Moulin Rouge - worth the price?

Apr 16th, 2007, 02:42 AM
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Moulin Rouge - worth the price?

My husband and I are thinking of seeing Moulin Rouge, but I wanted to get some feedback on those that have been recently.
What should we expect with the show? I don't know much about it but know it is famous.

Is dinner recommended or just see the show?
Where to sit - what is the best way to book for the best prices?

Thank you!!
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Apr 16th, 2007, 04:23 AM
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I've seen the show and enjoyed it; did not have the meal.

The 'quality' of "that kind of show" (to use an oft-repeated Fodorite phrase) has been debated here more than once. You may want to do a search since the overall quality of the show probably hasn't changed that much since the last melee about it.

Best prices may be directly through the show's website

www.moulinrouge.fr

Note: they definitely enforce the "no shorts" dress code.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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See the show, but go to dinner before or afterwards. Don't wear anything that resembles a tennis shoe or sneaker. They have a strict dress code. Shirt/polo shirt with a collar will be fine.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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Hi S,

If you must go, don't have dinner there.

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Apr 16th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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"If you must go..."

See what I mean, Sxc315?
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Apr 16th, 2007, 05:39 AM
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ira, have you been?
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:23 AM
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ok well this helps some, as I feel confident now if we do go we won't have dinner.

I'll have to search for the controversy regarding the show. I am not too familiar with what the show entails - but it sounds like there are some questionable acts?
Is it more like a play, opera, musical or charade of acts?
Thanks to all who provided feedback
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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We've had this question before so do a search for Moulin Rouge and read on.
It was quite interesting.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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I did not think it was worth it with or without dinner. But consider how many people go and think for yourself. There will not be 'right' opinion for you until you experience it yourself.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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Well, it's a tourist-oriented 'adult' show with tasteful toplessness, of very tall dancers (many of them British) wearing expensive costumes and plumage
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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I don't go to those kind of shows and don't like them, but it is a tourist thing. I thought you knew full well what it was, if not, why do you even want to go? A play or opera? Are you kidding. It's like a Las Vegas showgirl show, that's basically where they came from, I think (in fact, the Tropicana there was famous for supposedly importing girls from the Folies Bergere). Their website makes it fairly clear what it is, I think. A lot of people do like those kind of shows, I know, it keeps Las Vegas in lots of money.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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>ira, have you been? <

Of course, and Sexy and Crazy Horse and Lido.

Kept thinking that one of them might be of some interest, but as it turned out, "If you've seen two, you've seen them all".

Haven't been to Paradis Latin, but I don't expect it to be very different from the above.



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