Broadway Show w/teens

Old Apr 17th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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Broadway Show w/teens

Looking for a broadway show that my whole family will enjoy. My kids ages are 13, 14, 16, & 18. Not sure if Spamalot is the way to go or the Wedding Singer? Help??
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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My kids 13 and 15 at the time, LOVED Spamalot and Wicked. We are seeing Spamalot again when in comes to our city on tour.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 06:47 PM
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Wife just saw Wedding Singer this past weekend and enjoyed it. Very difficult to get tickets for Spamalot. Also suggest Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent, Hairspray, and Mama Mia. Excellent website for discounted tickets:
http://www.broadwaybox.com/
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 04:05 AM
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I just went through this decision concerning my kids: 21, 20, 18, 14...and, we decided to see RENT. Wicked and Spamalot and Jersey Boys were sold out...those were all my first choices...

I saw the movie, Rent, which people tell me the Broadway show is SO much better. Since I liked the movie, I want to compare it to the live show.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 05:26 AM
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Other great options are Hairspray, Spelling Bee and Phantom. If they like Monty Python they will love spamelot. If they don't like Python, they will not like Spamelot. If they aren't familiar with Python, I'd say it's a 50-50 chance they'd like it.

I am not familiar with Wedding Singer, or for that matter most of the newer musicals. My son't all time favorite would be Hairspray (he is not a big theater person but he LOVED Hairspray). My daughter (who is a huge theater person) loves Rent (as do most teenagers) and really liked Phantom, Hairpsray and Wicked. SHe also liked Spelling Bee but it's not as big of a production as a show like Phantom.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 05:26 AM
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You can buy tickets to any show when it's sold out through a ticket broker. I hate doing it, but if it is a trip you don't make often, we think it can be worth it to see the shows you want and to get good seats.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 05:34 AM
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You should also check for discounts. The newer and or very popular shows generally don't have discounts. But some that have been around a while do (Rent, SPelling Bee, Hairspray). Checjk Broadwaybox.com, playbill.com, theatermania.com. You can purchase the ticket on line with the discount code or you can bring a printout to the box office.
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I'd definitely put Hairspray into the mix.
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STOMP is a must-see!

An experience like no other. I have seen it twice - liked it so much that I went again with 2 of my 3 teens. It is the coolest thing you could do for your kids. They loved it - it is hip and funny and musical.

(Not a traditional broadway play)

From the Stomp website:

You're mistaken if you look for a hidden message in STOMP. There are no political connotations, no pretentious techniques, and no dialogue to misconstrue. Instead, you're bombarded by noises that you usually try to block out. STOMP takes the everyday sounds of pipes and brooms, lighters and garbage pail lids, and creates the extraordinary.

So how do you describe STOMP? If you ask one of the creators, Luke Cresswell, he would simply say, "at the end of the day, STOMP is what it is."

www.stomponline.com
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Hi
Just took my kids to NYC in March and they freaked out over Wicked! They thought it was the best. Also they loved Hairpray but Lion King was the most "boring" they thought. They are 10-15-17 and enjoyed Broadway. We ate at Gallaghers around the corner from Wicked (perfect)and it ended up being their favorite place to eat.

Also I saw Jersey Boys and to much cussing for my kids so they could not go. But it was fantastic!!

My older kids did want to see Spamalot, we loved it. Again only the adults went to this one.

Have fun we did!
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Wedding Singer was previewed in Seattle and we took a 15, 18, 25, myself and my husband we all really enjoyed it. My 15 year old daughter has seen Wicked, Hairspray, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Momma Mia all in NYC and has loved them all. Avenue Q has sexual content though, just to warn you. Good Luck and have fun!
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