shows straight from Broadway in various cities across the U.S.)

Will Rogers Follies #
Tommy *
Swing! #
Starlight Express *
Secret Garden #
Music Man
Meet Me in St. Louis #
Martin Guerre (all-time favorite) *
Kiss Me, Kate
King and I *
Jesus Christ, Superstar #
Hello Dolly #
Forever Plaid #
Five Guys Named Moe #
Fame *
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Cats (twice) #
Porgy and Bess #
Camelot #
Buddy Holly *
Evita #
Menopause, the Musical #
Blood Brothers *
Beauty and the Beast (3 times)
Sunset Boulevard
42nd Street
Annie Get Your Gun
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Smokey Joe's Café
Annie #
Miss Saigon (twice)
Phantom of the Opera (twice)
Avenue Q #
Young Frankenstein #
Billy Elliot
Mary Poppins
South Pacific
Wicked (twice) *#
Dreamboats and Petticoats *
Wizard of Oz *
Chorus Line
Grease *
Lion King
Little Mermaid (twice)
Monty Python's Spamalot
Color Purple
Jekyl and Hyde
Sound of Music
Les Miserable (3 times)
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Shrek, the Musical #

* West End, London
# Traveling shows in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Austin, Omaha, Washington DC, Las Vegas
All others  seen in NYC

Each and every play has a story--theatre mates, people met standing in line, circumstances surrounding attendance etc.  Like I say, it's my vice.  What's yours??

Leicester Square, London, where I have gotten the most incredible theatre deals of my life!  Ahhh...In a perfect world I would make an annual pilgrimage to bask in London theatre...


Tom Giles said...

so, not counting one of the "beauty and the beast" showings and one of the "les mis" showings, cause I was present for those, If I pulled, oh... say... a rough average of 50 dandelions for every show you saw, it comes out to be about 3,350 weeds pulled. That's something!

Shelly said...

That is quite the list. The times when I've been there with ya have been some good times. I might even have one or two not on your list!!

Patti said...

What a fun list, and as far as vices go, a fabulous one!

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley