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Musical's I've Seen and Enjoyed
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No. Title Composer Date/s Seen? S~track? Piano? Book? Film? Recommend?/ Comments
1. Aida Time Rice / Elton John


6/03 - NY

Y y Want This is just WOW. THe lighting was spectacular. and SIMONE was completely a show stopper. She can do it all, act, sing, she was the show. It was simply exttrodinary. i'd recommend anyone to see this, several times if possible. . .
2. Ain't Misbehavin' Fat's Waller 96-2000 Hardly remember it. I think we walked out.
3. Annie Ralph Burns
Charles Strouse
88-93-00-02 Y Always cute. Community Theatre is best.
4. Annie Get Your Gun Irving Berlin 90-01 Y Great production. Enjoyed thoroughly



Anything Goes

Best Little Whorehouse

Cole Porter



Very Fun show.

Cute butforgetable.



Beauty and the Beast










Very cute...

Oh my goodness, if you can EVER get to see this. . . it is a DO NOT MISS! It was the most amazing choreography! Beyond Fabulous.

9. Big River Roger Miller and William Hauptman 87-90 This one always makes me think
10. The Boy Friend Sandy Wilson 76-90 Y I was Maize in HS ( High School )
11. Brigadoon Lerner & Loewe 80-94-98-03 Want Y I love this Music/ Storyline
12. Bring in the Noise... the Funk Craig Anderton 98 Pretty good.Similar to Tap Dogs
13. Bye Bye Birdie Charles Strouse. Lyrics:
Lee Adams.
92-99 Y Telephone song is great
14. . Cabaret Ralph Burns - John Kander Fred Ebb 92-98-01 Y I didnt' care for it the first two times, but the last time made me think
15. Camelot Lerner & Loewe 86-90-94-02 Y Wonderful plot
16. Can-Can Cole Porter 97
17. Carousel Rodgers & Hammerstein 87-96-99 Y The Siloquoy is amazing
18. Cats Webber/Eliot -89-93- Y Y Y ahhh, the costumes
19. Chess Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
90-92 Y Y Nearly my favorite.
20. Chicago Kander/Ebb/Fosse 98 I wasn't impressed
21. Copacabana Barry Manilow/ Feldman 01 Want Manilow's Song revisited. - I liked it.
22 Contact Susan
Stroman and John Weidman
01 Want Fantastic. I loved every minute. The "Swing" scene, depicting a painting by Fragonard, was my favorite.
23 A Chorus Line Marvin Hamlisch
Edward Kleban
88-92-99 Saw this on my 1 year anniv.
24 Crazy For You George (1898-1937) and (1896-1983) Ira Gershwin 94-98
25 Damn Yankees Richard Adler & Jerry Ross 97-03 Want Loved the Music
26 Defending the Caveman Rob Becker's 00 Every woman / man should see this
27 Dreamgirls Tom Eyen 88 Eh, it was alright.
28 Evita Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
89-93-00 Stupendous Music.



Fiddler on the Roof

Flower Drum Song





Another all time favorite-played Zidel

Have tickets, I'll let you know. . .

31 . 42nd Street Harry Warren 87-95-99 See it for the dancing
32 . The Fantasticks Tom Jones 78 Never did like this
33 Fossee Bob Fosse 01 Eh... it was alright.
34 . Funny Girl Jule Styne and Bob Merrill 76-92 Y Only Streisand



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Full Monty

Steven Soundheim



Saw this first in HS

Oh my. . . I spent most of the time hoping they did NOT take it all off!

37 George M George M. Cohan 84 Y
38 Godspell Stephen Schwartz 77 Y Sister's HS play
39 Grand Hotel 91 Fabulous Choreography
40 Grease John Farrar /Barry Gibb 93 Y Great music, lousey morals
41 Guys and Dolls Frank Loesser 94 Y
42 Gypsy Steven Soundheim 96 Rather Liked this
43 Heartbeats Amanda McBroom 95 Y Every woman over 4 should see this
44 Hello Dolly! Jerry Herman 92-96-00 Y Saw this at a church performance as well
45 How to Succeed in Business w/out Really Trying Frank Loesser 79-96 Lo was in this in HS
46 Into the Woods Steven Soundheim 90-97-01 Y Fabulous messages/music - A must see
47 Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
77-96 HS play as well as Music Circus
48 Jolson Lucy Martin 99
49 Joseph and the Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
91-96-98-03 Y Y Absolutely LOVE this music
50 King and I Rodgers & Hammerstein 67-90-94-00 Y Y The new (2000) film with Foster is fabulous
51 Kismet Robert Wright and George Forrest 76-86 Saw with Richard / Marlene Paid
52 Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter 80-96-02 Y Saw this on our honeymoon in Yelowstone
53 Les Miserabls Boublil/Schonberg 91-93-99-03 Y Y Y Probably my favorite
54 Little Me Cy Coleman - Carolyn Leigh 91 Not Memorable
55 Lunch Steve Dorff, John Bettis, 94 Pretty good. A new Musical.




Mamma Mia!

Jerry Herman

Andersson/ Ulvaeus






I like this better than "Dolly!"

If you like ABBA, you'll love this. Wonderful story/ music. Memories and Costuming. Well worth it.

58 Man of LaMancha Mitch Leigh
Lyrics Joe Darion
89-93-02 Y Y Ah, Dear Don Quixote. .
59 Me and My Girl Noel Gay Buch 89-91 Sorta cute. Great choreography
60 Miss Saigon Alain Boubil and Richard Maltby Jr. 99 Great show, didn't like the ending.
61 The Most Happy Fella Frank Loesser 99 A pleasent surprise
62 The Music Man Meredith Willson 91-91-01 Y Y Great music
63 My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe 89-93-97-01 Y Y Love the story
64 My One and Only George Gershwin 87 Don't remember this at all.
65 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Rupert Holmes/ Charles Dickins 88 I liked the different Endings.
66 Nunsunse Dan Goggin 95 cute music
67 Oklahoma! Rodgers & Hammerstein 76-86-92-97 Y Y Y I was Laurie in HS
68 Oliver! Lionel Bart Johnny Green 89-97 Y
69 Once Upon a Mattress Mary Rodgers 77 DelRay was in this
70 Paint Your Wagon Lerner & Loewe 95-01-02 Y Janeal was in this
71 The Pajama Game Richard Adler and Jerry Ross 98?
72 Peter Pan Mark Charlap, Jule Styne 90-97 Y Y Love the effects of flying
73 . The Phantom of the Opera A.L. Webber 95-97-03NY Y Y Y Y Astonishing Music/ Saw in SF/ New York

74 .


The Producers


Mel Brooks

Stephen Schwartz



I'll let you know - I have tickets for Next June.

High School Field trip -- Daughter's HS did this, I did the choreography, fun. . .

76 .


Pirates of Penzance


Gilbert and Sullivan



Play actually. Enjoyed it.

78 Ragtime Lynn Ahrens 00 Want Fantastic. LOVED the costumes
79 Rent Jonathan Larson 00 Saw in Ireland - Walked out. Awful
80 . Riverdance Bill Whelan 98-01 Y Marvelous. Liked the 1st time better



Saturday Night Fever

Secret Garden

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman








I was honestly a little disappointed. The performers were mostly understudies, and they were not very good, and rather stiff.

Great Music/ Scenery

83 Seven Brides for 7 Brothers Music by Gene de Paul; Joel Hirschhorn
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer/ Al Kasha
89-93-98 Y One of my favorites
84 1776 Sherman Edwards / Stone 92-99 I want the kids to see this
85 She Loves Me Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
95 Very Sweet Show
86 . Show Boat Rodgers & Hammerstein 90-94-98-01 Y I cry at Old man River Every time
87 Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein 86-92-96 Y Y Y I remember seeing this as a child
88 South Pacific Rodgers & Hammerstein 89-93-98 Y Y Y Gonna Wash this man outta my hair!
89 Starlight Express A.L. Webber 98 Y Y Loved this one.
90 Stomp JAMES D. STERN 98 Fantastic. Show
91 Sweet Charity Bob Fosse's 77 Y Sawy thi sin HS



Tap Dogs

The Secret Garden

Dein Perry






I LOVED this. Great show

Wonderful. Sweet, Timely, Well produced with nice effects

9 4

9 5

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Unsinkable Molly Brown

Meredith Willson




Have Tickets


96 West Side Story Steven Soundheim 75- 94 Y Y Y Davis
97 Whistle Down the Wind A.L. Webber 00 Y Saw in London- Magnificent
98 Will Rogers Follies Peter Stone (libretto), Cy Coleman (music), 97 Very fun show
99 Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum. 95 Y Y Crystal watched this 100+ times
100 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Clark Gesner 00 I liked some of the lyrics, but the play was so so
101 The Wiz Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown, 78 Y Y Y HS field trip
102 Ziegfeld, A Night at the Follies Florenz Ziegfeld 91 Eh... Just so so
102 WICKED! Winnie Holzman 03,07,09 Y Y Y Simply amazing, one of the best shows I've seen. The book doesn't even compare and that is RARE! Loved the story, the sets, the singing, the costumes, everything just a delight. Go see it!

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