FAVORITE PLAY/MUSICAL

@rmuxagirl (7559)
United States
October 6, 2006 9:12pm CST
What is your favorite play or musical. and Why. Can be anything from Shakespeare to Cats. I would have to say mine is a toss up between "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" Shakespeare and "Importance of Being Ernest" Oscar Wilde Because both are funny, and have a hint of truth in them.
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@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I haven't seen many plays or musicals in the actual theatre, but I've seen movies based on them. One musical I did see on stage and loved was The Secret Garden. One of my best experiences ever, so I'll pick that for musical. As far as straight plays, I'm going to have to go with a movie that I believe was a play. The Lion in Winter. I like stories about royalty and a good family feud added on doesn't hurt.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Ive seen the secret graden as a movie, but not on stage. And The Lion in Winter, I haven't heard of but will check out :-)
@missybal (4492)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Phantom of the opera for stage musical, and Much ado about nothing Shakespeare play.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Phantom of the Opera is wonderful...I have only seen the movie version, which I know doesn't equal the experience of on stage.
@Smclin1 (325)
• United States
7 Oct 06
A mid-summer night's dream is one of the best plays ever. But the worst has to be the glass menagerie. That play didn't make sense. And neither did Pygmalion.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Yea I read A MND in college and fell in love with it. I haven't read/seen Pygmalion yet...I wanted to, but not so sure ;) Thx for your response :-D
• United States
29 Mar 07
My favorite play is actually Noises Off. I was made into a movie with an all-star cast but works even better in its original form. I have yet to see a professional thatre company perform it but I loved the staging our local actors did. Its hilarious.
@Galena (9123)
27 Mar 07
The Rocky Horror Show. just fantastic. everything about the entire experience.
@loisse21 (216)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Im actually a theatre fanatic and I've seen quite a number of plays already. I got four favorites: Rent,Les Miserables, Merchant of Venice and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I think they are my favorites since they tackle society in General and those are the themes i want to see in plays movies or books.it depicts real life. I also like Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing and A Mid Summer Nights Dream by Shakespeare because just like you, i like comedy plays too...
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
14 Mar 07
For me this is a tough question because I love musicals. Some of my favorites that I have seen are "The Scarlet Pimpernel", "Phantom of the Opera", "West Side Story", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". I've seen many others but those four really top my list. I didn't care for "Cats". To be honest had trouble staying awake during it. It was a big let down for me after hearing so many people rave about it. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" my sister surprised me with a couple of years ago with the tickets. That was a phenomenal showing. I really enjoyed that one.
@ycswid (279)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
I love musical theatre. My favourite one so far is Cabaret of course when my son played the emcee. I loved Les Mis, Phantom, Miss Saigon when they played in Toronto, Canada. Urinetown is also wonderful. I've seen so very many and can't think of anything that I didn't enjoy from Nunsense to Bye,Bye Birdie, The Sound of Music to The Fantastics, Pippin to Into the Woods whether professional or amateur I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I also enjoyed Les Cage when my son played one of "the girls" in our local community theatre version years ago. I'm going to see We Will Rock You at the end of the month and I'm sure that will be added to the list. I'm also anxious to see the upcoming Canstage version of Rocky Horror next month as I've never seen the play. There is a local playwright (well he's widely known in Canada) Norm Foster he writes wonderful plays (mostly comedy) and I try to go to any local productions of his works. I've been to a few Shakespeare plays whether in Stratford Ontario or local productions and they are also nice but my preference is musical theatre. One day I hope to make it to Broadway to see a production.